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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

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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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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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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What would happen if i overdosed on atenolol?

What would happen if i overdosed on atenolol?

Betablocker: Could be quite dangerous and should be considered an emergency. It may cause very low heart rate and blood pressure, leading to dizziness or passing out. If overdose is suspected, emergency medical care is advised. ...Read more

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What are the chances of organ damage due to overdose on atenolol. 6 tablets 100 mg?

What are the chances of organ damage due to overdose on atenolol. 6 tablets 100 mg?

Probably low: The chances of organ damage from 600mg of atenolol is probably low, in an adult of normal size and decent health. Reports of overdoses of atenolol mention doses in the ranges of 1000mg to 5000mg. The underlying health of the patient, such as any coexisting medical problems (kidney disease or other diseases) can make a difference if an accidental overdose is taken. ...Read more

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How much 100 mg atenolol tablets woukd be considered an overdose?

How much 100 mg atenolol tablets woukd be considered an overdose?

Atenolol: Two atenolol 100mg pills would be an overdose, over that would be a larger overdose. Generally 100mg a day is top dose, sometimes 100mg bid in special circumstances. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of organ damage in a 12 year old due to overdose of 600 mg of atenolol with out treatmeant.?

What is the possibility of organ damage in a 12 year old due to overdose of 600 mg of atenolol with out treatmeant.?

The possibility?: Anything can happen in life, so one must not ask, "what is the possibility?" the real question is, "how likely is it?" if a person took a several times the normal dose of atenolol, got evaluated by the doctors at the hospital, and was found to be recovered back to normal condition, then the answer is "unlikely". The primary care doctor can recheck if desired or if needed. ...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

Dr. Stanley Berger
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