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What is the definition or description of: Atenolol overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Atenolol overdose?

Atenolol overdose: 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 ...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 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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Can you die from an overdose on atenolol and lisinopril?

Can you die from an overdose on atenolol and lisinopril?

YES: They are blood pressure medications and can slow your hear down. If you have accidentally taken too many you need to go to the hospital to get checked out. If you are thinking about taking pills to hurt yourself pleas seek help immediately and go to the hospital or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin=Atenolol: There is NO pediatric indication for the use of Atenolol however it is used "off-label" for pediatric hypertension. Ask your pediatrician about this as your case may have specific or extenuating circumstances that would make it reasonable. ...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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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 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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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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How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

Blocks adrenalin: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta blocker. It blocks receptors that allow for a higher pulse rate and blocks the response to the body's own adrenalin. You get a slower pulse and less tremor. It is obviously more complicated than this, but this is the basics. ...Read more

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Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure. Tenormin is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the atenolol or any of the drug product’s components." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

Do yo meanPill size?: I'm not sure of the context of your question. Atenolol comes in 25, 50, and 100 mg tablets so the highest pill size is 100 mg. Usually it is taken once daily for high blood pressure, but for cases of cardiac angina (a medical diagnosis), it is taken twice daily (so the maximum daily dose is 200 mg). I suppose higher doses are possible but should be under your doctors' supervision / instructions. ...Read more

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What happens if you take two atenolol-chlorthal by mistake?

Could result: In low BP or heart rate or relative dehydration depending on dose. ...Read more

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Is atenolol ototoxic?

Possibly: In clinical trials, very rare side effect, at about 0.007%. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Atenolol/Valium: Some sedation added, otherwise ok, as prescribed. ...Read more

Atenolol Overdose (Definition)

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: ...Read more


Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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