A 47-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

is it safe to drink coffee while on atenolol?

1 doctor answer
Dr. John Charpie
30 years experience Pediatrics
It depends...: It depends on the indication for atenolol. If atenelol has been prescribed as an antiarrhythmic medication to prevent fast, irregular heart beats, one should not be drinking caffeinated beverages which can provoke tachyarrhythmias. If atenolol has been prescribed as an antihypertensive medication (to lower blood pressure), or after a heart attack, coffee may be less risky. Check with your doctor.
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
9
9 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is OK: Atenolol and alcohol have no serious interaction. So you are safe to have one or two drinks.....No excesses!
A member asked:
Dr. Eugene Yang
23 years experience Cardiology
There : There is no absolute contraindication to drinking alcohol while taking a medication such as atenolol. Many medications taken with alcohol can cause f ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: At most one drink a day.
A member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Unlike several other: beta blockers, Atenolol has little or no metabolism by the liver. It is primarily metabolized in the kidney. Alcohol should not have any effect on it.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month