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Can Atenol cause side affects to other organs

  I am concerned what effects long term taking of this medication, i.e. 10 years.
by E. FRY. in Australia, 11/20/2006

Atenolol dosage

They give the drug of Atenolol to reduce your heart rate when you go in for a heart scan on the 64 slice scanner. What is the dosage they use? What is an exaggerated dose of Atenolol over a 3 hour period?
by Alice Noble in Bucyrus, KS, 01/13/2007

Nagging Cough

I am taking 50mg of Atenolol. I was also taking Lisinopril/HCTZ 10-12.5mg tab. Now I have developed a nagging cough. My doctor has told me to stop taking the Lisinophril. The cough has gotten a little better, but I still cough. Is it safe to continue ...
by Annette Morris in Stockbridge, GA, 05/30/2007

Drug Interactions

I take Atenol, today a friend told me that her doctor said, not to take lortidine and atenol at the same time. It is allergy season here and I am taking both. Please advise. Thank you
by Deb in Sacramento, CA, 09/20/2006

Atenolol Frequency of Dosage

My 94 year old mother takes Atenolol for her high blood pressure and heart. She is currently taking 50mg in the morning (around 7:30am), 25mg 8 hours later in the afternoon (around 3:30pm), and 25 mg at night (10 to 11:30pm). The spacing was started w...
by Anne in Tigard, Oregon, 07/22/2006

Atenolol (Tenormin)
(ah- TEN-oh-lohl)
Pregnancy Category: C Apo-Atenol Dom-Atenolol Gen-Atenolol Med-Atenolol Novo-Atenol Nu-Atenol Scheinpharm Atenolol Taro-Atenolol Tenolin Tenormin (Rx)

Classification: Beta-adrenergic blocking agent

See Also: See also Beta-Adrenergic Blocking Agents.

Action/Kinetics: Predominantly beta-1 blocking activity. Has no membrane stabilizing activity or intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. Low lipid solubility. Peak blood levels: 2-4 hr. t 1/2: 6-9 hr. 50% eliminated unchanged in the feces.

Uses: Hypertension (either alone or with other antihypertensives such as thiazide diuretics). Angina pectoris due to hypertension, coronary atherosclerosis, and AMI. Investigational: Prophylaxis of migraine, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, situational anxiety, ventricular arrhythmias, prophylactically to reduce incidence of supraventricular arrhythmias in coronary artery bypass surgery.

Special Concerns: Dosage not established in children.

How Supplied: Injection: 0.5 mg/mL; Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg

?Tablets Hypertension.
Initial: 50 mg/day, either alone or with diuretics; if response is inadequate, 100 mg/day. Doses higher than 100 mg/day will not produce further beneficial effects. Maximum effects usually seen within 1-2 weeks.
Initial: 50 mg/day; if maximum response is not seen in 1 week, increase dose to 100 mg/day (some clients require 200 mg/day).
Alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
50-100 mg/day.
Prophylaxis of migraine.
50-100 mg/day.
Ventricular arrhythmias.
50-100 mg/day.
Prior to coronary artery bypass surgery.
50 mg/day started 72 hr prior to surgery.
Adjust dosage in cases of renal failure to 50 mg/day if creatinine clearance is 15-35 mL/min/1.73 m 2 and to 50 mg every other day if creatinine clearance is less than 15 mL/min/1.73 m 2.
?IV Acute myocardial infarction.
Initial: 5 mg over 5 min followed by a second 5-mg dose 10 min later. Begin treatment as soon as possible after client arrives at the hospital. In clients who tolerate the full 10-mg dose, give a 50-mg tablet 10 min after the last IV dose followed by another 50-mg dose 12 hr later. Then, 100 mg/day or 50 mg b.i.d. for 6-9 days (or until discharge from the hospital).

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Jordan Dixon, sacramento, cal - 08/16/2008

The last few weeks my sister's blood pressure has been out of control. A stress test has been performed and so has a 2 hour test for her heart. The tests were fine. She is also on Capitrol and just started on hydrochorot. There is nothing that seems to be helping bring down her blood pressure.


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Tom, NORTON OHIO - 06/13/2008

The longterm side effects of this medication has impacted me tremendously and changed my life. I now have a pacemaker as a result of this medication.