A member asked:
is it okay to drink while taking atenolol? i know the combination can make me more tired, but i dont plan to drive. i just like to have a glass or two of wine some evenings. is this safe?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Eugene Yang answered
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 further impairment of your cognitive and motor skills. As long as you are in a safe environment where you are not exposing yourself to the risk of being impaired, then i think it is ok.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. John Breinholt answered
20 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably not: Alcohol and prescription medications are poor bedfellows.
Answered on Jan 25, 2013
Dr. Robert Olsen answered
50 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: The first question is why are you taking the atenolol? If for high blood pressure, a single serving of red wine 4 oz will ot interfere with the medication. If you are taking it for anxiety, tremor, cardiac arrhythmia, or headache, then there is a risk that the alcohol could have an adverse effect and over-ride the therapeutic effect of the atenolol.
Answered on Feb 24, 2014
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