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Is intake of 8mg Rapaflo within 8 hrs a cause of concern?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Posted on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have accidentally taken 8mg of rapaflo within 8 hrs. am I ok
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 46 minutes later
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Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
The recommended dose of Rapaflo is 8mg per day only.
Since you have taken an extra dose after 8 hours you might feel dizziness.
It is also known to cause orthostatic hypotension that is reduction in blood pressure on standing up.
So I would advise you not to exert much and also get up slowly from the bed by first hanging down your legs and then getting up.
I would also advise you to skip the next dose.
If you have any further query please ask me.
Stay Healthy.
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