Susan, Atenolol, for people at least, is a good "first" drug to use for
blood pressure. Blood pressure/heart meds strive to make the heart pump
the blood easier throughout the body. Different bp/heart meds act on
different symptoms also. For instance many use calcium channel blockers
for angina pain. While on atenolol I was extremely tired. My legs felt
so weak it was an effort to walk anywhere or do anything. This is one of
the reported side affects of atenolol. The reason the dr. took me off it
was cause my heart rate dropped down to 42. If I were an athlete in
excellent condition that might be okay. Believe me...I'm not an athlete!
This might also have been why I was so tired. So it's good that your
cat is moving around. It's obviously not affecting him like it did me.
I'm glad it's perking him up. Just remember, if necessary to stop, wean
him off it.
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