Atenolol is a drug used to treat angina (a type of chest pain), high blood pressure (hypertension), and to reduce the risk of death of a heart attack. It belongs to the group called beta-blockers. It is also used to treat certain heart arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and prevention of migraine.

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My doctor recommended stopping the tablet Atenolol I have been taking for blood pressure. But, with my history of angina, is stopping this drug safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old female, and my current medications are as follows. Atorvastatin 20 mg 1 tablet in the evening. Sandoz Perindopril and Indapamide 4 mg/1.25 mg 1 tablet in the morning. Dexilant 30 mg 1 tablet and Calcite D 500 mg - 400 UI in the morning. Riva Atenolol 50 mg in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your blood pressure is elevated despite being on these two medicines. So, it would be best if you had the addition or dose escalation in the existing medicine. So, I agree with increasing the dose of Perindopril I...  Read Full »

Can I take Atenolol 50 mg even if I have dizziness and low BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last 2 years. Nowadays, I am going through low blood pressure. Yesterday, my blood pressure was 115/65 mmHg. I am also having dizziness. I had gone through dizziness and low blood pressure of 110/65 mmHg last month and it remained for four to five...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to ask a few questions. Do you ever complain of chest pain associated with palpitation? Is there any family history of heart disease?Since how long you are taking Atenolol? Do have complained of shortness of breath or edema over legs and...  Read Full »

How to lower blood pressure? I am a chronic high BP patient and taking Amlodipine and Atenolol

Query: Dear Doctor, I am a chronic High BP patient since 1998. Taking medications Amlodipine 5mg and Atenolol 50mg (AMLO Press-AT). Now the BP reading shows as 160/120. How to lower the blood pressure?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are a case of chronic hypertension, you must regularly get your blood pressure checked from a local doctor and the dose needs to be adjusted accordingly either to increase or decrease. Investigations:- Routine investigations must be done including blood sugar,...  Read Full »

Does prolonged use of calcium channel blockers cause palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with high BP (160/105) one year ago with HR above 100. Current BP is normal (115/78 this morning), HR is 40 to 48 during sleep, 48 to 55 at rest. HR increased to 130 only when exercising. Now no longer drinking alcohol for the past one year and has lost 15 kg since d...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am very concerned and can well understand your worries. I appreciate you lost weight and have also started exercising for a month now. I would add here, you want to keep the good work up just like that, and most probably you would feel much relaxed and better. Well, ...  Read Full »

What causes hands and the skin above the eyes to swell in a geriatric patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My 94-year-old mother's hand is swollen, along with the skin above her eye. Her cheeks are reddish, but she has no pain. What is the cause and treatment of these symptoms?  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is she diabetic or hypertensive? Does she have any thyroid or liver or renal issues? Any drug history or drug allergies? Does she have a history of Atopy or allergies? Any history of injury or cardiovascular disease? Any surgical history? Please answer the questions fo...  Read Full »

What causes fast heartbeat and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having fast heartbeat and severe chest pain. When I consulted a doctor, he prescribed Atenolol for me. It relieved the pain for some time, but now it continues. There are no further investigations. The onset is sudden and for the past six months, I am having severe chest pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned your smoking habits. Smoking is a sole risk factor for all cardiac diseases. You were on Atenolol for hypertension. You have neither mentioned the BP nor the dose of Atenolol. Chest pain for six months cannot be overlooked. Is your pain dull aching...  Read Full »

Why do I still feel like passing out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism before 1.5 years. Currently, I am on Thyroxine 75 mcg and Aten 25. Still, I have the symptom of passing out feeling. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to have some more information. When was your last FT4 and TSH levels checked? What do you feel exactly? Is there any generalized weakness or giddiness? Do you have an inability to tolerate cold? Please let me know the answers to discuss further. Revert back w...  Read Full »

In a hypertensive patient, how to manage a sudden fall in BP?

Query: Hi doctor, Since two years my mom is taking Atenolol for hypertension. Her dose is 50 mg per day which she eats half in the morning and half at night. About a week ago, her blood pressure became low and today it was 104/65 mmHg and pulse rate is 51. I would be very grateful for your help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have carefully worked through your case and want to assure that I will manage your mother's case. It sometimes happens with hypertensive patients and we need to adjust dosage time to time. She should take only 25 mg Atenolol or half the tablet of 50 mg in the ...  Read Full »

My BP and heart rate values are fluctuating even after having medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, For three years, I have been taking 12.5 mg of Atenolol and 80 mg of Diovan to control blood pressure. Readings over the years have been good and average. 120/60 was the blood pressure 55 to 60 was the pulse rate. I have a good blood pressure monitor, and I take readings three to four...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So the problem you mentioned are two 1. High blood pressure and 2. Heart rate 1. For BP, continue Diovan (Valsartan) 80 mg. Regarding Atenolol, it does not has many effects on BP, but has an effect of lowering heart rate. If your BP remains elevated, you may increase t...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some medicines for maintaining sugar levels and blood pressure.

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with BP and diabetes. I am taking Diamicron 60 mg, Amaryl 2 mg, Adalat 20 mg, and Atenolol 50 mg daily. I am experiencing ED for more than a year now. What should I need to do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are taking these medications in the wrong order. Both Diamicron (Gliclazide) and Amaryl (Glimepiride) belong to the same class. It should never be taken together, and it can cause hypoglycemia. Please explain about the experience with Glucophage (attachment removed ...  Read Full »

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