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    Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    Hi,

    I was originally prescribed 60mg of propranolol to be taken in 20mg batches 3 times per day (For Anxiety) after working well for the first 2 months I started taking them less and less before eventually stopping. I then had a major relapse just before xmas!

    I know it clearly states that you should speak to the doctor before stopping the medication but saying as i reduced the dose i figured that I was probably doing what the doctor wouldve said to do anyway!?

    Anyway, I went back to the GP to inform them of my relapse and I was prescribed Bedranol? which is Propranolol but 80mg in a 1 per day slow release capsual. Although its the same medication it has effected me in a completely different way!? Has anyone else experienced this?

    I actually persevered with the slow release for 3 weeks. I went back on the 20mg 3 times a day and i feel much better!

    Is this mind over matter?! Has anyone else had both forms of the medication?

    Marc

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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    Hi I've had both types and the slow release did nothing to help me at all, i now take 40mg twice a day and its helping my anxiety, i much prefer the standard release to the slow release x x
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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    Hi iv had both types first ones were 20mg three times aday they didnt help me ,im now on 80mg slow release they are working well but everyone is different x
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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    Thanks for both of your replies! Like I say I don't know if it's psychological but the standard release suit me much more for instance my mood isn't as gloomy and I have more enthusiasm. I suppose were all different!
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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    My cousin swears by the slow release ones but i prefer the standard as if i feel a panic coming on i Take one and it helps calm me especially the physical symptoms x x
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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    I am on 80MG slow release and find it works for blushing. You can feel it warring of at certain stages of the day then kicking in again. It gives me a really relaxed feeling which is great.

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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    I've also been on both types of propranolol and currently on 40mg a day in the form of two 20mg tablets taken in the morning and evening and ive been better with this over the last 2 years. Previous to this I was on one 80mg slow release pill that I took each morning and had horrendous side effects, mainly that I would get quite breathless and lightheaded when I was walking and had weight gain totally out of proportion to what I was eating (apparently it interferes with insulin levels which can lead to blood sugar problems). Even though the slow release pills are meant to last the whole day, I believe that instead of it being a steady flow of meds, there is a surge when first taken which can make some people feel bad.

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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    i felt utterly pukey with stomach cramps on the 'fast' release after just 3 days i could take no more and was then prescribed 'slow release' which was gentler on my tummy

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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    Hi, anyone know where can I buy the slow release capsules?

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    Re: Propranolol Vs Slow Release Propranolol

    BEDRANOL SR is a scam. It is deemed bioequivalent, yet it has got so many adverse effects. It is produced using cheap ingredients, yet its proper equivalent does not have anything such.

    More could be found here: nomorepanic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=150932

    I would urge everyone to get in touch with the medical authority here in the UK, the HMRA. Their email for investigation of failing and inefficient medications is gmpinspectorate(at)mhra.gsi.gov.uk.

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