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A 30-year-old male asked:

for stage fright, if you take atenolol 12.5 mg too often (for ex once daily), is it possible that it becomes less effective after 6months/1year?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Beta blocker: after chronic beta blocker use a need to increase the dose is not unusual

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A 24-year-old member asked:

My doctors put me on atenolol, but I still have pvcs daily. What can I do?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Live with it: We used to try to treat pvc's in many patients until studies showed they are pretty benign. The medicines we used to use have a lot of side effects so the treatment is worse than the problem. You could try avoiding things that could make your pvc's worse such as alcohol, caffeine, and certain medicines such as nose drops. Hang in there, the pvc"s frequently just go away. ".
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are you supposed to take atenolol twice daily or once?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atenolol: Atenolol can be taken either once or twice a day depending on the situation. You should discuss the best regime for you with the doctor that prescribed your medication.
Lehigh Acres, FL
A 27-year-old male asked:

I'm almost certain atenolol is causing my PVCS. I take 25mg daily. The PVCS started after taking it. Can this be possible?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
Possible: Although a beta blocker like atenolol usually decreases PVCs, if the med causes excessive slowing of the heart, PVCs may be your heart's way of increasing your pulse rate.

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