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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
I am 75. A new doctor has prescribed metoprolol succ ER 50mg to replace atenolol 50 mg. I now have increased insomnia. Can I return to atenolol?
Beta blockers: Both beta blockers so could probably switch back but tell your physician ...Read more
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
I have been having trouble sleeping since starting Atenolol. I'm prescribed klonopin. Is it safe to take those together even with HR 65 and BP 100/68?
On 25mg atenolol daily and having trouble sleeping. Was told I can't take sleep aid (tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, zquil) is melatonin a safe alternative?
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
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
Rarely: Generally, Atenolol suppresses SVT. In rare cases, it can affect your heart to make some types of SVT worse. Also, it can rarely speed up the heart rate, by slowing down certain parts of the hearts electrical system more than others. Lastly, withdrawal from atenolol can make SVT worse, so don't stop the medication too abruptly. See a heart rhythm specialist for treatment options and evaluation ...Read more
Meds: Yes it is safe and she cause you no harm ...Read more
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Yes: Properly prescribed and in the right settings and conditions, this is a very safe and effective medication. It has many uses. As with all medications, there are side effects and some will have unusual and "idiosyncratic" reactions to the medication. If you have concerns, speak openly and frankly with your prescribing doctor or discuss with a pharmacist/pharm. D. ...Read more
Yes: That's a good combination and used all the time. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, you can. There are no significant interactions between them. ...Read more
Heart rate: These are both beta blockers, so the switch over should be pretty smooth. Because pindolol has intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, it will likely not lower your heart rate as much, and your heart rate with exercise will not be as blunted. ...Read more