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Doctor insights on: Verapamil And 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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is atenolol good for palpitations?

Palpitations: It depends on the cause of the palpitations. ...Read more

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Can you take atenolol with wine coolers?

Drug interactions: Per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker: "Atenolol and ethanol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate." ...Read more

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Is it ok to take atenolol and benazepril?

Is it ok to take atenolol and benazepril?

Yes: Provided you are taking them for the right reason. Discuss the purpose of these medicines with your physician. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): Tenormin (atenolol) is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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Atenolol vs metoprolol. What is the difference?

Atenolol vs metoprolol. What is the difference?

Different: One crosses the blood brian barrier and the other doesn't separate indications but good and generic beta blockers. ...Read more

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How to quit from atenolol, without side effects?

Slowly: In general, any beta-blocker (like atenolol) needs to be tapered off gradually. How slowly depends on what you are taking it for, what other meds your are on, how long you have been on it, e.T.C. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

Verapamil SE: The most common adverse effect is constipation. Other adverse effects may be hypotension, fluid retention, drowsiness and cardiac dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

What are the side affects of verapamil (verelan)?

Slow pulse, constipa: The most common side effects of verapamil relate to an excess of what it is prescribed for: a too-slow pulse and/or too-low blood pressure. Many people also experience some degree of constipation. ...Read more

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Metoprolol versus atenolol--what is the difference?

Metoprolol versus atenolol--what is the difference?

Half life: Atenolol has a shorter half life than metoprolol, only about 12 hours. Metoprolol can be taken once daily where for full effectivness atenolol should be taken twice daily. People often forget the second dose of anything so in my mind a once a day drug is better. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
389 Doctors shared insights

Tenormin (Definition)

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


Verapamil (Definition)

Is the most effective of the calcium channel blocker ...Read more