GENERIC NAME: OXPRENOLOL EXTENDED-RELEASE - 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 once daily in the morning; or as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not crush or chew this medication. Swallow the medication whole. 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 may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
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