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How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

About 24 hours: Blood levels peak at 4 hours after a once daily dose and return to baseline by 24hours. The effects of the atenolol can variably linger after the blood levels return to baseline but the total effect is for about 14 hours. ...Read more

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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 long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

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How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

Few days (depends): Adverse effects of meds are related to their half life in your body. Long acting drugs, like atenolol, may take a few days to get out o your system. Buti may also depend on the side effect, concomitant medications, and other underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to be taking atenolol (beta blocker) for skin redness?

Is it recommended to be taking atenolol (beta blocker) for skin redness?

Atenolol: It depends on what physiology the doctor is treating with the drug. Without knowing what the associations of the skin redness are, judging if atenolol is appropriate is speculation. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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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 !

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 !

Half life: Atenolol half life is about 6-7 hours. A few of days after stopping the medication, almost all of it is cleared. After 3 weeks, there should be no trace of this medication in your system. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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..

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

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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?

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?

Other Beta blocker: Beta blockers commonly used for tachycardia symptomology include atenolol, propranolol, or metoprolol. Rarely, atenolol is noted to cause mood-related effects. If any concern about medication side effects, seek your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers atenolol make me have high triglycerides?

Can beta blockers atenolol make me have high triglycerides?

No: It's not a listed side effect and I've personally never seen it happen. ...Read more

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What is advantage of atenolol over labetalol? I can't take b-blockers w/o alpha blockade cause they give me circulation issues.Labeta is alpha/beta.

Good: thinking. Atenolol can be taken only once. but it cant be compared to Labetalol which more effective for BP control and is good for circulation. do u have DM? why u have circulation problems at young ageor do u have hyperlipidemia or vasculitis. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers protect your heart? Are the actually beneficial?I take 25mg atenolol daily to control my anxiety. Is it good for me?I feel it works

Yes to both: Beta blockers like atenolol do protect the heart and as "lagniappe" they have the added benefit of being (mildly) anxiolitic. If they are obviously working for you: why the question? ...Read more

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Can taking beta-blockers like Metoprolol, Bystolic, (nebivolol) and Atenolol affect if your trying to make an effort to grow taller at 18? Im taking pills.

Can taking beta-blockers like Metoprolol, Bystolic, (nebivolol) and Atenolol affect if your trying to make an effort to grow taller at 18? Im taking pills.

Meds & growth.: It's unusual for someone of your age to be on a beta-blocker. Some medications can affect growth, but at age 18 you may have achieved your maximal height even without the medication. ...Read more

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