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I'm a 49 yr old male and have been taking 25mg of atenolol for about 2 yrs. I'd like to stop taking this medication. What is the best way to taper off?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Probably just stop

Atenolol 25 mg is a very very small dose.
...and as such you could simply discontinue it. No need to taper it. However, depending on why you were started it on it is more important. If it was for BP, then make sure you monitor BP for a few weeks after stopping. If started for tachycardia, then you might feel your resting heart rate creep up a bit as your body recaliberates.

In brief: Probably just stop

Atenolol 25 mg is a very very small dose.
...and as such you could simply discontinue it. No need to taper it. However, depending on why you were started it on it is more important. If it was for BP, then make sure you monitor BP for a few weeks after stopping. If started for tachycardia, then you might feel your resting heart rate creep up a bit as your body recaliberates.
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Atenolol

You don't have to taper it off

In brief: Atenolol

You don't have to taper it off
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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