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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.

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

YES: Suddenly stopping atenolol--a beta blocker--can cause a rebound tachycardia which is a sudden increase in your heart rate. Suddenly stopping this medication could lead to elevation of blood pressure.

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Is Diclofenac safe to take if you take atenolol?

Is Diclofenac safe to take if you take atenolol?

Caution: It is a generally safe combination as long as you do not exceed the daily recommended dose of diclofenac. However elevated blood pressure and salt retention can be a side effect to diclofenac which can negate the benefit of atenolol. good luck

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Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg while on atenolol 25mg?

Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg while on atenolol 25mg?

Sedoxil: You can, but sedoxil can cause a further drop in your blood presssure. Careful monitoring by your internist is suggested

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Is it safe to take mexazolam 1mg while taking atenolol 25mg?

What drug do you: Mean? I am not aware of a drug in the US as Mexazolam There is a drug called midazolam that is used mostly for sedation and preop cases. Are you using this drug for anxiety or sleep? There is probably not a problem with this together but it is not common to be taking this and use of this drug shoudl be reevaluated. Best wishes.

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Does atenolol cause svt?

Does atenolol cause svt?

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

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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


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Tenormin (Definition)

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