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How does a person 'taper' off atenolol?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Gradually...

Perhaps you can take half the dose for a week, half of a half for another week and then stop.
However the best person to decide how is your doctor who knows you best.

In brief: Gradually...

Perhaps you can take half the dose for a week, half of a half for another week and then stop.
However the best person to decide how is your doctor who knows you best.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slowly

Generally recommended to taper betablockers.
Atenolol 50 mg to 25 mg for a few days, then discontinue. If you are going to take another betablocker, you do not have to taper.

In brief: Slowly

Generally recommended to taper betablockers.
Atenolol 50 mg to 25 mg for a few days, then discontinue. If you are going to take another betablocker, you do not have to taper.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
depends on how long you have been on it but DO NOT take it every other day. Either you decrease it down to 12.5 and stop or just stop.
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