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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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Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Can children take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin=Atenolol: There is NO pediatric indication for the use of Atenolol however it is used "off-label" for pediatric hypertension. Ask your pediatrician about this as your case may have specific or extenuating circumstances that would make it reasonable. ...Read more

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Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Who should not take Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): "Tenormin is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure. Tenormin is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the atenolol or any of the drug product’s components." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/tenormin. Html ...Read more

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Are you supposed to take atenolol twice daily or once?

Atenolol: Atenolol can be taken either once or twice a day depending on the situation. You should discuss the best regime for you with the doctor that prescribed your medication. ...Read more

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What happens if you take two atenolol-chlorthal by mistake?

Could result: In low BP or heart rate or relative dehydration depending on dose. ...Read more

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Took ab extra dose of Atenolol by Mistake. I take 50mg a day 25 2x But I took 75mg by Mistke will I b ok?

Monitor your symptom: In all likelihood, you will have no ill effects from the extra dose. The medicine will gradually be eliminated from you body and should be nearly gone in 1-2 days (the half-life, the amount of time it takes your body to eliminate half the amount currently in your body, is 6-7 hours). Monitor your symptoms - if your feel fatigue, dizzy, short of breath, or any unusual feelings, seek medical help. ...Read more

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Currently taking atenolol 25mg at 7pm every evening. Is there a more ideal time to take it or does it matter?

Side effects: The reason it's recommended to take it at night is that if unwanted side effects happen such as dizziness....you'll be asleep and less likely to notice. ...Read more

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Currently taking Atenolol 25mg at 1:30am daily. I'm also prescribed htz 25mg. Is it ok to half the htz and just take it when needed? Dr. hasn't said.

I assume BP issues?: Atenolol slows heart rate and decr BP, but only lasts 18-20 hours. So in early evening you may have less effect. HTZ works best if there is edema. Unclear why you take 1:30am. Atenolol may work better as 12.5mgs 2X a day. I cannot say how much HTZ you need, but half is still a dose, but you need to see if your BP is controlled. Discuss with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Take 25 mg of atenolol day. I've decided to stop it, been taking ever other day past 4 days. Should I start breaking dose half. Or just keep doing this?

Take 25 mg of atenolol day. I've decided to stop it, been taking ever other day past 4 days. Should I start breaking dose half. Or just keep doing this?

Why take it?: I guess it depends on why this was prescribed for you in the first place! My guess it was for palpitations and not organic heart disease! If this is the case then stop the medicine at this point, if you have significant symptoms such as fainting, chest pain then please go to the hospital or contact the physician who gave this drug to you in the first place! ...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?

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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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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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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Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg while on atenolol 25mg?

Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg while on atenolol 25mg?

Sedoxil: You can, but sedoxil can cause a further drop in your blood presssure. Careful monitoring by your internist is suggested ...Read more

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Is it better to take. Atenolol before bed in the morning?

Is it better to take. Atenolol before bed in the morning?

Bedtime: I generally recommend that my patients take their beta blocker meds (atenolol is a beta blocker) before bed to minimize side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take mexazolam 1mg while taking atenolol 25mg?

What drug do you: Mean? I am not aware of a drug in the US as Mexazolam
There is a drug called midazolam that is used mostly for sedation and preop cases. Are you using this drug for anxiety or sleep? There is probably not a problem with this together but it is not common to be taking this and use of this drug shoudl be reevaluated.
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Is it safe to take sedoxil 1mg as I am on 25mg of atenolol daily?

Should be but: Sedoxil can lower BP. As can atenolol. So check your BP after to make sure it is safe. Stop if you feel lightheaded. I would also suggest that a young person like you should try relaxation methods rather than take benzodiazepines for anxiety. They are very addictive. Good luck and please see you doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a 25 mmg of atenolol a few hours after having a drink?

Is it ok to take a 25 mmg of atenolol a few hours after having a drink?

Unlike several other: Beta blockers, Atenolol has little or no metabolism by the liver. It is primarily metabolized in the kidney. Alcohol should not have any effect on it. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Tenormin (Definition)

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