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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

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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Atenolol withdrawal. Dose reduced gradually over one month. Withdrawal symptoms (forceful heartbeat etc) persist weeks later. Any tips to ease?

Don't know that: You are experiencing withdrawal symptoms per se...But more likely underlying condition is now unmasked. An alternative medication to atenolol may be in order. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Been taking atenolol 12.5mg for 3 weeks. Doc said to stop. Will there be withdrawal? When will leave my system? Took 1 today at 7:30am

Depends on why taken: It is a low dose, so less likely, but some of the symptoms for which it was given may arise again. Would speak to your doctor re this. ...Read more

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How well does atenolol work to help with mild to medium alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

How well does atenolol work to help with mild to medium alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Not Much: Atenelol is a beta blocker, this family of medications are not used (in general ) for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. They may help with peripheral symptoms of anxiety such as tremor, tachycardia and high blood pressure. Other medications are more effective in treatment of alcohol withdrawal. ...Read more

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I already take atenolol why would doc give me clonidine & tell me it's for my withdrawals off of methadone! and it will make me sleep? Said nothing a

I already take atenolol why would doc give me clonidine & tell me it's for my withdrawals off of  methadone! and it will make me sleep? Said nothing a

Clonidine: Yes, Clonidine can help with opiate withdrawal symptoms and with sleep. He's not giving it to you for your blood pressure, but you'll need to be mindful when you stand up from a laying down position. Please ask your doctor to explain further whenever you don't understand about a medicine being prescribed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could chelated magnesium be used for tachycardia as an alternate to atenolol? And how much per day? Heart is fine due to benzodiazepine withdrawl.

Could chelated magnesium be used for tachycardia as an alternate to atenolol? And how much per day? Heart is fine due to benzodiazepine withdrawl.

Possibly: Magnesium often helps tachycardia; whether it can be an alternative to atenolol for you is impossible to know until you try it, but if not a complete alternative it may allow you to reduce your atenolol dose. I advise magnesium taurate or glycinate with 400-800 mg of magnesium; if you take more than you can absorb you'll get loose stools, in which you can cut back. ...Read more

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What is Tenormin (atenolol) used for?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin (atenolol) is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Tenormin (atenolol) is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack." See: http://www.drugs.com/tenormin.html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: atenolol?

Beta-blocker: 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 slow or control tachycardia. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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