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Dizziness and breathlessness after taking tenolol 12.5 and walking. Cause?

hi am Bwaani Lubaba from Zambia africa. I am taking Tenolol-12.5. i take 1 pill per day, i took my 7th pill yesturday and i think i have 21 more pills to go. Anyway yesturday in the morning i was feeling great so i took a couple of walks seeing friends at the end of the day late afternoon i started feeling dizzy and out of breath and this continued through out the night. Its only now my breath seems to be back but am still feeling dizzy
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Hello Bwaani Lubaba
Presuming you were diagnosed with hypertension and prescribed atenolol. B blockers are not prescribed as the first line drug of treatment. it can cause hypotension particularly in patients whose BP differs in erect position from lying down position( orthostatic hypotension), it can precipitate attacks of asthma in known asthmatics and can lower the pulse rate. You need to get back to your GP and get your BP, Pulse rate checked in order to continue with the medication. You can be changed to other better first line medication. I hope I have clarified your doubt.
Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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