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Doctor insights on: Verapamil And Atenolol

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stanley Berger
430 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Todd Chambers Dr. Chambers
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
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Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127. I feel dizzy alot. Could it be the medication

Currently take 360mg verapamil and 50 mg atenolol for palpitations? 37 year old female, weight 127. I feel dizzy alot. Could it be the medication

Yes: If your blood pressure or pulse rate is lowered too much it could make you feel dizzy. Usually this would manifest like a near fainting episode rather than a spinning sensation. I would call and/or go see your doctor.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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I have had SVT for almost 40 years and take verapamil ER 240 and atenolol 25mg. Now I am scared that study found breast cancer increase!

I have had SVT for almost 40 years and take verapamil ER 240 and atenolol 25mg. Now I am scared that study found breast cancer increase!

News media: You likely refer to the recent reports about calcium blockers and breast carcinoma. You need to discuss these reports with your doc and not get worked up over media reports. Often like this study, if its true the numbers of individuals impacted by small percent differences isn't important if you need the drug in question. If you have good control of the svt that likely outweighs a small risk incre.

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Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it necessary to wean off atenolol 75mg? Am switching to verapamil sr 120mg. Was advised that no wean is necessary. Stop atenolol, start verapamil?

Is it necessary to wean off atenolol 75mg? Am switching to verapamil sr 120mg. Was advised that no wean is necessary. Stop atenolol, start verapamil?

Depends: The worry about not weaning off atenolol 75 is that you can develop reflex tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) - the rationale in your case is that the verapamil should counter this making it unnecessary to wean.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take 100 mg of atenolol in the am and 240 mg of verapamil at night for high bp?

Is it safe to take 100 mg of atenolol in the am and 240 mg of verapamil at night for high bp?

Probably: As long as your heart rate remains above 50 while you're awake, it's ok to use them together.

Dr. Steven Ajluni Dr. Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
31 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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I have on and off afib and other skips I am on 50 mg of atenolol and 180 mg of verapamil I want to come off verapamil how do I go about this?

I have on and off afib and other skips I am on 50 mg of atenolol and 180 mg of verapamil I want to come off verapamil how do I go about this?

Doctor supervised: Coming off a rate control med shd be under the direction of a physician. Sometimes increasing one like atenolol will allow you to reduce the other (verapamil) or vice versa.

Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Is labetalol as effective as atenolol for pots syndrome and angina? I'm on Prazosin, and Verapamil but those alone don't control.

Is labetalol as effective as atenolol for pots syndrome and angina? I'm on Prazosin, and Verapamil but those alone don't control.

Not the same meds: Labetalol and Atenolol are not the same medications. Labetaolol has alpha blockade too along with BB. I am assuming you have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Would stick to a pure BB, short acting. Would talk to your MD. A pure BB will also help with angina. This is a imp discussion to have with your MD.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I currently take verapamil 180 mg once a day for rapid heart rate. Doctor is switching me to atenolol 25 mg once a day. Is it safe to do this?

I currently take verapamil 180 mg once a day for rapid heart rate. Doctor is switching me to atenolol 25 mg once a day. Is it safe to do this?

Cannot say: They are totally different drugs approved for the same reason. Verapamil is a bit low of a dose; atenolol is at it's absolutely lowest dose. May or may not be enough.

Dr. Anthony Leazzo Dr. Leazzo
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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On atenolol (25mg) verapamil (120mg).i have head cold so took dayquil/ afrin nose spray. Heart rate dipping into high 40's, low 50's.keeps skipping?

On atenolol (25mg) verapamil (120mg).i have head cold so took dayquil/ afrin nose spray. Heart rate dipping into high 40's, low 50's.keeps skipping?

ER now: And hold all your medications, what is happening is a bad interaction amongst the atenolol, verapamil and the DayQuil and afrin, which you shouldn't have taken in the first place. Kindly ask your doctor in the future, especially if are on such meds, good luck

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Joshua Murphy Dr. Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
15 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Joshua Buckler Dr. Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
15 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Please describe the medication: verapamil?

Please describe the medication: verapamil?

CCB: This is a blood pressure medication in the class of calcium channel blockers which results in lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels through blocking calcium mediated constriction. This certain CCB can also affect the heart rate unlike nifedipine.

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Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Is atenolol ototoxic?

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

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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What happens if I missed a dose of atenolol?

What happens if I missed a dose of atenolol?

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

Dr. Warren Foster Dr. Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
16 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Does atenolol cause svt?

Does atenolol cause svt?

Rarely: Generally, Atenolol suppresses SVT. In rare cases, it can affect your heart to make some types of SVT worse. Also, it can rarely speed up the heart rate, by slowing down certain parts of the hearts electrical system more than others. Lastly, withdrawal from atenolol can make SVT worse, so don't stop the medication too abruptly. See a heart rhythm specialist for treatment options and evaluation

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Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX Dr. GIROUX
Pharmacology
36 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Citalopram and atenolol?

Citalopram and atenolol?

Question?: Citalopram is an anti-depressant (in the ssri- selective seratonin reuptake inhibitor family) and atenolol is a blood pressure medicine (beta blocker). They can be taken together in moderate doses safely.

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Dr. Mohammad Ashori Dr. Ashori
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of California - David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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Dr. Mark Milunski Dr. Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
33 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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Is atenolol good for palpitations?

Palpitations: It depends on the cause of the palpitations.

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Dr. Stanley Berger
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