A member asked:

Hyperthyroid, endo prescribed 10mg of propanolol, i am only 95lbs and pretty sensitive to meds, is this a high dose?

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

No: B"sd no its the smallest dose . dose is titrated based on lowering of the pulse (so does not get too low) also need extra care with asthma - may exacerbate with severe bronchospasm. Otherwise, it is the best beta-blocker to protect heart from excess thyroid hormone levels. Also, added benefit with propranolol is that it blocks conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine) (the active form of thyroid hormone.)

Answered 3/19/2017



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