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Atenolol Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Atenolol (Tenormin) is used to treat high blood pressure. "Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions)." REF: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-atenolol/page3_em.htm


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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more

Atenolol Overdose (Overview)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Atenolol (Tenormin) is used to treat high blood pressure. "Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, or seizure (convulsions)." REF: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/drug-atenolol/page3_em.htm


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What is the treatment for atenolol overdose?

What is the treatment for atenolol overdose?

Usually time: Most people get bradycardic (low heart rate) and low blood pressure - if not severe we just wait - if severe we may have to consider medications to increase heart rate and or blood pressure and possibly temporary pacemaker. ...Read more

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more

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Diphenhydramine overdose antidote?

911: Although death by Diphenhydramine overdose is uncommon, dangers associated with an overdose include cardiac arrhythmias, delirium, respiratory suppression, short-term memory loss, and urinary retention. The specific antidote for Diphenhydramine poisoning is physostigmine, usually given intravenously in a hospital. If you suspect Diphenhydramine overdose, contact emergency services (911). ...Read more

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Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Can u take sudafed while taking toprol (metoprolol) XL heart medication?

Stimulant: Sudafed can stimulate the heart rhythm and elevate the blood pressure and is not recommended for patients with cardiovascular disorders even on beta blocker therapy. ...Read more

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Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Effects of Zoloft (sertraline) overdose?

Common effects: drowsinessvomiting •increased heart rate (tachycardia) or slow heart rate (bradycardia) •nauseadizzinessagitation •shakiness (tremor). •coma •seizures •delirium •hallucinations •high blood pressure (hypertension) •fainting •loss of life. ...Read more

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Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Is taking Metropolol and Excedrin together dangerous?

Not dangerous: However, long term use of Excedrin (longer than 2 weeks) can reduce the metropolol's blood pressure reducing effect. For more information ask your PCP. ...Read more

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Family member took 13 pills of lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 10-12.5 mg is that an overdose?

Blood pressure: 13 pills of lisinopril/hctz combination can certainly cause problems and would qualify as an overdose. Should get to the hospital for observations and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Levothyroxine overdose side effects?

Hyperthroidism: Taking too much levothyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause your metabolism to be too fast, causing you to lose weight, have a fast heart rate, lose your hair, and feel like it is too hot all of the time. It is definitely not recommended you take too much of your medication. ...Read more

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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

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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Take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 100mg for arrythymia-sometimes arrythymia very bad. Does magnesium/potassium help-also have hypertension-take atacand 12mg daily?

Take lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 100mg for arrythymia-sometimes arrythymia very bad. Does magnesium/potassium help-also have hypertension-take atacand 12mg daily?

Ask your doctor. : Magnesium (mg) and/ or potassium (k) supplements would be useful if you are prone to deficiencies which can lead to arrhythmias, but check with your doctor first. Other medical problems like kidney disease may increase levels of mg & k, making supplementation risky. Also, Atacand (candesartan) can increase your serum k level. Best to ask your doctor who is measuring your electrolytes. ...Read more

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Can lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) cause headaches?

No: Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate), (metoprolol tartrate) as you probably know, is used to treat headaches. That said, no 2 people are alike and paradoxical reactions sometimes occur, so if you feel worse on Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) - you know what to do! ...Read more

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Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

Amoxicillin, lisinopril hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) metoprolol, and Klor-Con safe to take together?

See answer: I have several patients who have been on these meds at one time or another without any issues. If your dr. Has an emr, they will often be able to assure if there any interactions. The pharmacist would also be able to confirm if there are any interactions. Best wishes. ...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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Tenormin (Definition)

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