A 35-year-old male asked:
i have been prescribed propranolol for anxiety and hypertension.can this medication make my heart rate and pulse too low when i am not anxious? my pulse at rest is between 60-75bpm and bp138/88 est.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Douglas Bey answered
56 years experience Psychiatry
Can lower hr: Your doc will monitor your hr ; BP but not being anxious shouldn't b a problem.
Answered on May 11, 2016
Dr. Richard Williams answered
17 years experience Pharmacy
Maybe: Propranolol is a "beta blocker" and used for hypertension and in some cases anxiety. One effect of this class is to slow heart rate. From the little info you supplied it looks like it is working fine. However, if you are concerned, talk it over with your physician and if necessary there may be alternatives available. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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