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I am on 120mg of propananol a day bit think I have taken 160mg u mistake do you think I will be OK as I'm already anxious as it is that I have overdosed thanks

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    The quote from the patient info leaflet shows that the dosage varies depending on what the Propanolol is being used to treat. It is as follows...

    Usual doses:

    Adults & children over 12 years:

    Angina, migraine or tremor - initially 40mg two or three times a day, then 120-240mg a day for angina or 80-160mg a day for migraine or tremor.

    High blood pressure - initially 80mg twice a day, then 160-320mg a day.

    Irregular/fast heart beats, over active thyroid gland or enlarged heart muscle - 10-40mg three or four times a day.

    Heart attack (start treatment 5-21 days after attack) - 40mg four times a day for 2-3 days, then 80mg twice a day.


    before an operation - 60mg a day for 3 days.

    treatment dose - 30mg a day.

    Anxiety - 40mg before anxious situations. For long-term anxiety 40mg two or three times a day, treatment is reviewed after 6-12 months.

    Liver disease due to high blood pressure - initially 40mg twice a day, increasing to 80mg twice a day depending on response. Maximum dose 160mg twice a day.

    It looks like you're a very long way from having OD-ed.

    Hope this helps, D

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    My friend took half a dozen tablets in a "cry for help" mock suicide attempt. I took him to A & E aand they said that it was't a problem. On this basis I would deduce that you should be fine.
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