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Doctor insights on: Atenolol Withdrawl

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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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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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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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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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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 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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I have been on atenolols and having the strangest nightmares?

I have been on atenolols and having the strangest nightmares?

Possible connection: It is possible that there is a connection. If the nightmares are causing you distress then discuss the possibility of trying a different treatment with you doctor or other methods of finding a cause and effect relationship. ...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?

Can you take Valium with atenolol?

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

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How does a person 'taper' off atenolol?

How does a person 'taper' off atenolol?

Gradually...: Perhaps you can take half the dose for a week, half of a half for another week and then stop. However the best person to decide how is your doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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What happens if i missed a dose of atenolol?

Likely: Nothing. May see an increase in hr & BP transient lay until next dose. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol last?

How long do side effects from atenolol last?

Side effect: As long as you can tolerate it. Many time you get over the side effect. Very important to tell doctor so md can asses and give advice ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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