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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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I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

I am 55 yr old wm and on 4 hbp meds, 75/50 mg triamterene/hctz, 100 mg losartan, 50 mg atenolol & 5 mg amlodipine. My BP now 103/71. Concerned w taking so many meds. Appreciate your thoughts on this.

Care w multiple meds: For folks on multiple meds, it is critical that someone, preferably your primary MD reviews at least twice a yr, preferably quarterly total meds intake and effects they may be having on the body with vital signs and regular blood tests to see if any changes are warranted. While your BP seems a bit low, more imp is to make sure your potassium etc are ok also, which if lie can pose serious risk. ...Read more

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Causes for high BP I am on atenolol 62.5 mg and I still have very high BP can certain medications give you high blood pressure? Also I am young, fit

Causes for high BP I am on atenolol 62.5 mg and I still have very high BP can certain medications give you high blood pressure? Also I am young, fit

Hypertension: Most people who have hypertension or high blood pressure have no known cause aside from obesity & excess salt. Yes, some medications can raise blood pressure. But in young people & those who need 5 or more drugs, we worry about renal artery stenosis, Conn syndrome, pheochromocytoma etc. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20019580 ...Read more

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Will I ever be able to wean off my betablocker (atenolol 12.5 mg bid) for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Will I ever be able to wean off my betablocker (atenolol 12.5 mg bid) for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

POTS: If your symptoms improve u exercise and stay hydrated u may try if your symptoms rerun or get worse you may need to go back on them arwnolil is a safe drug. ...Read more

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Doctor says its OK. Taking 40mg of atenolol, 0.5 mg of Klonopin, (clonazepam) and 50mg of sertraline all once a day. Is this OK? I'm afraid of drug interactions

Doctor says its OK. Taking 40mg of atenolol, 0.5 mg of Klonopin, (clonazepam) and 50mg of sertraline all once a day. Is this OK? I'm afraid of drug interactions

Should be fine: Those medications usually work fine together and the dosages are reasonable. If you experience any issues you should get in touch with your prescribing doctor! Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Can I takeup to a 325 mg dose of a magnesium w/these daily medications? 20 mg viibryd, (vilazodone hydrochloride) 25 mg atenolol, 0.5 mg clonazepam, 100 mg gabapentin 50 mg tra

Yes: There are no contraindications with any medication, as far as I know. Magnesium is found in many foods, and magnesium deficiency has become more common, particularly with use of drugs like omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium) and similar drugs which markedly reduce stomach acid and impede magnesium absorption. ...Read more

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Yes dr they have given me a beta blocker. But II really don't like meds. I'm on 12.5 mg atenolol. Still have some symptoms. Andc c hest pain in middle.?

Yes dr they have given me a beta blocker. But II really don't like meds. I'm on 12.5 mg atenolol. Still have some symptoms. Andc c hest pain in middle.?

Medications: Not sure I understand the question. But you and your prescribing physician need to discuss the relative risks against the benefits of the medication that you take. No one likes to take medications and persistent symptoms suggests that dose may be low or alternate medication may improve the symptoms. ...Read more

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I take 6.5 mg atenolol for tachy. The last 2 days my hr has been 45-54. What shoukd I do? How low is too low for heart rate?

I take 6.5 mg atenolol for tachy. The last 2 days my hr has been 45-54. What shoukd I do? How low is too low for heart rate?

May not be a problem: I can't imagine how you are taking that dose since atenolol comes in 25, 50, or 100 mg. Tablets. Dosing of medications to slow occassional rapid heart beat episodes can be challenging since there may be slowing when it is not desired. If you are tolerating a mildly slow pulse, this may not be a problem. ...Read more

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Is 12.5 mg atenolol bid a good dose to keep a heart rate down below 100 beats/min at night?

Is 12.5 mg atenolol bid a good dose to keep a heart rate down below 100 beats/min at night?

