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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

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 that's 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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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 be 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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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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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

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

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 just started metoprolol ER for PVCs, is it better than atenolol? My concern is my current usual hr is 80 bpm but my bp is 100-110/65 will it lower?

Atenolol vs Metoprol: Metoprolol may be better but the real question is what are the PVC's due to. Metoprolol in low doses probably won't lower your BP much but only time will tell. Start low and increase slowly. See if it reduces pvc frequency. ...Read more

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Buzzing or vibrating sensation in left chest, last for 10s at time, heartbeat normal. Different feeling than PVC (150mg Atenolol to control them) Help

Buzzing or vibrating sensation in left chest, last for 10s at time, heartbeat normal. Different feeling than PVC (150mg Atenolol to control them) Help

Heart monitor: Have you work a heart montior during these? Sounds like you need to. If that's normal then I wouldn't worry too much about it. If you carry your phone in a pocket In that area and have it on vibrate it could be ghost vibrations from that. People experience that. I'm serious. ...Read more

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Took metoprolol ER for bad pvcs but gained tons of weight so dr switched me to atenolol but can't this be worse? Better options to consider, thoughts?

Took metoprolol ER for bad pvcs but gained tons of weight so dr switched me to atenolol but can't this be worse? Better options to consider, thoughts?

PVC's: You could try magnesium for the PVC's or increasing your water intake and exercise to try to decrease the PVC's. Any of the beta blockers can cause weight gain, so try to use lower doses. ...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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What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. Don't wanna gain more

What are some good medications for palpitations from pvc's and pac's? Took metoprolol but gained weight, just started atenolol. Don't wanna gain more

Give it a try: If you do gain weight then consider other options. It is not that common to gain weight on beta blockers and can usually be avoided if you watch your food intake. If your irregular heartbeat is so bothersome that you take medication you may want to consider ablation. It is ussually such a benign condition that no medications are necessary. Make sure it is not your anxiety that you are treating ...Read more

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Was taking atenolol for PVCs and PACs but switched to metoprolol er, is it OK to stop atenolol cold turkey and start metoprolol the following evening?

Was taking atenolol for PVCs and PACs but switched to metoprolol er, is it OK to stop atenolol cold turkey and start metoprolol the following evening?

Same med class: Both are beta blockers and work similarly. Should not be a problem switching and we often substitute one for another depending on availability. Just don't take both at same time as would be like double-dosing the medication and cause problems. ...Read more

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Are Ensure Shakes OK to drink if you have PVCS and tachycardia and are on Atenolol? What are good soft foods to eat as I can't have solids.

Are Ensure Shakes OK to drink if you have PVCS and tachycardia and are on Atenolol? What are good soft foods to eat as I can't have solids.

Should be fine: PVCs & atenolol shouldn't be relevant for decision about Ensure, which should be fine as needed. As for appropriate soft foods, really depends on your overall health--i.e., why you're on the cardiac meds and why you're on the soft diet. Healthy purees, like potatoes, yams or cauliflowers, should be fine. Bananas, applesauce, smoothies, etc. Good luck. ...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 symptoms for which it was given may arise again. Would speak to your doctor re this. ...Read more

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I was on 25mg of atenolol. My doctor increased my dose to 50 on a split dose. I feel out of balance at night is it just my body adjusting?HR 60-68

Balance: Side effects from atenolol include lightheadedness from too low a blood pressure or too slow a pulse. I recommend that you check your blood pressure and pulse sitting and standing both in the morning and evening when you are symptomatic. Report these values to your physician and he/she can determine whether your dose is appropriate and whether you are experiencing side effects from the medication. ...Read more

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What would happen if I stopped taking atenolol? My doctor wants me to go off atenolol, but says I have to do it slowly. Why? What could happen to me if i just stop?

Don't do it : The first question is why are you taking it? A rhythm problem or a blood pressure problem.

Sometimes stopping abruptly can result in a rebound increase in blood pressure. Slowly coming off usually doesn't take too long. It shouldn't cause a problem if you follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Doc switching atenolol. To metropolol said it will help should I be worried?

Doc switching atenolol. To metropolol said it will help should I be worried?

Beta blockers: Both atenolol (tenormin) and metoprolol (toprol) are beta blockers. There is usual no problem to switch from one to the other. You don't mention the reason for the change? ...Read more

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Doubled my dose of 50mg of atenolol for 6 days. HR 65-75 without doctors permission. Yesterday HR was never higher than 58. Now scared to take 50mg ?

Atenolol: You need to ask your team about this. We are not in a position to make any recommendations. I would call in AM. ...Read more

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Take 25mgs Atenolol 2xdaily. Doctor wants me to wean off. How can I safely do this?

Atenolol: If your doctor wants you to wean off the drug, he/she should give you the appropriate instructions and you should ask that doctor. Weaning atenolol is not difficult but you should do it as your doctor outlines. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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