Beta-blockers - Missed or extra doses 

Missed or extra doses 

Missed doses

If you forget to take a dose of beta-blockers, the general advice is as follows:

  • If it is less than two hours late, take the dose as soon as you remember and continue as normal.
  • If it is more than two hours late, take the dose as soon as you remember, as long as the next dose is not due within a few hours, then continue as normal. If you take two doses closer together than normal, you may get more side effects.

If you are not sure what to do about your dose, check the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine. This should give you advice about what to do.

If you need further advice, contact your GP or pharmacist or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

Extra doses

If you accidentally take one or more extra doses of beta-blockers, contact your GP or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. They will be able to tell you what to do.


Page last reviewed: 03/04/2012

Next review due: 03/04/2014

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