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Also known as: Hemangeol, Inderal, Inderal LA, Inderal XL, InnoPran XL

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9.6/10 Average Rating

250 Ratings with 258 User Reviews

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"I have had the fear of public speaking ever since high school. And now at the age 28 I still haven't gotten over it. I have been searching for job for 4 months now and each time an interview is scheduled. I panic, start trembling and cant think of anything to say. I have an interview in 15 mins and I took 40mg of propranolol and I don't know if it is going to help. My biggest fear is not knowing how to answer the question being asked. I have even canceled some interviews because I get so scared. Please wish me luck. I really need this job."

fear of speaking June 21, 2017

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"I have lost 3 years of college being victim of public speaking. Guys, please try this. I know how you feel but please TRY this. I just used that today in a school interview in France (in skype) , I was so scared. Imagine I woke up at 5 am and couldn't have more sleep because my heart was pumping so hard that I could easily heard it. I took 20 mg 2 hours before and another 20 mg 1 hour before. I became another person. I swear I was another person. No more anxiety, no more stress, no trembling voice, red face etc. I said to the prof: sorry but I am a little nervous because its my first interview on skype, while I was not at all nervous. It was just a part that I had learned and had to say lol.. This is a life saver for me"

   
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MonCheri June 21, 2017

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"I've always had an abnormal and extremely strong physical response to public speaking. My heart will beat like I've just sprinted 100m, my voice will become so shaky that I can barely speak, and the sense of panic scrambles my mind so much that I don't even know what I'm saying. Having to introduce myself at a meeting triggers something approaching a full-on panic attack. It's extremely unpleasant and very embarrassing. Psychologically I don't fear public speaking; the physiological reaction is just abnormal and disproportionate. Propranolol works wonders for preventing the physical response. I take 10-20mg 1-2 hours before exposure and can speak normally in meetings, etc."

   
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MarkBr (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 15, 2017

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"IT'S A TRUE MIRACLE. 30 seconds before my presentation I was gonna run away from the class lol but the second I started talking that was the moment the miracle started. I could think straight, no trembling or voice shaking . I mean I was nervous which is totally normal but I had no physical symptoms of anxiety. I took a 20mg in the morning and a 40mg 1 hour before presentation but I think the 40mg would do the job but I didn't want to risk anything. totally game changer!"

   
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Mohammareza June 2, 2017

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"Magic. Everything you heard is true. I have had the usual symptoms- inability to think, voice trembling so hard words don't come out, gasping like a fish out of water and feeling so much shame, because in every other respect I am a competent, confident person. This simply eliminates it all and lets the real me come out. I can not recommend it highly enough. Do not waste another second of your life worrying about this performance anxiety or stage fright or nervousness of public speaking."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2017

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"1 weeks ago, I was informed that I had to present to a group of higher management and my colleagues on a subject I am not most familiar with. When I first heard it a wave of panic swept through me. I struggled to put the power points together. I was unsure if I could get through this without damaging my career. I took 10 mg in the morning as I had to run through it with my boss. I felt really tired after that and sense of detachment from people around. I could not imagine taking some more later before the real thing. I took 20 gram anyway 1 hour before. I feel that I could not think clearly before the presentation. But just as I started I begin to enter a zone where I spoke like a pro and completed it beautifully!"

   
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BoonCheong May 17, 2017

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"No doubt, this stuff works. I stumbled across these reviews in Dec and asked my doc for it- no problem giving it to me, and he uses it himself for speeches! I suffered from a racing mind to full blown panic attacks. Tried toastmasters- very helpful, but couldn't get over the panic. Tried this a few times for smaller presentations, and I did notice a difference. This week I had a larger 50+ person presentation, and nailed it. Still need to figure out dosage - doc said 10 mg, which was effective. But for this larger presentation, I was feeling very nervous so ended up popping 40 mg total. Thing is, this won't eliminate the jitters so don't expect that. But when I started talking, it totally kicked in! No panic, in full control for an hour!"

   
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nomorepanic May 11, 2017

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"It's a miracle!! I've been struggling with performance anxiety since high school, and it has interfered with my life greatly. I actually enjoy the thought of public speaking, but I fear my own anxiety! Anytime I would speak in front of a crowd I would automatically go into a state with a pounding heart beat, sweaty and shaky hands, and a shaky voice. It was visibly uncomfortable to watch. I took 20mg of propranolol 4 hours before a speech I had to do for work, and 20mg more an hour before, and poof! All symptoms of anxiety were gone. I was still a little nervous right before the speech naturally, but once I got up there, it went so smoothly. No tremors, no fast talking, no pounding heart beat. I truly recommend this."

