What is the particular beta blocker that you were prescribed?
I was given "Pronanolol"10MG.
According to what I've read, the usual dosage of Propanolol (Inderal) for treatment of abnormal heart rhythms is 10-30 mg 3-4 times.
There is a lot of available reading on this drug. Interesting "stuff".
It would seem that you are taking lower quantities of this. I would continue for a while and let you body acclimate itself to it to see if the tiredness goes away.
Thanks you for replying. Does this mean I have not "Double Dosed" and can actually get some sleep? haha! Been getting really worried as I have beentaking them every 4 hours!
I would think that is too many in a 24 hour day if they are prescribed 3 times daily. I take a med 3 times daily and I take one in the morning, one in the early evening and the last one at bedtime.
You've been instructed to take them 3 times a day, that would be one pill every 8 hours, why would you take them every 4 hours?
In America, the standard for prescriptions would be giving the exact interval, say take one pill every 8 hours, or to provide a more general instruction, say 3 times a day. If it says every 8 hours, it should be taken every 8 hours. If it says 3 times a day, it would not be uncommon to take them 3 times during hours you are awake. If you sleep 8 hours, that leaves 16 to be split by 3 times, or every 5 hours (technically every 5.33333 hours). It's best that you take them at the same time each day.
Ask your pharmacist for details. I went to pharmacy technician school but never worked in the field. I make much more money as an industrial electrician. A pharmacy tech is not a pharmacist, the pharmacist makes good money. But I learned about pharmacists. They now require a 6 year degree and are known as a Pharm-D, or a doctorate in pharmacy. Before they had a 5 year degree and were Registered Pharmacists. Find yourself a good one, most know much more about medications than doctors.