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Can Atenolol change your Glucose levels?

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Anonymous 10 Aug 2009

Atenolol doesn't actually change glucose levels but should be used with caution in diabetes patients because it may hide signs of low blood sugar such as a rapid heartbeat. Other symptoms, such as sweating, may still occur.

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...Atenolol tablet, USP, should be used with caution in diabetic patients if a beta-blocking agent is required. Beta-blockers may mask tachycardia occurring with hypoglycemia, but other manifestations such as dizziness and sweating may not be significantly affected. At recommended doses Atenolol tablet, USP, does not potentiate insulin-induced hypoglycemia and, unlike nonselective beta-blockers, does not delay recovery of blood glucose to normal levels...

suzanne66 10 Aug 2009

Atenolol does not change your glucose level but it can mask the early warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). It should be used with caution.

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