drop the atenolol but keep taking the lorsartan which is the meds that causes all the awful side effects like confusion, lightheadedness, weak or irregular heartbeat, feeling flushed , pounding heart, etc. etc. Doesn't make sense to me.
Had losartan 100mg hctz25mg added to 25mg atenolol. pulse very low and bp dropped low. Dr. says to?
- 19 Sep 2011 by palm tree
- 20 Sep 2011
- cardiac arrhythmia, atenolol, losartan, side effect, confusion, heart
Added 19 Sep 2011:
I have been on atenolol for about 8 yrs with no problem.
No, it doesnt make sense AND you cant just quit taking Atenolol cold turkey-you have to be weaned off it. Double check with the Dr. Let him know that it is the Losartan you have had trouble tolerating, not the Atenolol, and also point out to him that you have heard that a beta blocker like Atenolol, should not be stopped cold turkey, that you must wean off. You might want to get a second opinion from another Dr.
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