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Can Betacap TR be taken to control anxiety?

Dear Doctor,



I have been taking xet cr (paroxetine) since last three year for social ANXIETY . I had taken xet cr 12.5 mg for two years then after I was not feeling well so doctor started 25 mg now I am on 25 mg since last one year. Now I am not feeling well so I consulted my psychiatrist. he added one more medicine named BETACAP TR 40 MG.(propranolol)in prescription. I want to ask you. If I feed good with this medicine, will doctor say to continue this medicine? or will doctor gradually stop this medicine? and If he gradually stops, will I feel o.k. after two three months?



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Wed, 15 Oct 2014
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Hi

i understand your concern.

Xet cr contains peroxetine a SSRI.

It will help to reduce anxiety by supplement or balancing serotonin level in brain.


Betacap is propranalol and it is beta blocker. It is also used to control anxiety by different machanism than xet cr.

Combination is even more useful then single one.

If you do not have any side effect than it would better to continue both till improvement.

There are other modalities pf treatment in social anxiety like behavior therapy or psychotherapy.

Combination of drug therapy with behavior therapy will give better results and out come.

I hope i have answered your query.

feel free to ask.

wish you a very good health.

Thank you.
Regards.

Dr Vishal Garala.


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Can Betacap TR be taken to control anxiety?

Hi i understand your concern. Xet cr contains peroxetine a SSRI. It will help to reduce anxiety by supplement or balancing serotonin level in brain. Betacap is propranalol and it is beta blocker. It is also used to control anxiety by different machanism than xet cr. Combination is even more useful then single one. If you do not have any side effect than it would better to continue both till improvement. There are other modalities pf treatment in social anxiety like behavior therapy or psychotherapy. Combination of drug therapy with behavior therapy will give better results and out come. I hope i have answered your query. feel free to ask. wish you a very good health. Thank you. Regards. Dr Vishal Garala.