   
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dh1996 (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2017

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"Have had performance anxiety all my life. Have been trying numerous things like books, courses, speaking circles etc. Normally I would practise my presentation over and over until I knew it by heart. Conclusion is that nothing really worked and practising did not make it better. I now use propranolol 20 mg and my experience is that it brings me back to the person that I really am. Actually I'm a very good presenter, only the anxiety negatively influences this. Best medicine ever, career saver! Would highly recommend it."

   
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Chico336 (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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"It's all true. Prevents the panic!"

   
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C. Johnson March 28, 2017

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"Propranolol is so amazing. I used to have really bad panic attacks before presentations in college and now I take this medicine an hour before I present and turn into another person. I no longer tremble, my heart no longer pounds like crazy and I can talk normal and be completely comfortable in front of a big lecture hall. It honestly works so well."

   
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Anonymous March 20, 2017

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"Absolutely great. I used to have shaky voice, no independent thought, facial twitching...I used to have to have down a couple shots of vodka to make it through a 5 minute presentation. Now, take 40mg 2 hours out, another 20mg one hour from show time, and it is like magic. I am engaging, comfortable, able to make eye contact, and even improvise on the fly. My presentations end with a committee firing questions in rapid succession, propranolol has provided the ability to take them all in stride. Nothing substitutes for adequate preparation and this will not make you shine if you don't know what you are talking about, but it is a godsend when you know your stuff yet so uncomfortable your delivery SUCKS. Wish I discovered sooner!!"

   
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Snakle76 March 7, 2017

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"What an amazing feeling it is to be able to speak in front of your peers without issue. I took 45mg over the course of 3 hours before my presentation and it worked without question. Trust me, I was sceptical if it would work or not and boy did it deliver! I'm a big guy and 45 mg was more than enough."

   
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MattGats1986 (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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"My fear of public speaking has affected my professional life. I consciously and unconsciously avoid jobs that will put me in the spotlight. When I do get trapped into public speaking it's been devastating. Underlying panic for weeks, months ahead of time. Ruins your life. Severe panic leading up to the events. And the actual events have not gone well and have been humiliating. As a professional it makes you feel very small. I want to hide under a rock and just cry. I still get a bit nervous leading up to the event. Practice sessions are still very bad and I'm sure I'll bomb. But with the medicIne I'm nervous but calm when the time comes. And I can speak like a human. And THINK while I'm speaking if I need to. So glad I found this."

   
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Jimbo222 March 4, 2017

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"I am a 44 year old female that as dealt with fear of public speaking all my life. I've recently joined an organization where the ability to public speak is a career necessity. I've tried taking Xanax during public speaking engagements. While it would calm me down slightly, it wasn't able to control the adrenaline-induced autonomic responses such as shaky voice. Today I took 80mg of propranolol spaced between 90 minutes to 30 minutes before my presentation and 2 0.5 mg doses of Alprazolam in that 90 minute to 30 minute window before my presentation. I was nervous entering the presentation. As soon as I spoke, no sign of anxiety or shaky voice evident. I was joking and very natural on stage. I am so grateful for these drugs."

   
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genmod (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2017

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"This medicine really works. As I commented below, I have struggled with panic attacks/anxiety, that sometimes sets in when I am about to start presenting/speak in front of many people, for 25 years (I am now 43). The strange thing is that sometimes it does not happen. I can't control under which presentation the body launches the full attack. Today I had another presentation for 35 people. I prepared very well. Took 60 mg propranolol 1 hour before. I had no heart racing, none of my usual shaky voice, no choking, etc. The med blocks it actually. It WORKS. I can present calm as a normal person. I also noticed that I have almost no anxiety in the days before presentations compared to before when I didn't used propranolol as I know I'm going to be fine I'm now not anxious"

   
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Gabriel12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 13, 2017

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"I have always been anxious at public speaking, I was recently asked by a close friend to speak at his mothers funeral, I couldn't refuse but as the time came closer the anxiety was unbearable and I knew I couldn't go through with it without major panic and possible failure. I read public speaking tips and stumbled across reviews of medication. I went to see the doctor and asked about propranolol. He said I could try it and prescribed 10mg and advised me to try it to get the feeling and take up to a max of 40mg 2hrs before the funeral. I am so glad I did, this stuff is amazing, I only needed 20mg and it made me so calm, I was still nervous but only perhaps 4/10 instead of 10/10. I got through the speech without a problem and am so pleased."

