Atenolol - can I have an occasional wine or beer while taking this medication? I really miss it?
- 15 Jan 2012 by mrshdrle
- atenolol, wine, medication
I just started it about 3 weeks ago. I take my bp just before I take my 1/2 pill of 25mg and it's usually in the mid to high 130s/80s, but if I take it within 30 min. my rate is back down to the 120s/70-80s. I would like to enjoy a glass of wine, but am concerned about "feeling wierd" or getting sick.
15 Jan 2012
Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking atenolol.
All the best,
16 Jan 2012
I too take high BP meds & a glass of wine or a pint of beer, as long as you restrict an occasional glass of wine or maybe a pint of beer, you should be fine.
Take care, best wishes!
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