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Does Atenolol Cause Constipation
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
Most common adverse reaction of atenolol is GI. Y it cause indigestion, constipation and dry mouth. .. And also fatigue and dizziness?
Yes: Beta blockers can cause all of those issues. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
No: It doesn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
I'm 55, take atenolol 50 mg & hydrchlorothiazide 25 mg, felt icy cold and presyncopal upon getting up. What could cause this?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Can atenolol cause anxiety? I feel like it does and I've been on it for anxiety and tachy 50mg for the last 10 months. Other beta blockers?
High BP problem for around 2 weeks now. Bp starting to lower. Taken 1 atenolol 12.5 (half) is all. Last reading was 129/91. Could virus caused hp??
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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
Is it true that taking atenolol 50mg for blood pressure can cause impotency and ED in the long run?
Can atenolol cause anxiety? My doctor assures me it's not likely at all. Is this a known side effect for this med?
I am having atenolol 25mg daily. Had pain in heels. Uric acid 6, do I need med. For it? Can med. For BP cause dizziness?
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