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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 long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

Few days (depends): Adverse effects of meds are related to their half life in your body. Long acting drugs, like atenolol, may take a few days to get out o your system. Buti may also depend on the side effect, concomitant medications, and other underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Is Atenolol is safe to take for long time to treat hypertension? I m taking this from last 1 year

Is Atenolol is safe to take for long time to treat hypertension? I m taking this from last 1 year

Yes: Although I wouldn't view a beta blocker as a first line treatment for hypertension, especially in a young person like yourself. Make sure you've addressed all lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) before requiring potentially lifelong medical therapy. ...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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How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

About 24 hours: Blood levels peak at 4 hours after a once daily dose and return to baseline by 24hours. The effects of the atenolol can variably linger after the blood levels return to baseline but the total effect is for about 14 hours. ...Read more

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How long does the side effect of coughing last after I stop taking Coreg (carvedilol)?

How long does the side effect of coughing last after I stop taking Coreg (carvedilol)?

Few days: This should get better within a few days, but it may take upto a couple of weeks. If not better, should consider other causes of cough, such as other drugs, reflux, allergies, etc. ...Read more

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I take 25mg of atenolol and I have also tried the same dosage of tenormin. I know they are both the same but why does atenolol seem last longer for me?

I take 25mg of atenolol and I have also tried the same dosage of tenormin. I know they are both the same but why does atenolol seem last longer for me?

Atenolol: Excellent question, sometimes we see variation between equal doses of drugs caused by the different fillers used to make the pills by different manufacturers. Other reasons are also possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Stopped all meds due to low BP &. Last 1/2 coreg (carvedilol) 2.5daysago. Very dizzy, am I going thru withdrawal? How long until coreg (carvedilol) is out of my system?

Dr. Stopped all meds due to low BP &. Last 1/2 coreg (carvedilol) 2.5daysago. Very dizzy, am I going thru withdrawal? How long until coreg (carvedilol) is out of my system?

5 doses: Most of the medication will be out of the system after about five half-lives of the medication. Dosing for a lot of medications is actually longer than the drug half-life so most of medication is already gone. ...Read more

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Day 8 off clonazepam major anxiety was on it for years! How long will withdraw last? Still battle tachycardia. On atenolol for that really helps!

Day 8 off clonazepam major anxiety was on it for years! How long will withdraw last? Still battle tachycardia. On atenolol for that really helps!

WD can be bad: Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can cause anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms and seizures. Especially after 6 years, it swhould be done slowly under doctor supervision. Talk to your doctor about alternative teatments- there are many. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dizziness to go on tenormin (atenolol)?

How long does it take for dizziness to go on tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): If you are having dizziness that began or occurred on tenormin, (atenolol) please discuss this with the doctor who prescribed it. Tenormin (atenolol) can cause dizziness, and can also unmask other diseases that can cause dizziness and can also interact with other medications and cause dizziness. My strong suggestion is to discuss the problem with the doctor who prescribed the Tenormin (atenolol) for you. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

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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Does Tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects?

Atenolol: Tenormin (atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real. ...Read more

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Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes?

Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes?

Probably not: Tenormin (atenolol) is a blood pressure medication available generically that has been around for a very long time. It has a lot of possible side effects but to my knowledge diabetes is not one of them. ...Read more

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I've just started a med called carvedilol. How long until I see results?

I've just started a med called carvedilol. How long until I see results?

Depends: Depends on why you are taking it. For slowing heart rate and lowering BP you may see results within a day, but for heart failure or poor cardiac function, then it may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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I hve mild lvh wall thickness is 1.3, I am atenolol 25mg once a day, how long would regression take?

6 months.: After 6 months of treatment with lisinopril, researchers found both microscopic and laboratory evidence of regression of excess collagen, the structural material that accumulates in the heart as a result of hypertension or a myocardial infarction and eventually limits the heart's ability to pump properly. Not all blood pressure meds cause this cardioreparation, check with PCP. ...Read more

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I've been on atenolol 25mg daily split dose for 3 months. Works well for me. How long after I take the pill does it start actually reducing HR and BP?

Almost immediately: The pill works shortly after it has been taken even the first time. This will begin working within the first day but may take another day for some to be in your system. This is a long acting med and some is doing something most of the time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for my blood pressure medication atenolol to start working?

How long does it take for my blood pressure medication atenolol to start working?

Soon: Atenolol will begin "working" within a few hours after taking the first dose, but its full effect will take 3-4 days. If your BP is not improved within 1-2 weeks, you may need a higher dose, a different medication, or a second medication. An appropriate goal is for your BP to be. ...Read more

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How accurate is it that long-term use of Tenormin (atenolol) causes diabetes mellitus?

Tenormin (atenolol) & Diabetes: Tenormin (atenolol) is a beta-blocker class of medication. There are a few studies that show it might cause diabetes, but this is not my clinical experience. Rather, since there are beta receptors in areas of the liver and pancreas, on these meds the body has difficulty detecting blood sugar levels and actually blood sugar levels can drop and because the heart rate won't go up on these meds, you may not know. ...Read more

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How long does a beta blocker stay in your system? I took atenolol for a month, 25 mgs twice a day. I discontinued it 3weeks ago, asthma flared up!

Half life: Atenolol half life is about 6-7 hours. A few of days after stopping the medication, almost all of it is cleared. After 3 weeks, there should be no trace of this medication in your system. ...Read more

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Atenolol 25mg. How long does it stay in my system for?

Depends: The elimination half-life of a single dose is 6-7 hours so there would be no effect after about 24-30 hours. For someone taking it chronically, it could hang around for days. ...Read more

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Does consuming s-atenolol 12.5mg for a long term causes sle?

Maybe...: It has been reported rarely with atenolol in the medical literature. Other medications are much more common. Since you are on such a small dose, have your doctor stop it for a few months to see if symptoms resolve. If so, try taking it again for a few days and if symptoms return you have your answer! Drug induced lupus occurs most frequently in the 50-70 age range and can occur after years of use. ...Read more

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Can a low dose of daily atenolol 25mg help with annoying benign PVCS? Any harming long term effect of atenolol?

Often helpful: And lowering caffeine intake, getting more sleep, are some other issues.
There are not long term problems with beta blockers; side effects occur soon after starting and often get milder in short order as you get used to them (fatigue). ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Coreg (Definition)

Coreg is an alpha/beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Carvedilol (Definition)

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