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Suggest treatment for essential tremors and dizziness

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Dr. Erion Spaho

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Posted on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: I was originally put on inderal la 160mg for essential tremor but that was discontinued and I changed to the generic propanolol 160mg have been having side effects like lightheaded/dizziness frequent urinating drinking excessively do you thing my gp would be able to cut the dosage at my request and what would you recommend for dosage for essential tremor
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Lowering the dose should be considered by your GP.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Propranolol daily dose used to treat essential tremor varies from 60 to 240 mg/ daily, with the maximum dose of 320 mg/daily.

Since you are experiencing side effects, I think your Doctor should consider lowering the dose, since there is a possibility of control of symptoms with lower dose ( 80 mg, or 120 mg daily ).

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Kind regards.
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