   
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J Ox February 8, 2017

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"Propranolol has been a life saver for me since I started taking it in grad school for performance anxiety. For years I had avoided public speaking and any situation where I was the focus of attention. It really works...and I don't think much of it is placebo at all. I still get nervous before a large presentation (my job now requires frequent presentations), but my body stays calm. My face doesn't get as red as a tomato. I feel I can think clearly. It's truly wonderful. Does anyone have any knowledge or evidence of propranolol having adverse effects on triglycerides/cholesterol? My triglycerides have been so high but I have also had thyroid issues too. I would love to be able to continue using this drug forever and ever, when I need it."

   
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takkvida (taken for 10 years or more) January 26, 2017

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"Hello. I have since high scool had big trouble with presentations and public speaking in front of group of people. Some times I managed to handle this ok, but some times my body launched full blown panic attack where my heart raced and my body and voice froze so hard that I hardly managed to get through. For two weeks ago I went to my doctor and told him about this. I asked if he could prescribe me Propranolol. He understood me well and gave me prescription for 100 tablets of 20 mg propranolol. Today I had a presentation in front of around 60 people in our office. I took two 20-mg tablets/pills of propranolol 70 minutes before I should start the presentation. I held the presentation without problems at all. :-))))))))))))))"

   
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Gabriel12 January 25, 2017

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"What a terrible feeling it is not to be able to speak in front of public. I had to deal with this since I was in the fifth grade. How embarrassing to avoid public speaking but when I had to I did and it was so embarrassing to me I never wanted to do it again, but you I had to face the music. I found that propranolol taken it 45 minutes 20 milligrams help tremendously. I wasn't nervous and I felt at ease. Although I would like to find alternatives which I've been trying to find and have been unable to have something that will works. I would like to find a natural remedy that will help keep me calm throughout the day when I'm not public speaking in case something comes up unexpectedly I won't be looking like a fool."

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) January 22, 2017

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"About a year ago I read the reviews for this drug and literally jumped for joy I was so excited to hear others experiences. Since an embarrassing speech in High School I have had a horrible fear of public speaking effecting my college and work life. I told my doctor I wanted to try this and she prescribed my 15 mg. For the first time in my college career I could make it through a speech without panicking. ANY type of public speaking, including introducing myself, used to freak me out so bad. Propranolol has saved my life!!"

   
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shy_student (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 4, 2017

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"I had massive anxiety about public speaking for a long time, I was worried about the fact that I would come across nervous as I usually experienced the usual symptoms from the adrenaline like my heart beating fast and my voice sounding shaky. I found in the recent presentations I have done that by taking propranolol (40mg) an hour or so before the presentation I had absolutely no symptoms of anxiety and so could perform well. I would highly recommend this to anyone who gets nervous about public speaking."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2016

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"Propranolol is literally a miracle drug. Took it before a presentation today and I literally felt no nerves at all. I felt as if I was talking to friends and it helped me connect with the audience so well as I was so much more laid back. I do not think I will ever have a problem with presentations or interviews again after using this drug. Highly recxommend. I took 10mg"

   
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Jess111 December 12, 2016

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"Ever since I was in middle school, I completely dreaded public speaking. Now that I am in college, I decided to do something about it, I went to my doctor told him about my experiences with public speaking and perscribed propranolol. I started taking them but realized nothing really changed and assumed they were not working because I still had mental anxiety, finally the day of my presentation comes (I took 80mg- maybe a little too much but better to be safe than sorry!) and as I walked to the front of the class I still had anxiety but two slides in - everything changed. I did not care about that fact that I was presenting, it's almost like I became a different person!! Public speaking was the activity I dreaded the most!!! 100% RECOMMEND"

Propranololisamiracle December 5, 2016

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"GAME CHANGER if you fear public speaking. it solves the problem. 20mg - 1h before the speech and you will be calm and relaxed like if you are in a bar with friend speaking about football. I just mind why i did not start before... I have lost so many years"

   
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bing999 December 1, 2016

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