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Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but i need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Atenolol

Try atenolol - 12.
5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap!

In brief: Atenolol

Try atenolol - 12.
5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap!
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