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Kerlone Dosage

The recommended starting dosage of Kerlone for treating high blood pressure in most people is 10 mg once a day. If your blood pressure does not improve, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dosage up to a maximum of 40 mg daily. Elderly individuals and people with kidney disease may require a lower starting dose.

Kerlone Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Kerlone® (betaxolol hydrochloride) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Recommended Kerlone Dosing

For most people, the starting Kerlone dosage for high blood pressure treatment is 10 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may slowly increase your dose up to a maximum of Kerlone 40 mg per day. In rare situations, taking Kerlone twice daily may be recommended.
For elderly individuals and people with kidney disease, a lower starting dosage (such as Kerlone 5 mg once daily) may be recommended.
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking Kerlone, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. It is usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over at least two weeks, with careful monitoring, and to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping Kerlone.
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