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The standard dosage of propranolol XL for most people being treated for high blood pressure is 80 mg once a day. It is generally recommended that you take your dosage at bedtime, at around 10 p.m. If your blood pressure readings do not improve, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of 120 mg once daily.

Propranolol XL Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of propranolol XL (InnoPran XL®) that 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 may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(The information in this article applies specifically to InnoPran XL. For information about Inderal® LA, a similar medication, see Inderal LA).

Recommended Dosing

For most people, the starting propranolol XL dose for high blood pressure treatment is 80 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of 120 mg once daily.
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking propranolol XL, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. It is usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over a period of one to two weeks, with careful monitoring. It is best to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping propranolol XL.
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