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Doctor insights on: Tapering Off Atenolol

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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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How does a person 'taper' off atenolol?

How does a person 'taper' off atenolol?

Gradually...: Perhaps you can take half the dose for a week, half of a half for another week and then stop. However the best person to decide how is your doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 yr old male and have been taking 25mg of atenolol for about 2 yrs. I'd like to stop taking this medication. What is the best way to taper off?

I'm a 49 yr old male and have been taking 25mg of atenolol for about 2 yrs. I'd like to stop taking this medication. What is the best way to taper off?

Probably just stop: Atenolol 25 mg is a very very small dose....and as such you could simply discontinue it. No need to taper it. However, depending on why you were started it on it is more important. If it was for BP, then make sure you monitor BP for a few weeks after stopping. If started for tachycardia, then you might feel your resting heart rate creep up a bit as your body recaliberates. ...Read more

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My uro asked my md to switch me from 50mg atenolol to 4mg cardura (doxazosin). No instructions were phoned in with the prescription about tapering atenolol. I stopped the atenolol today. Is it safe? Hbp only.

My uro asked my md to switch me from 50mg atenolol to 4mg cardura (doxazosin). No instructions were phoned in with the prescription about tapering atenolol.  I stopped the atenolol today. Is it safe? Hbp only.

Ask your doctor: You are right that beta-blockers generally should be tapered off gradually. 50 mg of atenolol is a medium dose, so i usually would tell people to take 25 mg for a week before stopping, depending on their blood pressure and pulse. 25 mg doesnt lower BP very much anyway, if tell your md you heard beta-blockers aren't supposed to be stopped suddenly, i'm sure she/he will work it out with you. ...Read more

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I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 months. I take atenolol also for anxiety tachycardia 75mg daily. I've been tapering the clonazepam to now 0.75mg but I have noticed my heart rate 55-60 to the point where I know only take 25mg of atenolol. Why?

I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 months. I take atenolol also for anxiety tachycardia 75mg daily. I've been tapering the clonazepam to now 0.75mg but I have noticed my heart rate 55-60 to the point where I know only take 25mg of atenolol. Why?

Atenolol is a b bloc: The atenolol is designed to lower the blood pressure and the heart rate. Now you are coming off of climax roam slowly. This is good. But you still may be on to much atenolol for the heRt rate is low. Ask your doctor to re evaluTe you and perhaps drop the dose again ...Read more

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What is Tenormin (atenolol) used for?

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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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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Is atenolol ototoxic?

Possibly: In clinical trials, very rare side effect, at about 0.007%. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Can you take Valium with atenolol?

Atenolol/Valium: Some sedation added, otherwise ok, as prescribed. ...Read more

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What happens if i missed a dose of atenolol?

Likely: Nothing. May see an increase in hr & BP transient lay until next dose. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol last?

How long do side effects from atenolol last?

Side effect: As long as you can tolerate it. Many time you get over the side effect. Very important to tell doctor so md can asses and give advice ...Read more

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Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

YES: Suddenly stopping atenolol--a beta blocker--can cause a rebound tachycardia which is a sudden increase in your heart rate. Suddenly stopping this medication could lead to elevation of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is Diclofenac safe to take if you take atenolol?

Is Diclofenac safe to take if you take atenolol?

Caution: It is a generally safe combination as long as you do not exceed the daily recommended dose of diclofenac. However elevated blood pressure and salt retention can be a side effect to diclofenac which can negate the benefit of atenolol. good luck ...Read more

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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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Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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