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Propranolol

When and How Do I Take It?

Some general considerations for when and how to take propranolol include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet and oral solution (liquid) form. It is taken two to four times a day based on your healthcare provider's recommendation.
     
  • An injectable form is also available for use in treating irregular heart rhythms (usually in emergency situations).
     
  • It is generally recommended to take this medication on an empty stomach.
     
  • Propranolol should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. Propranolol will not work if you stop taking it.
     
  • You should not stop taking propranolol without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the drug abruptly increases the risk of serious side effects (see Precautions and Warnings With Propranolol).
      

Dosing Information

The dose of propranolol your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • The medical condition you are being treated for
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to the drug.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose of unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Propranolol Dosage for more information.)
  
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