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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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What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. don't wanna gain more

What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. don't wanna gain more

Give it a try: If you do gain weight then consider other options. It is not that common to gain weight on beta blockers and can usually be avoided if you watch your food intake. If your irregular heartbeat is so bothersome that you take medication you may want to consider ablation. It is ussually such a benign condition that no medications are necessary. Make sure it is not your anxiety that you are treating ...Read more

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Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127. I feel dizzy alot. Could it be the medication

Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127.   I feel dizzy alot.  Could it be the medication

Yes: If your blood pressure or pulse rate is lowered too much it could make you feel dizzy. Usually this would manifest like a near fainting episode rather than a spinning sensation. I would call and/or go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have palpitations and irregular heart beat my docotr prescribed atenolol to take one if it happened again. Is it safe to take like this ?

I have palpitations and irregular heart beat my docotr prescribed atenolol to take one if it happened again. Is it safe to take like this ?

Yes, after work-up: First of all, other causes of palpitations must be ruled out such as thyroid disease, mitral valve prolapse or other cardiovascular issues. Atenolol will slow out your heart rate and control the palpitations but you must take it every day. Skipping a dose can cause rebound palpitations. I would start at 25mg. ...Read more

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I have been having heart palpitation in the evening should I be concerned? I have a pacemaker for bardycardia, Crohn's disease and high blood pressure. Taking atenolol for blood pressure.

I have been having heart palpitation in the evening should I be concerned? I have a pacemaker for bardycardia, Crohn's disease and high blood pressure. Taking atenolol for blood pressure.

If : If you have a pacemaker for bradycardia, and are on atenolol as well, palpitations should definitely be evaluated. It could be related to a slew of things, but is concerning given your history. You should see your cardiologist for the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of zocor, premarin, (conjugated estrogens) or atenolol?

Do you know anything about heart palpitations and the use of zocor, premarin, (conjugated estrogens) or atenolol?

Yes: Palpitations can be because of cardiac arrhythmias, but we also see a lot of people who complain of palpitations and do not have any evidence of an arrhythmia or fast pulse rate while they're complaining of it. I have never heard of zocor or Premarin (conjugated estrogens) causing arrhythmias unless there are other issues (for example pulmonary embolism with premarin), atenolol is generally used to treat palpitations. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more