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Propranolol Sustained-Release Dosing by Condition

Dosage of Propranolol Sustained-Release for Angina

For improving angina symptoms, the recommended propranolol sustained-release dosage is anywhere from 80 mg to 320 mg a day. Your specific dosage will depend on the improvement in your symptoms at each dose tried.

Propranolol Sustained-Release Dosage for Migraines

For migraine prevention, the starting dose of propranolol sustained-release is 80 mg once a day. Based on the migraine response and/or side effects, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease the propranolol sustained-release dosage.
An improvement in the number of migraines should be noticed within four to six weeks. If it is not, your healthcare provider may have you slowly stop the medication over several weeks and then switch you to another migraine medication.

Dose of Propranolol Sustained-Release for Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis

The usual dose to treat hypertrophic subaortic stenosis is somewhere between 80 mg and 160 mg of propranolol sustained-release once a day. The actual dose will be based on your response to the medicine and/or side effects.

General Information on Dosing With Propranolol Sustained-Release

Some considerations for people taking propranolol sustained-release include:
  • Your propranolol sustained-release dosage should be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
  • Propranolol sustained-release may be taken with or without food.
  • Do not break, chew, or crush the propranolol sustained-release capsules.
  • Make sure to take propranolol sustained-release at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
  • If you do not take your propranolol sustained-release as scheduled, take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
  • You should not stop taking propranolol sustained-release without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping propranolol sustained-release abruptly may increase the risk of serious side effects (see Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol Sustained-Release).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to propranolol sustained-release or your specific propranolol sustained-release dosage, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, as mentioned, you should not adjust your propranolol sustained-release dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
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