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Is Propranolol prescribed for high blood pressure?

My blood pressure was 176/106 this morning currently taking 40 mg of propranolol twice a day. Is this medication specifically prescribed for high blood pressure? I also suffer from Graves disease and take 125 mcgr of Levoxyl per day since my thyroid was taken with I-131 iodine back in 2003

Tue, 2 May 2017
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Hello,
It's given for both blood pressure and to control the symptoms cause by graves disease. However, one is having only blood pressure problem then this is not prescribed as it's not a very good antihypertensive. So your blood pressure is still elevated then needs to add other medicine like Tab Amlodipine 5 mg once a day. Have low salt diet and regular exercise.
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Is Propranolol prescribed for high blood pressure?

Hello, It s given for both blood pressure and to control the symptoms cause by graves disease. However, one is having only blood pressure problem then this is not prescribed as it s not a very good antihypertensive. So your blood pressure is still elevated then needs to add other medicine like Tab Amlodipine 5 mg once a day. Have low salt diet and regular exercise.