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Lehigh Acres, FL
A 28-year-old male asked:

Atenolol makes me a little lightheaded 50mg a day. but i get even more dizzy if i opt to take a little extra dose of 25mg. why is this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pressure drop: it is possible that the medication make sure blood pressure drop which can result in lightheadedness. See your doctor for a possible change to the medication.
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