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Is atenolol a good drug?

Is atenolol a good drug?

Absolutely : If used for htn, angina, or cardiovascular event prevention after a heart attack. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Atenolol (Definition)

Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more


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Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

YES: Suddenly stopping atenolol--a beta blocker--can cause a rebound tachycardia which is a sudden increase in your heart rate. Suddenly stopping this medication could lead to elevation of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Bad side effects on atenolol been on it two months 12.Mg. Can i just stop taking it? Dizzy, heart palps, insomnia, digestion issues. For tachycardia.

Bad side effects on atenolol been on it two months 12.Mg. Can i just stop taking it? Dizzy, heart palps, insomnia, digestion issues. For tachycardia.

Don't stop cold: But you can stop. Talk with the prescribing doctor if possible for guidance. Or, cut it by half for a week, then skip days or just go off it. The main worry would be rapid heart rate, but your dose is low and tapering should be okay. Best to have medical awareness though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: any medicine will have side effect. some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for. of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man ,if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol last?

How long do side effects from atenolol last?

Side effect: As long as you can tolerate it. Many time you get over the side effect. Very important to tell doctor so md can asses and give advice ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

Few days (depends): Adverse effects of meds are related to their half life in your body. Long acting drugs, like atenolol, may take a few days to get out o your system. Buti may also depend on the side effect, concomitant medications, and other underlying conditions. ...Read more

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How to quit from atenolol, without side effects?

How to quit from atenolol, without side effects?

Slowly: In general, any beta-blocker (like atenolol) needs to be tapered off gradually. How slowly depends on what you are taking it for, what other meds your are on, how long you have been on it, e.T.C. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tenormin (Definition)

Tenormin is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more