Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby caryn » Sat Sep 14, 638926 2:35 pm

A lot of our posters have also breastfed on atenolol, FWIW. Let us know how your appointment goes!

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby ashesashie » Tue Sep 03, 638926 12:01 pm

Rosalinda. Thanks for checking in on me, I put an edit on the first post telling more. After that I didn't wind up taking a second dose until Sunday morning because it stayed down for that long (the first dose was Friday night). I only took 50 mg Sunday morning. I will not take more until my bp starts rising again. I see the doc tomorrow. Also, after doing some reading I am gonna ask my doc to switch me to one of the three beta blockers that are approved for breastfeeding by the american academy of pediatrics: labelatol, metaprolol, and propranolol. It would make me feel a whole lot better to only have to worry about its effect on me and not baby too.

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby rosalinda » Tue Sep 03, 638926 1:02 am

Just wanted to see how it was going with your Atenolol? Did you take the 100mg?

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby ashesashie » Sun Aug 11, 638926 8:34 pm

I called and asked, the office says the doc does indeed want me on that dose....the only thing I can figure is that I read it can be used to treat angina also..I told the doc about chest pain today so maybe that is the reason for a high dose?? How long does it take for meds to reach their maximum effectivness? I want to know when to watch for my bp going too low...

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby preemomof2 » Sun Aug 11, 638926 8:22 pm

Certainly call your doc, you know they arent perfect and typos happen.

Im on 25mg once a day

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Re : Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby rosalinda » Sun Aug 11, 638926 2:20 pm

wow 100mg twice a day...that is indeed a high dose (according to me). I'm on 12.5mg once a day now. But my pre-pregnancy hypertension was well controlled on only 25mg.

I would suggest you talk to your doctor about starting on 25mg, and adding more if you do need it. with a bp of 154/96, it doesn't seem to me like you would need a lot to control it (in my non MD opinion).

As far as I know Atenolol is safe for breastfeeding, but may cause some bradycardia in the baby....so that is why I would suggest starting with a lower dose.

Good luck, and I hope you get this straightened out soon.

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Atenolol anyone? Kinda freaking out..

Postby ashesashie » Sun Aug 11, 638926 11:42 am

So, as I recently posted, I had my baby boy on March 29th. At my post op check up today my BP was still high (154/96). My doc put me on 100 mg Atenolol twice a day. The pharmacist said this was a high dose. Anyone else put on a dose like this? Should I be concerned about breastfeeding at this dose?

Edit: I took my first dose of 100 mg last night, my blood pressure got down to 105/65 and my heartrate 61 (it was running in the 120s) Also I was SOOOOO tired all day. This scared me and I decided not to take the second dose this morning. My bp has stayed down all day long, the highest it has gotten is 130/70. I am thinking of taking only 50 mg tonight. Any thoughts ladies. I for sure will be discussing this with my doc on monday, but until then I am kinda at a loss. What do you think?


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