GENERIC NAME: OXPRENOLOL - ORAL (ox-PREN-oh-lol)
USES: Oxprenolol is a beta-blocker used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is often used in combination with "water pills" (diuretics) or other types of blood pressure medicine. Reducing high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth usually two or three times daily; or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Your doctor may gradually increase your dose over time to determine the dose that best works for you. Once the best dose has been determined, your doctor may prescribe a long-acting form of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. Do not stop taking the medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions (e.g., chest pain) may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
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