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Can atenolol intensify anxiety? Also cause heart thumping?

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Dr. James Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not typical

Beta-blockers, such as atenolol will generally decrease heart thumping sensation, and are often used to treat anxiety such as stage-fright, test anxiety, etc.
It is possible, however, to have an unusual reaction that is specific to you.

In brief: Not typical

Beta-blockers, such as atenolol will generally decrease heart thumping sensation, and are often used to treat anxiety such as stage-fright, test anxiety, etc.
It is possible, however, to have an unusual reaction that is specific to you.
Dr. James Chapman
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Yes

Those are not the most common side effects, but they are listed as known to occur. If you ever experience side effects from a prescribed medication, advise them of it and request an alternative or a really good reason for continuing.
If you are not satisfied - keep hunting for other treatment strategies. Sometimes it is worth it, but if not, don't suffer from what's intended to help. Good luck!

In brief: Yes

Those are not the most common side effects, but they are listed as known to occur. If you ever experience side effects from a prescribed medication, advise them of it and request an alternative or a really good reason for continuing.
If you are not satisfied - keep hunting for other treatment strategies. Sometimes it is worth it, but if not, don't suffer from what's intended to help. Good luck!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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