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What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe propranolol for you as a licensed medicine for anxiety and shaking
  • Under 18
    If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Tablets

    Available in 10mg, 40mg, 80mg and 160mg strengths

  • Capsules

    Long-acting capsules (available in 80mg and 160mg strengths)

  • Liquids

    Available in 5mg/5ml, 10mg/5ml, 40mg/5ml and 50mg/5ml strengths

Propranolol is a beta-blocker medicine.

It helps to treat the symptoms which come with anxiety.

Propranolol can be used for a number of conditions

Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility