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Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Doubt..: Atenolol is a beta blocker and is used therapeutically for abnormal rapid heart rates and for blood pressure control. It has the potential to drop a heart rate low enough to decrease brain perfusion and cause loss of consciousness and transient "seizure-like" activity. It does not 'cause' epilepsy' though. ...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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How likely is tramadol to cause seizure? Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin. No history of seizure disorder.

How likely is tramadol to cause seizure?  Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin.  No history of seizure disorder.

Greater than none: Janssen did not include the incidence of seizures in pre-approval clinical trials or postmarketing surveillance in their FDA Product Information. You should read it ALL: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020281s032s033lbl.pdf It's rare, but does happen. For any individual, the chances are either 0% or 100%. (This is true of ANYTHING in life except birth & death.) ...Read more

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Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

May be fine: many people need multiple meds to control BP. If 3 meds keep her BP well controlled (100-135/50-85), then it's fine. Have her keep a BP log ...Read more

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My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...Read more

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How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time. ...Read more

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What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have recurrent seizures if not treated. Epilepsy is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. ...Read more

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more