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The usual starting Levatol dosage for the treatment of high blood pressure is 20 mg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase this amount if your blood pressure does not improve or decrease it if side effects occur. For this medication to work properly, you must follow dosing guidelines carefully. In addition, do not abruptly stop taking it.
The dose of Levatol® (penbutolol sulfate) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your high blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
What Is the Recommended Dose of Levatol?For most people, the starting Levatol dosage for high blood pressure treatment is 20 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease this as necessary.
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking Levatol, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. People are generally advised to slowly reduce the dose over a period of time (usually one or two weeks), with careful monitoring, and to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping Levatol.
Some considerations for people taking this medication include the following:
- Levatol comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take a dose of Levatol either with a meal or on an empty stomach.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Levatol will not work if you stop taking it.
- In general, this medication should not be stopped suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Levatol dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.