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

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Dr. Michael Moran
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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