1 doctor weighed in:

Is 12.5 mg atenolol bid a good dose to keep a heart rate down below 100 beats/min at night?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology

In brief: Starting dose

Total of 25 mg in divided doses is a good starting dose.
Can go up to 100mg a day. Are you having dizziness after atenolol started? I like the combination with a diuretic. Remember that lifestyle changes like weight reduction, exercise, low sodium/high potassium and magnesium/low fat diet, stop smoking and stress reduction technique can reduce your BP too. If hr high you may need to increase dose.

In brief: Starting dose

Total of 25 mg in divided doses is a good starting dose.
Can go up to 100mg a day. Are you having dizziness after atenolol started? I like the combination with a diuretic. Remember that lifestyle changes like weight reduction, exercise, low sodium/high potassium and magnesium/low fat diet, stop smoking and stress reduction technique can reduce your BP too. If hr high you may need to increase dose.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors