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Is it safe to take Tylenol while taking Atenolol?
I take atenolol for PSVT, they're little 25mg pills. I've never taken tylenol while on this medication before. The last time I was on atenolol I was only 12, now I'm 15. I have a fever and I'm not too sure if I can take tylenol and still take my atenolol later at my usual hour.
Jackie Kills.
  Your best (and safest) bet would be to ask a pharmacist if there are any interactions listed between the drugs you're wanting to take. Doctors and pharmacists both have access to a database of drug and supplement interactions and they can tell you quickly if you can safely take them together or not.... anyone here will just have a best guess from searching on the internet (which isn't always accurate, as we all know) ;-)
I don't personally imagine there would be a problem, but I don't have access to that database either... I would give them a quick call and ask. even points out that their list of drug interactions is "not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with atenolol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use."
Good luck and I hope I helped!
Atenolol VS Enalapril Maleate?
I had 25mg of Atenolol for around 4 year.
Utill recently I have some heart racing during office our(Sitting).
Then then doctor change the medicine to Enalapril Maleate(Renitec).
Taken for around 2 weeks.
I read that Enalapril Maleate(5mg) may cause RENAL will Atenolol do so.

25mg of Atenolol VS Enalapril Maleate(5mg) which one is better if consider side effect and safe for prolong use?
Andy A
  I'm assuming you are on these drugs for high blood pressure.

Both drugs have a strong evidence base supporting their use as blood pressure lowering agents and many years of wider clinical experience. Recently however, a trial called ASCOT suggested that a blood pressure lowering regimen based on an ACE inhibitor (like enalapril) was more effective in reducing the risk of some cardiovascular complications long term (mainly stroke).

ACE inhibitors are the BP lowering treatment of choice in some groups, including diabetics and those at high cardiovascular risk. Beta-blockers still have a role and any patients already on beta-blockers, whos BP is now well controlled should probably stay on them since BP control is the optimal goal.

ACE inhibitors are very well tolerated drugs. Approximately 10% of patients will develop a troublesome dry cough and around 20% may have a temporary reduction in renal function (kidney function) which is often transient and simply requires close monitoring. There is a huge evidence base supporting the use of ACE inhibitors for BP and other cardiovascular conditions.

I hope this helps....
Heart Doc
How long does atenolol stay in your body?
how long does atenolol stay in you system after taking it like how long till its not doing its job and not flowing through you
not alcohol ...atenolol the medication its a beta blocker
  The plasma half-life of atenolol is about 6 hours but this may rise in severe renal impairment since the kidney is the major route of elimination.
Half-life means that half of the drug in circulation gets excreted in 6 hours. Half of the remaining drug gets excreted in another 6 hours and so on. Usually 5 half lives is taken as the washout period of the drug from circulation.
What Toprol XL Dosage Is Equivilant To 100mg Atenolol Daily?
i take 50mg of atenolol once in the morning and once at night for 100mg total daily i wanna bring up to my dr maybe going back to toprol xl but trying that in a higer dose i would like to know what toprol xl dose is equviliant to what i am taking now of atenolol
  If you are taking atenolol 50mg bid then you need to take toprol xl 100mg daily..toprol xl is long acting beta blocker.toprol and atenolol are 2 different beta blocker hardly completely equviliant.atenolol 100mg daily is maxium dosage and toprol can upto 450mg daily.
Is Atenolol causing the tingling feeling in my hand?
I take Atenolol to manage Essential (Familial) Tremors and recently the base of my right hand, two fingers and some of my forearm have been feeling like their falling asleep. At first I thought I'd been leaning on my desk the wrong way but the feeling is constant rather than appearing when I'm only at my desk. Is the Atenolol causing this? If so should I talk to my doctor?
I'm not diabetic and the only other medication I take is antihistamines.
if your on atenolol or inderal is it safe to drink coffee?
atenolol/inderal for anxiety and lowers my bp. seems the ACE doesn't work well for me.
Teddy H
  What dosage are you taking? It's not advisable to consume caffeine if you are taking a medication to assist with anxiety or blood pressure. In fact, Inderal/Atenolol lowers your blood pressure by decreasing your heart rate (acting on your beta receptors), thereby lowering your anxiety. Caffeine increases your hear rate and blood pressure, which in turn could increase your anxiety.

