Common "Atenolol" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have a history of angina. Is stopping Atenolol 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 even...  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 Inda...  Read Full »

I am suffering from dizziness and low BP. Shall I continue Atenolol 50 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on medication Atenolol 50 mg for the last two 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 fi...  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 fee...  Read Full »

After taking Atenolol, I feel dizzy and tired. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on Atenolol for the past six years. I was prescribed this for a high heart rate. It worked well the first five years. But, from the last year, it has ruined my life. I have no energy. I get light headed and dizzy. I am on 100 mg a day. I am not sure what to do.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is probably Atenolol-induced low heart rate and blood pressure. First, you need to get your blood pressure and pulse rate checked. You should buy an electronic BP apparatus which shows both blood pressure and pulse rate or else you could get it checked from a nea...  Read Full »

My blood pressure remains high despite medication. Why?

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 »

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 »

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 mmHg was the blood pressure 55 to 60 bpm was the pulse rate. I have a good blood pressure monitor, and I take readings thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So the problem you mentioned are two, High blood pressure and Heart rate. For BP (blood pressure), 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 ma...  Read Full »

Does prolonged use of calcium channel blockers cause palpitations?

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

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, 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 more relaxed and better. 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 beats per minute. I would be very grateful for your...  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 morning wi...  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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