Propranolol XL

When and How to Take Propranolol XL

Some general considerations include the following:
  • Propranolol XL comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day at bedtime (approximately 10 p.m.).
  • You can take the medication with a meal or on an empty stomach. However, you should consistently take it the same way each time (either with or without food).
  • Swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew, crush, or open the capsules.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Propranolol XL 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.

Dosing Information

The dose 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 always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Propranolol XL Dosage for more information.)

Propranolol XL Drug Interactions

Propranolol XL can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Propranolol XL).

Overdose Information

An overdose is likely to cause dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), a slow heart rate (bradycardia), and other serious problems. If you happen to overdose on propranolol XL, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click InnoPran XL Overdose for more information.)
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Propranolol XL Drug Information

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