You should be able to consume decaffeinated coffee. Check with your physician to determine which food/drinks are safe for you to consume with your medication.

Good luck!
Is it safe to take an aspirin while on atenolol?
My doctor put me on atenolol to control my blood pressure. I take half a tablet before I go to bed. Is it ok to take an aspirin?
Colt M
  Many, many people who take all kinds of blood pressure medications also take a baby aspirin daily to protect their heart. If you do this, do not use additional aspirin for pain - too much aspirin can cause bleeding problems. You should have discussed this with your doctor who knows your risk factors and can ease your mind as to whether you need daily aspirin therapy or not.
SVT Occurrences while on Atenolol?
I have been diagnosed with SVT. I am on 75 mg of Atenolol daily (25 mg in the morning, and 50 mg at night). Also, I am on Cartia XT 240 mg for HPB. Occasionally, I get a "rush" feeling in my chest, followed by a hot flushing in my face, sweating, nausea, and light dizziness. Is this normal reaction for an SVT occurance? Should I still be having this even with the medication?
  Have your medications and physical reviewed.
How long do side effects from Atenolol (a beta blocker) last?
My husband was just started on Atenolol 50mg for Vasovagal Syncope, and is having reactions like diahrea, nausea, tiredness, dry eyes, etc. It says on the pamphlet these may occur, but it is enough to get him sent home from work. Does anyone have any info on this drug? Thanks!!
bunny h
  Hello there,
I have been taking Atenolol every day for the last 12 years since I had my first angioplasty. Luckily, I have had no side effects whatsoever. However, I was told at the time I was first prescribed it, that if I had any problems to let them know and they would give me an alternative beta blocker. Apparently there are several different drugs that can be used instead of Atenolol. Just ask your husband's cardiologist to put him on a different beta blocker..
•• TONY ••
Why won't my endocrinologist prescribe Indapamide with my Atenolol? I've taken both for 20 yrs.?
I'm looking for a new Dr. and seeing endocr. in meantime. This is an expiring prescription from my previous doctor but I've taken both Atenolol and Indapamide for 20 yrs. It was originally prescribed by a cardiologist when I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
helen barr
  Do you have an MD? if not id listen to the professionals
Is there a difference between Toprol XL and Atenolol ?
This may sound like a stupid question but just out of curiousity does anyone know if someone taking Atenolol 50mg can take half of a Toprol XL100mg tablet in substitute for a day or two.
If not what are the differences of the two medicines because a friend told me that they both work the same way.
Thanks in advanced
  The answer given above is incorrect. Atenolol is NOT the generic form of Toprol XL. The generic form of Toprol and Toprol XL is lopressor. Atenolol is the generic form of Tenormin. Atenolol and lopressor are both a class of drugs known as beta blockers. However, they are NOT the same drugs. So they are not interchangeable on a milligram per milligram basis.
The following is from
"Atenolol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), used to treat chest pain (angina pectoris) related to coronary artery disease, and is also useful in slowing and regulating certain types of abnormally rapid heart rates (tachycardias). Other uses for atenolol include the prevention of migraine headaches and the treatment of certain types of tremors (familial or hereditary essential tremors)."

"Metoprolol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), used to treat chest pain (angina pectoris) related to coronary artery disease, and is also useful in slowing and regulating certain types of abnormally rapid heart rates (tachycardias). Other uses for Metoprolol include the prevention of migraine headaches and the treatment of certain types of tremors (familial or hereditary essential tremors)."

The descriptions are nearly identical. However, individuals may tolerate drug one better than another with fewer undesireable side effects.

I am a physician.
I have been on atenolol 100mg for about 7 years and I have been having the strangest nightmares?
So strange I am beginning to think they're real. I sat up turned my bedside lamp on and watched a pink circle of something get sucked into my ceiling and I have had this sighting twice along with static looking orbs that virbrate and then disappear. I don't believe in ghosts and I am boiling it down to the meds. Has anyone else on atenolol experience this or something like this?
Thank you to everyone that answered my question.
  Hi Tee
Absolutely - atenolol is very guilty of causing vivid dreams.
I used to take it and the effect was spectacular sometimes. Nearly all beta blocker drugs are prone to doing that but atenolol is probably the worst of them.

