... why or if this only refers to pre-surgery conditions. Can anyone please explain. Thanks.
Using a beta blocker such as Atenolol in a patient with an undiagnosed pheochromocytoma can make the patients blood pressure worse.
Once the condition is diagnosed treatment often involves surgery.
However drugs including beta blockers may be given before hand to control the tumors secretions and other symptoms.
- Atenolol Information for Consumers
- Atenolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Atenolol (detailed)
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