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Verapamil And 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
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Probably: As long as your heart rate remains above 50 while you're awake, it's ok to use them together.
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.
Started taking 50 mg atenolol in jan 2012 then added 360 mg verapamil in july. I have gradually started losing my hair. Which medicine is causing it?
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.
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.
I have SVT and heart palpitations, currently on atenolol and verapamil. Is it safe to get flu shot?
Yes: No interactions b/t the meds and influenza vaccine.
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?
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 evaluationSee 1 more doctor answer