I guess it depends on whether you enjoy having such vivid dreams or not but I'm sure if you talk to your doctor you could be switched onto another medication.

Hope this helps

You can read more about high blood pressure and about blood pressure medications on my website -
Gordon C
Age 47 male, Atenolol 50 lossarten potassium 50 , now BP 80/130 pulse 58 any suggestion please.?
My age is 47 . I taking atenolol 50mg in the morning and lossarten potassium in the evening for 1 year. My present BP is 80/130 pulse 58 bpm. My doctor suggested me to take atenolol 25mg+cardizem sr 90mg in the morning and lossarten potassium 50mg in the evening. What you think about it or any suggestion please.
Rafiqul Alam
I am changing from toprol xl to atenolol because of side effects. How will the transition be.?
I take toprol xl for Supraventricular Tachycardia
thnks for the input
cost is one issue
they are the same except atenolol does not cross the blood brain barrier like toprol. toprol disturbs sleep and causes bizarre dreams
  Both are of same group called Beta blockers. So both of them have almost same side effects. I don't know why your doctor is changing from one to other if there is a side effect for one.
Anyway if your doctor said so, then you can just stop the toprol and continue on atenolol at the dose your doctor adviced. As both are from same group it won't make any problem if you abruptly stop one and start on the other.
Does anyone know if taking the supplement fish oil is compatible with Atenolol?
I have arthritis. I was told that Chia seed could help me. But I did some research online and saw that Chia seed was not to be taken with blood thinning medication. That left me out cause I take Atenolol. I'm looking to take a supplement for the inflammation I'm suffering from in my joints.
Thanks for your imput.
  Yes, I take both every day.
Why would atenolol taken for tachycardia quit working as well after years of usage?
I have taken 100 mg of atenolol, a beta blocker for 12 years for tachycardia, a fast heartrate. Now it isn't working as well and I need to find out why?
  Atenolol is a B Blocker and it is used to treat hypertension and many other heart conditions such as tachycardia. The drug itself has not stopped working. Your condition may have aggravated requiring you to take a higher dose or to add an addition drug to sustain your heart rate. Main point of concern is that there are certain drugs that can decrease the effect of atenolol so its not up to its full potential. If you are taking any other drugs such as insulin or metfromin for diabetes please check the drug interaction. If not you can be prescribed another medicine for the tachycardia.
Atenolol, Tricor, Hyzaar 100/25, Metformin and Chantix. Are these ok to mix with each other?
The atenolol is for my heart, Tricor is for my triglycerides. Hyzaar for my blood pressure, Metformin for my diabetes and the Chantix is so I can quit smoking. I'm wondering if they have adverse reactions with one another.
Timmie B
  Tell your doctor about all your other medicines including prescription and nonprescription medicines, especially if you take:

- insulin
- asthma medicines
- blood thinners
How long does it take for my blood pressure medication (Atenolol)to start working??
My doc just gave me a prescription for Atenolol 50mg.Taken once a day.I just started this medication on Thursday but my blood pressure is still very high with no signs of decrease.Does this stuff take a while to start working or will my doc probably have to raise the dosage?Thanks.
lift&shift 101
  You can expect the full effect on blood pressure after about 1-2 weeks. However, the blood pressure lowering effect of atenolol is limited and most patients need more than one medication to effectively treat hypertension. So, you might need to add another medication to reach your goal.
When is the best time of day to take my BP meds?
I am on Norvasc (10mg), Cardura (2mg) and Atenolol/Chlorthal (50/25). I have been taking the Norvasc and Atenolol in the AM and the Cardura at night. However, I feel weak in the AM when I do this. BUT if I take all three at night, I feel fine in the AM. BUT is the best timing for these meds?
  your pharmacist is the best person to ask this question. He/she can tell you when and can ask what other meds you may be on. that is their job and they are anxious to answer any question you may have. Many times, the pharmacist is much more knowledgeable about this than your doctor will be.
My 41yr old sister is taking Abdominal Cuts supplements with perscription meds, aspirin,atenolol, and maxzide.?
My sister, she's 41 African American and 200lbs, and works out 3 times a weeks. She has 3 prescription's Aspirin 81mg, Maxzide 50/75mg, and Atenolol 50mg. Her Doctor said it was okay to take Abdominal Cuts by (Corr-Jensen Labs). She doesn't drink or smoke. I am worried. Is this product safe to take with her medication?
Divas AndD
  Sorry, this is one of those questions people don't want to touch with a ten-foot pole. Notice that nobody else has answered in a week? The reason is that this is a complex medical question and needs to be answered by a doctor -- in person. Even if a doctor were to read this question online, he wouldn't answer it in specific terms without seeing your sister face to face, reviewing her medical history, and probably doing a blood work-up.

