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A 26-year-old male asked:

Does tenormin (atenolol) have any long term side effects ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atenolol: Tenormin(atenolol)has been used for many years now. The only long term effect which has arisen is a possibility that beta blockers, it's drug family, may decrease tolerance to glucose. This has also recently been reported with statins. We don't know the significance of this yet or if its real.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

I also know there's common side effects of tenormin (atenolol). What are they?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many, generally mild: Slow heart rate, worsening of heart failure, potentiation of asthma and hypokalemia and low blood sugar. Fatigue, sexual dysfunction are probably overstated. May have withdrawal if stopped suddenly. Potential for mild weight gain.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

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Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Not usually: You may notice that it's a little more difficult to perform high-intensity exercise, because it will make it very difficult for your heart to greatly increase it's rate. Some men have complained of some erectile dysfunction, as well. None of these are permanent, though. They will go away when the medicine is discontinued. Hope this helps!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Problems after long term use of atenolol?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Atenolol: Most people have no problems with chronic use of atenolol.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are a common side effects of tenormin (atenolol). Should I take something else?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many, generally mild: Slow heart rate, worsening of heart failure, potentiation of asthma and hypokalemia and low blood sugar. Fatigue, sexual dysfunction are probably overstated. May have withdrawal if stopped suddenly. Potential for mild weight gain. Despite all these, Tenormin (atenolol) is usually well tolerated.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long do side effects from atenolol last?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Side effect: As long as you can tolerate it. Many time you get over the side effect. Very important to tell doctor so md can asses and give advice

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