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My doctors put me on atenolol, but I still have pvcs daily. What can I do?

My doctors put me on atenolol, but I still have pvcs daily. What can I do?

Get a check up: Although as i already said pvc's are usually benign, it is a good idea to see a doctor to be sure that your pvc's are non-dangerous. ...Read more

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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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Take atenolol 25mg doc switched me to metoprolol 25mg 2 days ago I get pvcs like 40 Times a day scars me had the tests normal do I need to worry?

Take atenolol 25mg doc switched me to metoprolol 25mg 2 days ago I get pvcs like 40 Times a day scars me had the tests normal do I need to worry?

No: Metoprolol is a good drug for controlling both BP and cardiac arrhythmia. The PVC could be due to the other drugs you're taking, and OTC meds used for seasonal allergies esp. those with decongestants coupled with anxiety. ...Read more

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I was put on atenolol(25mg daily) to control my anxiety related heart rate. I developed benign PVCS. Is it possible the drug can cause this?

I was put on atenolol(25mg daily) to control my anxiety related heart rate. I developed benign PVCS. Is it possible the drug can cause this?

Unclear question: Are you asking if atenolol can cause PVCs? It thats your question then the answer is no. Atenolol is a beta blocker, that is it blocks adrenalines irritating effect on the heart. Thus, it is actually used to treat symptomatic PVCs. Caffeine, insomnia, stress can all precipitate PVCs. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause PVCS?I had PVC'S since day one of my daily 25mg treatment.

Usually not: Atenolol, a beta blocker, usually does not cause PVCs - premature ventricular contractions. In fact this medicine is often used to treat this condition. However, any medicine can have side effects, so if you feel this medicine is causing problems I suggest you contact the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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I take atenolol for pvcs and have been on it for two years. Sometimes my pulse is 60 and i feel dizzy. What should I do?

I take atenolol for pvcs and have been on it for two years. Sometimes my pulse is 60 and i feel dizzy. What should I do?

Tell your doctor: That heart rate is not super low but it may be low enough for you to cause dizziness. Of course there's lots of other causes of dizziness but your doctor may want to start with reducing your atenolol dose. ...Read more

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I'm almost certain atenolol is causing my PVCS. I take 25mg daily. The PVCS started after taking it. Can this be possible?

I'm almost certain atenolol is causing my PVCS. I take 25mg daily. The PVCS started after taking it. Can this be possible?

Possible: Although a beta blocker like atenolol usually decreases PVCs, if the med causes excessive slowing of the heart, PVCs may be your heart's way of increasing your pulse rate. ...Read more

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How good is atenolol for PVCS and PACS?Will it help?I feel them about 4-5 daily. I take 25mg atenolol

How good is atenolol for PVCS and PACS?Will it help?I feel them about 4-5 daily. I take 25mg atenolol

Atenolol: the drug is a good starting point if treatment is truly needed, The main reason for treating for most people is for the 'bother' of the palpitation. If they need treatment for this then the endpoint is you feel good enough. Different doses work for different folks and no drug is 100% effective. Often decreasing the symptoms is enough. ...Read more

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Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS?Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS?Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Often helpful: and lowering caffeine intake, getting more sleep, are some other issues. There are not long term problems with beta blockers; side effects occur soon after starting and often get milder in short order as you get used to them (fatigue). ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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