In the meantime, while you're trying to figure out the answer to your question, it is best to assume it is unsafe to mix all of these together. From what I can gather here, her doctor has approved her using Abdominal Cuts, but not with the prescription drugs she's taking. Prescription drug taking will alter body chemistry in so many ways. Please encourage her to see her doctor soon if she wants to mix another product into this chemical soup. There are side effects any time you stir something else into the pot.

God bless your sister -- and you -- for helping her.
Is it true that long-term use of Tenormin causes Diabetes Mellitus?
A patient is thyro-toxic and hypertensive and taking Tenormin(Atenolol) since a long time. It is said that long-term use of Beta-Blockers like Atenolol may cause Diabetes Mellitus. To how much extent it is true or not?
  That would be very difficult to answer accurately as the main cause of high blood pressure is the same as the main cause of type two diabetes.... Poor diet/lack of exercise. So, how can you separate the lifestyle effects from the drug effects?
Mr. Peachy®
How do you manage a TypeII diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy, with no response2Carbamazepi?
The Patient is a 60+ years old lady who was diagnosed to be suffering from Diabetes during a routine clinical examination at a followup session to her otherwise well controlled Hypertension >30years, she had been on Atenolol and Nifedipine. Currently she is on Atenolol and Nimodipine. A trial at Physiotherapy, simple analgesics excersize has not helped much. Her major complains now burn like pain in the feet with greater concentration at the heels. She is on oral hypoglycaemics plus diet modification her blood sugar levels are good bet 4-7mMol/L
  For diabetic neuropathy as described, there are 2 main drugs:
Neurontin and Lyrica. Lyrica is a newer drug related to neurontin, but with fewer side effects. I'm not sure how they work. Another option is Cymbalta. It is an antidepressant that also happens to help with pain, including diabetic neuropathy.
If taking chlorthalidone and atenolol, should they always be taken together?
  Yes and No.... Atenolol can be taken alone.

It is also used in combination with other medications

Your provider gave you that combination for a reason based on medical concerns they have about you.

Atenolol and chlorthalidone are prescription medications used to treat heart problems.

Atenolol is a beta-blocker that acts to normalize the heartbeat to help lower blood pressure.

Atenolol is also used to treat angina by regulating the heartbeat.

Chlorthalidone helps to reduce water retention.

Atenolol and chlorthalidone are used together to help keep blood pressure down.
Are there long-term dangers in using atenolol and cozaar simultaneously?
Cato U
  Cozaar is losartan. Atenolol and losartan are often combined. Long term problems have to be monitored by a physician for any drug / combination, though no major ones are likely.
i am takeing atenolol and enalapril maleate both does that sound correct?
Edward D
  Yes...a good combination of a beta blocker and ACE inhibitor.
hi there ? i have questions? Currently Ezetimibe with attorvastatin is used to control LDL in particular and l
Currently Ezetimibe with attorvastatin is used to control LDL in particular and lipids in general. In my case, My Lp(a)is 55 while lipid range is normal. Is it necessary to add Ezetimibe to statin for Lp(a) in the drug regimen ? 2. Diruitic like Indapamide 1.5 SR or HCTZ 12.5 is contraindicated in person having high uric acid levels without gouty manifestations and on allopurinol 300 ? 4. What are the pssible options for me who is on amlodipine 10 mg Losartan 100 and Atenolol-100. Doctor wants me to delete Amlodipine because of pedal edema- Mild incompetent sapheno femoral junction. If Amlodipine is deleted, what are other options ? Does combinations of Ramipril 10 + Losartan 100 + Atenolol 100 take care of amlodipine ? I am male 50 hypertensive with obesity 105 kg. Non diabetic non smoker non alcoholic stricy vegitarian. Please guide. 5. Is Nicotinic Acid or Fenofibrate helpful in increasing HDL.? I am a brisk walker but unable to increase my HDL. I shall be obliged to receive your gu
  Omega 3 fish oil supplements
OATMEAL for breakfast everyday

