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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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Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS?Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS?Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Often helpful: and lowering caffeine intake, getting more sleep, are some other issues. There are not long term problems with beta blockers; side effects occur soon after starting and often get milder in short order as you get used to them (fatigue). ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: any medicine will have side effect. some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for. of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man ,if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

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Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes?

Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes?

Probably not: Tenormin (atenolol) is a blood pressure medication available generically that has been around for a very long time. It has a lot of possible side effects but to my knowledge diabetes is not one of them. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

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

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Can being on avapro (irbesartan) or atenolol long term cause joint or muscle pain?

Can being on avapro (irbesartan) or atenolol long term cause joint or muscle pain?

Usually not: Muscle pain not likely to come from beta blockers (atenolol) or arbs (avapro). However, they are not uncommon with another frequently given medications: statins (to reduce cholesterol). ...Read more

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Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects ?

Atenolol: Tenormin(atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real. ...Read more

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Does consuming s-atenolol 12.5mg for a long term causes sle?

Does consuming s-atenolol 12.5mg for a long term causes sle?

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

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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