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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. ...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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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?

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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Is atenolol a good drug?

Absolutely: If used for htn, angina, or cardiovascular event prevention after a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Is atenolol good drug for bp?

Atenolol: Yes. It is used widely around the world for blood pressure control. It does come with some side effects but in most cases it is safe and appropriate. ...Read more

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What exactly does atenolol do?

Lower HR and BP: It is a beta blocker and it lowers the heart rate and reduces blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

How does Tenormin (atenolol) work?

Blocks adrenalin: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta blocker. It blocks receptors that allow for a higher pulse rate and blocks the response to the body's own adrenalin. You get a slower pulse and less tremor. It is obviously more complicated than this, but this is the basics. ...Read more

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What is Tenormin (atenolol) used for?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin (atenolol) is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Tenormin (atenolol) is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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Can lebetalol be taken with atenolol?

Can lebetalol be taken with atenolol?

Only if prescribed: These are similar medications and have very similar effects and will cause a drop in your blood pressure. That being said, some people have to be on several medications to have effective control of their blood pressure. Based on your information you needed to be on them. You need to discuss with your physician especially if you are feeling dizzy or lightheaded as you maybe on too much. ...Read more

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Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin=Atenolol: There is NO pediatric indication for the use of Atenolol however it is used "off-label" for pediatric hypertension. Ask your pediatrician about this as your case may have specific or extenuating circumstances that would make it reasonable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix atenolol with antiflu?

No interactions: There are no common interactions between atenolol and oseltamivir. ...Read more

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Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure. Tenormin is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the atenolol or any of the drug product’s components." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: atenolol?

Please describe the medication: atenolol?

Beta-blocker: 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 slow or control tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

What is the highest legal dose of atenolol?

Do yo meanPill size?: I'm not sure of the context of your question. Atenolol comes in 25, 50, and 100 mg tablets so the highest pill size is 100 mg. Usually it is taken once daily for high blood pressure, but for cases of cardiac angina (a medical diagnosis), it is taken twice daily (so the maximum daily dose is 200 mg). I suppose higher doses are possible but should be under your doctors' supervision / instructions. ...Read more

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What would happen if I overdosed on atenolol?

What would happen if I overdosed on atenolol?

Betablocker: Could be quite dangerous and should be considered an emergency. It may cause very low heart rate and blood pressure, leading to dizziness or passing out. If overdose is suspected, emergency medical care is advised. ...Read more

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What can I expect withdrawing from atenolol 25 mg?

Small dose: Depends on how long you've been taking it, how large you are, and the reason you were taking it (bp, arrhythmia, or angina). The dose is small and often can be stopped cold but if you hare prone to angina or arrhythmia, you're wise to taper it (take it every other day for 7 doses) before stopping it. ...Read more

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Atenolol 25mg. How long does it stay in my system for?

Depends: The elimination half-life of a single dose is 6-7 hours so there would be no effect after about 24-30 hours. For someone taking it chronically, it could hang around for days. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to take atenolol twice daily or once?

Atenolol: Atenolol can be taken either once or twice a day depending on the situation. You should discuss the best regime for you with the doctor that prescribed your medication. ...Read more

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Atenolol 25mg a day doesn't stop my flushing episodes why?

Atenolol 25mg a day doesn't stop my flushing episodes why?

Flushing: Has many causes and needs further evaluation. Atenolol dose is quite small; however, should be effective. Please call prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What happens if you take two atenolol-chlorthal by mistake?

Could result: In low BP or heart rate or relative dehydration depending on dose. ...Read more

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What to do if I take 12.5 mg of atenolol for bp. Is it fine?

Atenolol: 12.5mg is a small dose. If its working its fine, if not there is lots of room for increase. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
386 Doctors shared insights

Tenormin (Definition)

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