These are all things you can do to help lower your cholesterol levels. Of course, you need to cut fat out of your diet. It is a lifestyle change. Good luck.
Yvette C
My mother is taking blood pressure pills. Sometimes she misses a day. Is this dangerous? What should I do?
she takes 50-25 mg Atenolol/chlorthalid (tenoretic) 1 per day in AM
  Missing one day dose of Tenoretic 50 is not a problem. However, hypertension medication is meant to be taken daily, so please make an effort to do so.

Do not double the dose to catch up!

Tomorrow just resume the normal routine of 1 per day in the AM.

Is it ok to take atenolol 50 mg daily at the same time taking simvastatin 40 mg daily to lower cholesterol?
Is it ok to take atenolol 50 mg daily at the same time taking simvastatin 40 mg daily to lower cholesterol?
glenn t
  i have been on both for more than six years now and no problems in fact a recent uk study has found that statins given to healthy people may prevent heart attacks and strokes your body needs both so keep taking them
william d
Migraines or headaches?
I have been having severe headaches since the beginning of April. These headaches usually last all day with little or no breaks inbetween. I noticed that when I get them my pupils dilate. I went to my opthamologist and he said my optic nerves had little damage to them and they were probably cluster headaches. I then went to my PCP - he started me on Prednisone for 7 days but there was no relief. Since then he's put me on Fioricet, Imitrex, Axert, Zomig, Tylenol #3, and Epidrin. None of these have given me any relief.

I went to a neurologist on Friday and he confirmed that they were not migraines. He said my symptoms were not typical of migraine behavior. Headaches last all day on my left side, no tearing or yellowing of eyes, no runny nose, but my hearing on the left sometimes goes out. He prescribed Naproxen and also ordered an MRI. He told me it could be something more serious.I have a lot of faith in this doctor as he has been voted one of the best in America since 1996
My question is: What could the more serious part be? Tumor, cancer, hemmorhage?
Also, do you think I'm doing everything possible or should I see another specialist?
I actually have been tested for allergies and I don't have any.

I forgot to mention the current meds that I take: Atenolol (for SVT), Colestid, and Nexium. I thought Atenolol would help the migraines as well but it doesn't. I'm also taking Compazine for nausea. Ever since these headaches started I have been naseaous and vomiting.
  You've done the smart thing in seeing more than one Dr. I have suffered cluster headaches for years, they usually hit once, maybe twice a year and they last for 4 to 6 weeks on the normal. They can get so bad that you find yourself pulling your hair, hitting your head and you don't even know that you are doing it. The MRI is a great start, and please, don't "barrow trouble" and get bogged down in the worst, I know that it's scarry. Contact the National Headache Foundation, you can find them on the net, and they will send you out a packet to track your headaches, keep a diary of when they occur, how long they last and what you've eaten or drank before the attack started. There is a list of foods that you need to go off of while suffering, like caffine, chocolate, red wine, some meats. I hope this helps and you get better, let us know how this works out for you! Best of luck.
what exactly does it do?
i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and they prescribed it but i was told it doesnt do anything for the thyroid. i'm going to an endocrinologist to get whatever i need for the thyroid but why the fuck am i taking this stuff then? it makes me dizzy and nauseous and i dont want to keep taking it if i dont have to.
Sarah Beth
  The thyroid gland does have an important role in regulating your blood pressure an heart rate.
Your hyperthyroidism can end up in excess secretion of thyroid hormone, which in turn can increase your blood pressure and heart rate.
Atenolol is given to counteract the negative effects generated by hyperthyroidism,not treat the thyroid gland. It basically falls into the group of drugs called beta blockers.
I doubt it can make u nauseous though, try an alternative blood pressure lowering therapy by asking your doctors about calcium channel or potassium channel blockers.


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