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Can You Drink Alcohol With Atenolol
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
I'm taking 50 mg of atenolol per day ( 2-25 mg pills per day). I take this for essential tremors. Can I drink alcohol on this?
Great question: Always ask a Dr about these things when they prescribe. It increases the effects and can dangerously lower blood pressure. So, generally avoid mixing but if you do plan a holiday drink keep it to one small one and prepare by having someone you can rely on if needed. Try to talk to your Dr for advice specific to you. Have a good holiday season! ...Read more
I'm taking Atenolol 50 mg and lisinopril 20 mg a day if I'm in a party can I drink alcohol while taking this prescription pills?
Would be careful!: Atenolol and ethanol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate. Ref: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=273-0,1476-0,1034-14582 ...Read more
I take half of a 25mg atenenol can I drink alcohol? Will this effect the pill? It's forr hyperthyroidism
OK to drink EtOH: Hi. It's OK to drink alcohol while taking a beta-blocker. I always advise people to drink responsibly in moderation if they drink, but alcohol per se will not interfere with the beta-blocker or your hyperthyroidism (which I hope/assume has been or is being treated). Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 1/2 a 25mg tablet of atenolol, i'm going on vacation soon and will admit I do drink a good amount of alcohol when i go on vacations. Is this ok?
I usually take Atenolol at night for HBP, at what time should I take it the days that I'll be drinking alcohol?
Drink Sparingly: Atenolol is almost completely removed by the kidney, Alcohol is detoxified by the liver(good). One problem is atenolol is really not a 24 hour medication (18-20hours), thus because I presume you are drinking when your atenolol is at a low level, drinking a great deal may increase the chance of abnormal heart beats. It is best not to drink too much. I put patients on 1/2 their atenolol twice a day ...Read more
Hi I was wondering my GGT LEVEL is 64U/L which is very high but I don't drink alcohol or take drugs what causes the elevation? Hep test negative
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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