Propranolol vs Xanax

Propranolol
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Propranolol is a cardiovascular medication (beta blocker).
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.4
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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Not Available
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
66,266 Discussions
614,672 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Migraines
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Palpitations
#5 for Shaking
#7 for Panic
#8 for Tachycardia
#9 for Graves
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Akathisia
#12 for PTSD
#13 for Hemangioma
Propranolol is prescribed for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Palpitations and Shaking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Pro
Insomnia
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Asthma
2
Weakness
2
Drowsiness
1
Weight Loss
1
Numbness
1
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
1
Euphoria
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Xanax
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Insomnia
Pro
Xan
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Xan
3
0
Weight Gain
Pro
Xan
3
1
Nausea
Pro
Xan
3
0
Shortness of Breath
Pro
Xan
2
0
Asthma
Pro
Xan
2
0
Weakness
Pro
Xan
2
2
Drowsiness
Pro
Xan
1
0
Weight Loss
Pro
Xan
1
1
Numbness
Pro
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Pro
2
2
Weight Gain
Xan
Pro
1
3
Euphoria
Xan
Pro
1
0
Weight Loss
Xan
Pro
1
1
Hallucinations
Xan
Pro
1
0
Dry Mouth
Xan
Pro
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Pro
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Pro
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Pro
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Pro
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Propranolol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Propranolol and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 90 mg
Capsule: 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 160 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL, 40 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/mL, 4.28 mg/mL
Drops: 80 mg/mL
Syringe: 1 mg/mL
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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Should be taking the same way every time either with food or on empty stomach because food may alter drug absorption.
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Propranolol Hcl
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Propranolol and Xanax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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