was on 80mg then went on to 40mg now on 20mg. i want to stop all together...
Why are you on it? Does your doc know you're stopping it? If not why are you stopping it?
The half life of Propranolol is about 10 hours. This is the time it takes for the drug levels in your plasma to reduce by half.
For a drug to be totally eliminated from your system it takes around 5.5 times the half life.
As an estimate then, after taking a dose of Propranolol it should be out of your system after 55 hours ( just over 2 days).
However other factors to consider include:
1. How much and how often you have taken the drug.
2. Your metabolic rate – a slower metabolism will increase the time a drug remains in your system.
3. Your age and health – older age and poor health will generally increase the time the drug stays in your system.
4. Body mass – generally the bigger you are the longer a drug will remain in your system.
Were you able to stop the propranolol? I'm needing help with the same issue..
I was on bereblockers for 3 weeks for anxiety but came off them last night as keep getting shortness of breath which scares me just wondering if anyone else gets this as a side effect and how long do it take to settle down thanks
I am one 10mg tablet a day for servere headaches and have been on it for a few months now, my GP said, I can just stop taking it and I'll be fine but every time I try, by day 3 of no tablets my heart is beating out of my chest and I can't slow it down, taking these pills was the worst decision of my life, honestly.
my question is can anyone help and advise on how to stop taking these god awful things?
I have been taking propranolol for just over a week alongside st johns wort for anxiety and low mood and hated how they made me feel. Blurred vision, higher anxiety, palpitations and a cough so my Dr said to stop them so I have... I'm on day 4 and feel like i have bad anxiety all day... Tight chest, cough, bad palpitations and breathless, like the feelings you get with a chest infection... never had any of this ever in my life, even when I smoked.
I am scared but just wondered if anyone else has felt like that coming off them and now long does it last... I'm scared of a heart attack too like Mitch was but think my anxiety is making me think I will have one.
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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