My partner was today prescribed Propranolol for anxiety. Can you tell me how long it will be until these take effect? He was hoping immediately. Also, I was concerned to read that Propranolol may lead to depression. Can you shed any light?
Propranolol works by blocking the adrenalin response in the body. It should help with the anxiety almost immediately unless a greater dose is needed than the starting dose. It does not cause depression, it just diminishes the hyper alert state of anxiety.
Proprananol is an antihypertensive med, and it blocks acetylcholinergic and serotonergic activity (not enough serotonin in the synapse has been found to be associated with depression, so maybe thats were you got the idea, and as one of the rarer side effects, depression is listed--www.fda.gov has info on it). But if anyone is taking proprananol, I was thinking of trying it for anxiety so if you have good luck with it I would like to hear more about it. Thanks
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.