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Substitute For Atenolol
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
I am taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40mg/HCT 25mg daily for HTN, can I substitute a generic or similar med for Benicar (olmesartan)?
Maybe: Benicar (olmesartan) is very expensive, so a lot of people look for substitutes which are similar but less expensive. You should talk to your doctor about generics like losartan/HCTZ 100/25 mg. This is very similar, same category, but much less expensive. However, it does not work quite as well either. Usually, we do trial and error until we hit the right balance of efficacy, side effects and cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There is no "natural" alternative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is metoprolol XL 47.5 mg + Micardis (telmisartan) 80 mg a good rationale combination of drug for controlling blood pressure?
Beta-blocker: Atenolol is a blood pressure lowering medication from the beta-blocker class. It's easy to take at just once daily & inexpensive at $4/mo at many pharmacies. As a class, we think of beta-blockers especially in those w/heart failure and/or have suffered a heart attack. Some beta-blockers are also useful for (performance) anxiety & migraine headaches. Check out http://www.drugs.com/atenolol.html ...Read more
Propranolol ER 60mg, losartan 50 mg for high BP & .5 klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety. Is this a good combo?
Yes: It's rational and, hopefully, effective for you (?) ...Read more
Yes: this is a class of drugs known as beta blockers. originally and still used in treating elevated blood pressure, the beta blockers have been found effective in treating anxiety. this is specifically true for the norepinephrine symptoms of racing heart, panic, lump inthe throat and shakiness.and startle response. ...Read more
Comparing bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg vs 80 mg propranolol. Whic bb is better for BP control, side effect, popularity of usage, and more helpful for cad. Thanks?
1st gen vs 2nd gen: Propranolol is a first generation bb and effective for heart rate control, panic attacks, migraines, angina and blood pressure control. It's very inexpensive. Bystolic (nebivolol) is new and expensive. They share the same potential adverse effects. Neither is a first line BP medicine. There are many better choices than a bb for BP control but both are good for cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to use potassium chloride as a substitute for salt. Iam on the following medications: exforge, (amlodipine and valsartan) natrilix, crestor, and cipralex.?
For bbood pressure - are inderal la (propranolol generic) and cozaar (losartan) a good combination?
Atenolol, tricor, hyzaar (losartan and hydrocholorthiazide) 100/25, metformin and chantix. Is it safe for me to take these simultaneously?
Probably: Under your doctor's supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›