wearing off

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Could someone let me know, on average, if I take 40mg of Propranolol how long does it take for the effects to wear off?

I have been told to take 1. 40mg Propranolol a day and I take it in the morning. By the evening I can feel my symptoms coming back. Should I take more?

Thanks 😊 

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  • Posted

    NO do not take anymore than your GP said.

    Go back to him/her discuss.


  • Posted

    I wouldn't do anything without asking your doctor but I take 40 mg a day and it's spread over two doses so I take 20mg in the morning and 20mg at night. Feel like it's kind of wasted at night when I'm asleep (!) but I do wake up calm! Maybe ask your gp if you can split the dose? Also don't fixate too much on whether it is working - I find I do that and I become almost obsessed with whether it's working ... Don't give up and hope this helps x
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    Any propranolol dose will take between 4 and 6 hours to wear off, in my experience.  Definitely do not take another 40mg without direct advice from your GP.  Would suggest doing as I do and asking for 10mg tablets, then take your 40mg daily dose by spacing 4 doses evenly through the day with the last one just before you go to bed.  Seems to work well, at least it does for me!
  • Posted

    The dose should be taken at NIGHT it works better for you in your system without a doubt. I take 40 mg infact everyone ever 50 should be taking it,


  • Posted

    It can vary from person to person usually 4-6 hours.  You can take propanalol up till 3 times a day but it depends what your doctor has told you to take smile 
  • Posted

    Thank you all for your advice. My doctor said I could take more if I'm having a bad day, just dont want it to become a habit!

    I will speak to my GP and find out wheather I can have a smaller dose taken throughout the day.

    I have prefer to take it in the morning as this is when I'm most panicy. 

    Ill speak to my GP and see how it goes.

    Thanks again 😊 

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