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Is prolonged dosage of Propranolol 360 mg safe?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2015
Question: I am taking propranolol for 15 years. Started with 20 mg but now I am taking 360 mg daily. Is it safe?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Safe upto 640 mg in a day

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Propranolol is safe if used by advice of doctor and not exceeded than 640 mg in a day. However maintenance dose should be targeted at 160 mg a day. If you have a problem with uncontrolled blood pressure, you can add a medication to that instead of increasing the dose any further.

Nutshell, 360 is safe but not wise. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please.

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Khan
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Brief Answer: Safe upto 640 mg in a day Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Propranolol is safe if used by advice of doctor and not exceeded than 640 mg in a day. However maintenance dose should be targeted at 160 mg a day. If you have a problem with uncontrolled blood pressure, you can add a medication to that instead of increasing the dose any further. Nutshell, 360 is safe but not wise. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and don't forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan