I am a fifty-four year old female; 5'4 and weighing 125 Lbs. I'm wondering what should be the absolute maximum daily dosage of Propranolol that I could take!? I was originally diagnosed with Meneires Disease and later with Migraine. Although, I have no headaches as I know headaches to be--just really bad problems with my eyes during an attack. Lots of imballance, some vertigo, extreme sensitivity to eye/head movements during attacks. I currently take 160 mg Propranol daily. I have seen some definate improvments--less 'head nausia' and less eye pressure during attacks, but still, I'm having these 'eye attacks' every 4 to 5 days. I'm going to ask my Neuro if we can increase the Propranolol.
Any comments gladly accepted...
What is the maximum daily dosage of Propranolol for you?
For migraine prevention, the starting dose of propranolol is typically 80 mg a day, taken several times a day in smaller doses (such as 40 mg twice a day). Based on the migraine response and/or side effects of propranolol you experience (if any), the doc may increase or decrease the dosage.
An improvement in the number of migraines should be noticed within four to six weeks. If it is not, the doc may have to slowly stop the propranolol over several weeks and then switch to another migraine medication.
The doc would be the best bet after you have seen him/her to give you proper advice on continuing propranolol.
Take care, be well, please!
- Propranolol Information for Consumers
- Propranolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Propranolol (detailed)
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