Our expert says:
How old are you Judy, and is there a particular reason - apart from blood pressure -to be taking a beta blocker?
The answer to your question also depends on which beta blocker you are taking. Some with short "half-lives" need to be taken twice a day, others only once. Beta blockers also suffer from the problem of "rebound": if you stop them abruptly your heart rate and blood pressure often rebound to higher levels than before you started the drug - one of the reasons perhaps why beta blockers these days are no longer regarded as first choice drugs for high blood pressure.
As a general rule you will come to no harm if you miss a dose, but obviously it is better to take the drug meticulously if you need it. If you find that difficult, and are taking the beat blocker only for high blood pressure, I would suggest ask your doctor to prescribe an alternative drug.
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