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I have a prescription for 50 mg of Atenolol. I feel like my heart is racing

I have a prescription for 50 mg of Atenolol. I have high blood pressure and I am supposed to take one a day but I forgot I had taken one this morning and just took a second one. So I have taken 100 mg. How bad is this overdose? I just checked my blood pressure and it is 110 over 68. I googled Atenolol overdose and some of the websites said loss of life, but I am not sure how bad of an overdose they are talking about. Is this serious? Please help! I am starting to feel dizzy, and I feel like my heart is racing.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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You're feeling dizzy because you're starting to panic. Relax and breathe. 2 Atenolol is NOT an overdose, it is just you took a little too much. It will take time for your body to clear it. In the meantime, rest, relax and drink fluids. Your current pressure is completely normal. Try only taking your medication at a certain time each day, this way you'll know you took it and won't take any more.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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