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People with high blood pressure or migraines are often prescribed a propranolol sustained-release dosage of 80 mg a day. The usual dose for hypertrophic subaortic stenosis ranges from 80 mg to 160 mg a day. People with angina are typically given between 80 mg and 320 mg a day. Your actual propranolol sustained-release dosage will vary, based on factors like age and other medications you are taking.

Propranolol Sustained-Release Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of propranolol hydrochloride sustained-release (Inderal® LA) that your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking
  • How you respond to propranolol sustained-release.
As always, do not adjust your propranolol sustained-release dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(The information in this article applies specifically to Inderal LA and its generic versions. For information about InnoPran XL®, a similar medication, see InnoPran XL.)

Propranolol Sustained-Release Dose for High Blood Pressure

The recommended starting dosage of propranolol sustained-release for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 80 mg once a day. After a couple of weeks, based on the blood pressure response and/or propranolol sustained-release side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. Your healthcare provider may also add a diuretic (a "water pill") or another blood pressure medication if your blood pressure is not controlled by propranolol sustained-release alone.
The usual propranolol sustained-release dosage for most people is somewhere between 120 mg to 160 mg once a day, although sometimes much higher dosages are necessary.
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