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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

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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 ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: Any medicine will have side effect.
some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work
beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for.
of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man, if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

About 24 hours: Blood levels peak at 4 hours after a once daily dose and return to baseline by 24hours. The effects of the atenolol can variably linger after the blood levels return to baseline but the total effect is for about 14 hours. ...Read more

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Is it better to take. Atenolol before bed in the morning?

Is it better to take. Atenolol before bed in the morning?

Bedtime: I generally recommend that my patients take their beta blocker meds (atenolol is a beta blocker) before bed to minimize side effects. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/tenormin-side-effects. Html

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Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects?

Atenolol: Tenormin (atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Is it ok to use atenolol 25 mg and diltiazem 30 mg together?

Yes, however....: This combination of medicines both affect heart rate as they both target the av node. Many times serial ekgs will be used to make sure you are tolerating this combination. I will say that this combination (especially immediate release diltiazem) is unusual. ...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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg as I am on 25mg of atenolol daily?

Should be but: Sedoxil can lower BP. As can atenolol. So check your BP after to make sure it is safe. Stop if you feel lightheaded. I would also suggest that a young person like you should try relaxation methods rather than take benzodiazepines for anxiety. They are very addictive. Good luck and please see you doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes?

Probably not: Tenormin (atenolol) is a blood pressure medication available generically that has been around for a very long time. It has a lot of possible side effects but to my knowledge diabetes is not one of them. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a 25 mmg of atenolol a few hours after having a drink?

Unlike several other: Beta blockers, Atenolol has little or no metabolism by the liver. It is primarily metabolized in the kidney. Alcohol should not have any effect on it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take atenolol on PRN basis for anxiety rather than daily?

Is it okay to take atenolol on PRN basis for anxiety rather than daily?

If ok with your doc: Medications like Atenolol can be taken as needed for anxiety instead of every day as long as that is done along with your prescribing doctor and as long as there is no other reason like high blood pressure why you are prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol.

Some of the newer ones, like Carvedilol or bisoprolol are less likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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I also know there's common side effects of tenormin (atenolol). What are they?

I also know there's common side effects of tenormin (atenolol). What are they?

Many, generally mild: Slow heart rate, worsening of heart failure, potentiation of asthma and hypokalemia and low blood sugar. Fatigue, sexual dysfunction are probably overstated. May have withdrawal if stopped suddenly. Potential for mild weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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