How Long Does Atenolol Stay in Your System?
- 17 Sep 2013 by ghalll
- 11 April 2014
The elimination half-life of atenolol is approximately 6 to 7 hours, meaning that plasma levels are reduced by half every 6 to 7 hours.
It usually takes around 5 half lives for a drug to be out of your system ie. 7 x 5 = 35 hours.
You can expect most of the atenolol to be out of your system after 35 hours.
If you have poor kidney function then elimination is significantly affected. Age, health, duration on medicine etc all affect this too.
Atenolol/cardol is bioaccumulative.It took six months to eliminate and for the extensive side effects to go away. I am not certain that there is not lingering renal, cardiac and or gastric damage. I did have an unintentional high dose over a prolonged period.
- Atenolol Information for Consumers
- Atenolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atenolol (detailed)
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