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Is Atenolol A 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 ...Read more
Meds: Beta receptors are on your heart and blood vessels. Beta receptors respond to endogenous epinephrine and norepinephine This causes increase in HR and strength of contraction and constriction of blood vessels thus increasing BP. Beta blockers block this. Alpha blockers block release of catecholamines by acting on alpha receptors in the central nervous system. ...Read more
Yes dr they have given me a beta blocker. But II really don't like meds. Im on 12.5 mg atenolol. Still have some symptoms. Andc c hest pain in middle.?
Medications: Not sure i understand the question. But you and your prescribing physician need to discuss the relative risks against the benefits of the medication that you take. No one likes to take medications and persistent symptoms suggests that dose may be low or alternate medication may improve the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 50mg of atenolol which is classified as a beta blocker. Will i still be able to lose fat with aerobic exercises?
How long does a beta blocker stay in your system ? I took atenolol for a month , 25 mgs twice a day . I discontinued it 3weeks ago, asthma flared up !
Doctor is replacing my Atenlol 25 MG with Metoprolol 25 twice daily. I have read horror stories about abruptly stopping Atenolol. Should I be worried about abruptly stopping Atenolol even though it's being replaced with another beta blocker?
No: No, I think because it IS within the same class of drugs that you don't need to be so concerned and your Dr is putting you on the same dosage strength as the atenolol so I think you chances of having these "horror story side effects" are very low. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take Atenolol with Lexapro (escitalopram)? I take the Lexapro (escitalopram) currently and Dr has prescribed the beta blocker to help with anxiety based HBP
I had a brief episode of svt that lasted no more than a minute and it was caused by a beta blocker called atenolol. Why did this med do this my heart?
Not related...: Not related....other factors involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inderal (propranolol) could be contributing to confusion in my 88 yr old mother. Is there a water-based beta blocker less apt to do so? Not metoprolol or atenolol..
Atenolol: Atenolol is the most hydrophilic (least lipophilic) of the betablockers, crossing the blood brain barrier less than any other. If your grandmother can't tolerate atenolol, then she can't be on any beta blocker at all. Here is one of many articles on the subject: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2865153. ...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?
No: It's not a listed side effect and I've personally never seen it happen. ...Read more
I have been on atenolol 10 months 50mg per day for tachy/anxiety. My HR is lower in the 50's at night. Can beta blockers over time have more effect?
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