Starting dose: Total of 25 mg in divided doses is a good starting dose. Can go up to 100mg a day. Are you having dizziness after atenolol started? I like the combination with a diuretic. Remember that lifestyle changes like weight reduction, exercise, low sodium/high potassium and magnesium/low fat diet, stop smoking and stress reduction technique can reduce your BP too. If hr high you may need to increase dose. ...Read more

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I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

I have hi-blood pressure I was just diagnosed with gout. I take atenolol 50mg, enalapril 2.5 mg, and indapamide 50mg. Indapamide raised my uric.?

Possibly: However, hypertension and gout are often associated so it may not be the indapamide. High uric acid is the result of overproduction (genetic), under excretion by the kidney, or lifestyle (alcohol, red meat, shrimp, etc.). ...Read more

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I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- I take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did I already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

I may be about 3 weeks pregnant- I take 12.5 mg atenolol bid - should I stop its for high hr (pots) did I already harm baby? Also had norflex (orphenadrine) & motrin

No: You likely haven't harmed the baby, though you should see doctor and see if has another recommendation. Most cardiologists are going to recommend metoprolol in pregnancy for elevated heart rate control. It's in the same class of medications but better for pregnant women. Make sure you have appointment right away, either with doctor who prescribed you the atenolol, or with an ob/gyn, don't wait! ...Read more

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What to do if I take 12.5 mg of atenolol for bp. Is it fine?

Atenolol: 12.5mg is a small dose. If its working its fine, if not there is lots of room for increase. ...Read more

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What different and the best Concor 2.5 mg or tenormin (atenolol) 25mg? Please tell me.

Very similar drugs: Both drugs are used to lower blood pressure and heart rate. Both drugs work equally as well in reducing blood pressure. One study from 1995 found that, at their top doses, Concor lowered heart rate by about five beats per minute more than Tenormin (atenolol). ...Read more

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I have felt this too often. When my atenolol wears off 6.5-7 hours I start feeling anxious. Why could this be?? It happens too often. Body response?

I have felt this too often. When my atenolol wears off 6.5-7 hours I start feeling anxious. Why could this be?? It happens too often. Body response?

UR drug in question: ...May reduce some peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as tachycardia and sweating, and general tension, can help control symptoms of stage fright and public-speaking fears, has few side effects. Ref: http://www. Anxieties. Com/159/beta-blockers#.WS4QIGgrLcs ...Read more

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Is atenolol a good drug?

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

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Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Atenolol: Yes. It is used widely around the world for blood pressure control. It does come with some side effects but in most cases it is safe and appropriate. ...Read more

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What exactly does atenolol do?

Lower HR and BP: It is a beta blocker and it lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

Blocks adrenalin: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta blocker. It blocks receptors that allow for a higher pulse rate and blocks the response to the body's own adrenalin. You get a slower pulse and less tremor. It is obviously more complicated than this, but this is the basics. ...Read more

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What is Tenormin (atenolol) used for?

What is Tenormin (atenolol) used for?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin (atenolol) is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Tenormin (atenolol) is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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Can lebetalol be taken with atenolol?

Only if prescribed: These are similar medications and have very similar effects and will cause a drop in your blood pressure. That being said, some people have to be on several medications to have effective control of their blood pressure. Based on your information you needed to be on them. You need to discuss with your physician especially if you are feeling dizzy or lightheaded as you maybe on too much. ...Read more

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Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin=Atenolol: There is NO pediatric indication for the use of Atenolol however it is used "off-label" for pediatric hypertension. Ask your pediatrician about this as your case may have specific or extenuating circumstances that would make it reasonable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix atenolol with antiflu?

No interactions: There are no common interactions between atenolol and oseltamivir. ...Read more

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Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure. Tenormin is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the atenolol or any of the drug product’s components." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: atenolol?

Please describe the medication: atenolol?

Beta-blocker: 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 slow or control tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

Do yo meanPill size?: I'm not sure of the context of your question. Atenolol comes in 25, 50, and 100 mg tablets so the highest pill size is 100 mg. Usually it is taken once daily for high blood pressure, but for cases of cardiac angina (a medical diagnosis), it is taken twice daily (so the maximum daily dose is 200 mg). I suppose higher doses are possible but should be under your doctors' supervision / instructions. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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