Perhaps you have some important meetings coming up, a speaking engagement, or an interview – Propranolol is a drug sometimes prescribed by doctors to help control the physical symptoms of performance anxiety.
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* Propranolol is not FDA-approved for the treatment of performance or other anxiety. Learn more about 'off-label' uses here.
Propranolol is a beta-blocker that can help control the physical symptoms of anxiety. Taken before a stressful event, Propranolol can help ease the performance anxiety during your big event – like a big presentation at work or interview.
Beta-blockers prevent adrenaline, from making contact with your beta receptors, limiting your body’s physical reactions to anxiety. These reactions can include a racing heartbeat, shaky voice or hands, or sweating. By reducing some of these physical reactions, Propranolol can help you feel less anxious.
*Beta-blockers such as Propranolol are FDA approved to treat high blood pressure, angina and certain other conditions. Treatment for these conditions is not currently offered through hims. Propranolol and other beta-blockers are not specifically approved by the FDA for treatment of anxiety disorders and use of Propranolol for performance anxiety is an ‘off-label use’.
Propranolol can help some people who struggle from performance anxiety during particularly stressful situations. This can include having to speak in front of an audience, an audition, or an interview. Talk with your doctor about whether Propranolol is right for you.
If your doctor prescribes Propranolol, Hims sends 5 pills per month at the dose prescribed by your doctor. It is typically taken on an as-needed basis in a single dose 30-60 minutes prior to the stressful event, but make sure to follow your doctor’s instructions on dosage and timing.
Consult your doctor about any medications, supplements, or vitamins you may take in case of drug interactions. Additionally, make sure to read all of the important safety information and use our platform to consult with a doctor if you are experiencing side-effects so they can recommend adjustments to your treatment plan.
Propranolol is a beta-blocker medication. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Propranolol is used to treat tremors, angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack, and to reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.
Our physicians may prescribe Propranolol to control some of the more physical signs of so called performance anxiety. For example, mild shaking or tremor, racing heartbeat and sweating. The more you have of these signs, the more anxious you may feel.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
You should not use propranolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
To make sure propranolol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
It is not known whether propranolol will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.
Propranolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Adults may take propranolol with or without food, but take it the same way each time.
If you are taking Propranolol for performance anxiety please take it about 30-60 minutes prior to the event or situation.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using propranolol. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
This medicine can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using propranolol.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not allow liquid medicine to freeze.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include slow or uneven heartbeats, dizziness, weakness, or fainting.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with propranolol, especially:
REMEMBER, KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN, NEVER SHARE YOUR MEDICINES WITH OTHERS, AND USE THIS MEDICATION ONLY FOR THE INDICATION PRESCRIBED.