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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
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
Why?: What kind of a question is this? I would suggest you get to doctor or hospital right away ...Read more
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