Night sweats are not a typical side effect of Atenolol.
Atenolol is a medication used to treat various conditions of the heart and blood vessels.
You can take atenolol either with or without food, but try to take your doses at the same time of day each day as this will help you to remember to take it regularly.
Your doctor may advise you to stop taking atenolol for 24 hours before surgery. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. When long-term beta-blocker therapy particularly with ischemic heart disease is discontinued, dosage should be gradually reduced over 1-2 weeks with careful monitoring.
Beta-blockers may exacerbate the rebound hypertension, which can follow the withdrawal of clonidine. If angina worsens markedly or acute coronary insufficiency develops, beta-blocker administration should be promptly reinitiated, at least temporarily in addition to other measures appropriate for unstable angina.
Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
If you get warning symptoms that you might faint, such as feeling dizzy, lightheaded, sick or sweaty, you should lie down or sit down with your head between your legs until the symptoms pass.
This drug should be used with extreme caution and only as monotherapy.
Kidney disease can cause your body to process drugs more slowly.
If either one of these numbers is low, your blood pressure would be considered lower than normal. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again.
The atenolol is keeping your blood pressure from being high constantly, but for some reason, the blood pressure sometimes does spike even while on the atenolol. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar level regularly and report any changes to your doctor.