Does atenolol have an effect on calcium metabolism?

P. W.G. Brown, J. A.C. Buckels, A. B. Jain, P. Mc Master

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Hypercalcaemia is often an incidental finding during biochemical investigation, being found in 1. 1% of the general population 1 and 3-6% of patients in hospital. 2 The most common cause is primary hyperparathyroidism. Ten per cent of patients with sarcoidosis have hypercalcaemia, but hypercalciuria is much more common. 3 It is therefore possible that β antagonists may be given to some patients with unsuspected disturbances in their calcium metabolism. I report on the effects of the β 1 antagonist atenolol on the calcium balance of two patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1324-1325
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Medical Journal (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number6583
StatePublished - May 23 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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