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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.

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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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I have mild lvh 1.3 wall thickness caused by hbp, I am on atenolol 25mg n question is if I maintain healthy BP will the lvh regress and if so how long?

LVH: If the LVH is truly secondary to the hypertension and normotension is maintained, the LVH may regress over a year or two.

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Does atenolol cause svt?

Does atenolol cause svt?

Rarely: Generally, Atenolol suppresses SVT. In rare cases, it can affect your heart to make some types of SVT worse. Also, it can rarely speed up the heart rate, by slowing down certain parts of the hearts electrical system more than others. Lastly, withdrawal from atenolol can make SVT worse, so don't stop the medication too abruptly. See a heart rhythm specialist for treatment options and evaluation

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Can atenolol cause dizziness and an off balance type of feeling 50mg?

Can atenolol cause dizziness and an off balance type of feeling 50mg?

Possibly: Atenolol, a beta blocker, slows the heart and lowers blood pressure. While formerly considered a number one choice for treating high blood pressure, it is now not recommended as a first choice. It often makes people tired, and if it drops pulse or BP too much, can cause dizziness. Those symptoms could also be unrelated and due to inner ear disorder.

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Can atenolol cause neuropathy? How would you know if the drug is the cause?

No...: Atenolol can cause a transient (passing) numbess that may last 10 to 15 minutes after taking the medicine, but true neuropathy, no.

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

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.

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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.

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I'm 55, take atenolol 50 mg & hydrchlorothiazide 25 mg, felt icy cold and presyncopal upon getting up. What could cause this?

I'm 55, take atenolol 50 mg & hydrchlorothiazide 25 mg, felt icy cold and presyncopal upon getting up. What could cause this?

Maybe too strong: You may be having an issue with low blood pressure on standing. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids so you are not dehydrated and get your blood pressure checked.

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Does atenolol 25mg cause weight gain?

Atenelol/weight: Http://www. Rxlist. Com/atenolol-side-effects-drug-center. Htm Not usually unless you are getting edema (feet swelling) F/u/ w/ doc.

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Is amlodipine and atenolol cause more frequently urine?

Is amlodipine and atenolol cause more frequently urine?

Combination: The amlodopine and atenolol could possibly increase renal blood flow and cause more urine production

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Any alternatives to atenolol that doesn't cause fatigue?

Any alternatives to atenolol that doesn't cause fatigue?

Beta blocker: Atenolol usually doen't cause much fatigue. There are usually other choices though. Talk to your doctor and discuss your options.

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Is it true that prolonged use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

No: Tenormin (atenolol) is a derivative of amphetamines which suppress your appetite, unfurtunately for a short term period. Many overweight persons take tenormin, (atenolol) but beign overweight put at risk for developing diabetes, the answer is no.

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How accurate is it that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

Tenormin (atenolol) & Diabetes: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta-blocker class of medication. There are a few studies that show it might cause diabetes, but this is not my clinical experience. Rather, since there are beta receptors in areas of the liver and pancreas, on these meds the body has difficulty detecting blood sugar levels and actually blood sugar levels can drop and because the heart rate won't go up on these meds, you may not know.

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On atenolol for 4 days days now for hbp and pulse rate averaging between 55-70. Before averaged in 80s. Cause for concern?

On atenolol for 4 days days now for hbp and pulse rate averaging between 55-70. Before averaged in 80s. Cause for concern?

>50bpm OK if no symp: Atenolol is a rate controller (B-Blocker) and a BP med. Part of the BP effect is slowing rate. A pulse rate >50 is adequate as long as with activity your heart rate increases significantly & there are no dizziness symptoms. If so You are in good range. I suspect if you walk up a hill your heart rate will increase to >80bpm. Great about B-Blockers is when you stop climbing, low HR&BP quickly return.

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I obsessively check my pulse. I take Atenolol 25mg to calm fast HR. I know this causes me to have more anxiety. What can I do?

I obsessively check my pulse. I take Atenolol 25mg to calm fast HR. I know this causes me to have more anxiety. What can I do?

Anxiety: I think you should see a psychiatrist and a therapist to figure out a decent drug plan and calming techniques to get your symptoms under control.

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Does atenolol cause menstral cycle issues?

No: Atenolol has not been associated with menstrual issues. Heavy bleed may just be a sign of pre-menopause, please see your doctor for evaluation. The atenolol can be associated with the dizziness. For Buspar (buspirone) to help with anxiety you must take it regularly and also compliment behavior therapy. Hope all goes well for you. Take care.

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Does consuming s-atenolol 12.5mg for a long term causes sle?

Maybe...: It has been reported rarely with atenolol in the medical literature. Other medications are much more common. Since you are on such a small dose, have your doctor stop it for a few months to see if symptoms resolve. If so, try taking it again for a few days and if symptoms return you have your answer! drug induced lupus occurs most frequently in the 50-70 age range and can occur after years of use.

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