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Atenolol (Definition)

Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more


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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

Yes and no: Any medicine will have side effect.
some of the side effect are expected from the way the medicine supposed to work
beta blockers a class of medicine where atenolol belong, can cause BP to come down, and the heart rate to slow down, but again that is what the medicine is made for.
of course there is some reported unpleasant side effect specially for man, if it will effect the sexual performance. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of atenolol? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

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What are some side effects of atenolol? Can it cause tingling or joint/muscle pain over the long term?

Normalol: Also called atenolol, is a beta-blocker anti-hypertensive medication. Depression is reported as one of its side-effects, depending on dose. Other side-effects might include blurred vision, confusion, dizziness, sweating, wheezing, shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol last?

How long do side effects from atenolol last?

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 ...Read more

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Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

Any side effects from suddenly stopping atenolol?

YES: Suddenly stopping atenolol--a beta blocker--can cause a rebound tachycardia which is a sudden increase in your heart rate. Suddenly stopping this medication could lead to elevation of blood pressure. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

What side effects are associated with Tenormin (atenolol)?

Tenormin (atenolol): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/tenormin-side-effects. Html

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Side effects of tab atenolol for high BP?

Fatigue, low hr, ED: All BP meds can cause side effects. Atenolol is a good drug for BP but may cause low heart rate, fatigue, reduced exercise tolerance, erectile dysfunction. Don't stop it without talking to your doctor about an alternative. ...Read more

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How to quit from atenolol, without side effects?

Slowly: In general, any beta-blocker (like atenolol) needs to be tapered off gradually. How slowly depends on what you are taking it for, what other meds your are on, how long you have been on it, e.T.C. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

Few days (depends): Adverse effects of meds are related to their half life in your body. Long acting drugs, like atenolol, may take a few days to get out o your system. Buti may also depend on the side effect, concomitant medications, and other underlying conditions. ...Read more

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Switched from Tenormin to atenolol now I'm back to initial side effects. I'm lightheaded all day. BP is normal. Why is this? They are the same meds

They are at least: Bioequivalent, as atenolol is the generic form of Tenormin. They do contain different binders, which people can react to differently, so not everyone responds exactly the same. Realize that the side effects you report are commonly reported across all beta-blockers (the class of medications of atenolol/Tenormin). Review this with your doctor, as you may be better served with another class of med. ...Read more

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Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and prolong use?

Will take atenolol vs enalapril maleate-- which one is better wrt side effects and prolong use?

Blood pressure meds: It us difficult to compare one class if medications to another as the more important aspect is therapeutic effect to lower blood pressure is more important plus the side effects occur in a minority of patients who take any meds approved by fda. Otherwise the drugs would not be approved for use. ...Read more

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I've been on atenolol 8 months. 50mg per day. Sometimes I take a little more like 70mg and this causes me vertigo and depression. Why? Side effects?

Why taking more?: Taking more medicine that you area prescribed is NEVER a smart nor a good idea. Return to the provider who prescribed this medicine and be honest with them about the side efffects you're experiencing. Atenolol has many effects. As a beta blocker it affects heart rate and blood pressure both can lead to symptoms you might be having. ...Read more

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I was on Atenolol 50mg daily. Doctor switching me to Toprol (metoprolol) XL 25mg. Bad side effects with atenolol. Is this equivalent? What should I expect?

Resolution of sympto: STOP 2ND GUESSING EVERYTHING THAT UR DOCTOR DOES! I assume u explained what "bad side effect" atenolol was causing to ur doctor (there's no description here). I also assume the side effect was from low BP. Toprol (metoprolol) XL is a longer-acting pill (that's y "XL"). It's also @a lower equivalent dose. So it shdn't drop the BP as much, & lasts longer (wears off slower) so u shd be covered for the entire day. ...Read more

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I'm hypertensive on atenolol, plagerine and co-micardis. I'm weak, depressed and totally tired. Pls what can help with these side effects?

Side effects: Those medications definitely have side effects that include depression and fatigue. I would recommend looking for the cause of the hypertension and addressing that. Causes may include: stress (psychological or physical from an infection or illness), heavy metal toxicity, renal artery stenosis, or magnesium or other vitamin/mineral deficiency. ...Read more

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I have anxiety, experienced the hypertension/tachycardia side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir). If I take it with atenolol will it help, what should I look out for?

I have anxiety, experienced the hypertension/tachycardia side effects of valtrex (valacyclovir). If I take it with atenolol will it help, what should I look out for?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Is this long term or short term. Avoid beta blockers unless know what doing. We avoid atenolol as may increase aortic pressure. Really need consult physician to determine if you have hypertension and is it tachycardia. Lone atrial fibrillation may be culprittreated differently than other forms a. Fib. May not know have it. But unless prescribed avoid atenolol. In ur age group, beta blockers not. ...Read more

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My doctor wants to treat my hyperthyroidism with atenolol. I'm worried about the side effects. Is this a good treatment plan?

Hyperthyroid: Beta blockers are one of the treatment options for hyperthyroidism. It maintains the heart rate at acceptable levels and prevents tachycardia and the symptoms associated with it. (palpitations, light headedness, dizziness.). Inderal (propranolol) is often used for its additional effect of reducing the level of the active hormone. ...Read more

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I just started taking atenolol 12.5mg. BP and heart rate good. Feeling lightheaded all day. Doctor says these side effects are ok and temporary?

I just started taking atenolol 12.5mg. BP and heart rate good. Feeling lightheaded all day. Doctor says these side effects are ok and temporary?

Side effects: These symptoms are quite common with Atenolol. There is typically an "acclimation" phase for 1-2 weeks as your body adjusts to the medication. If the symptoms persist and are not tolerable, you may need to stop the medicine. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

A yeast infection is: Commonly in women and refers to a yeast overgrowth in the vagina. If you are referring to a fungal infection in the groin, you would treat that with a topical agent like Lotrimen which would have no bearing on QT issues. Oral agents would not be indicated and ZPack is for bacteria not fungus. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I take to overcome fatigue? ....Is there some herbal medicine w/o side effects? I am taking 200 mg sertraline, amlodipine & atenolol.

What can I take to overcome fatigue? ....Is there some herbal medicine w/o side effects? I am taking 200 mg sertraline, amlodipine & atenolol.

Look for cause: One needs to look for what's causing fatigue before looking for herbal or non herbal treaent, as it could be side effect of your medications, both amlodipine and Propranolol are known to do it. On the other hand anxiety or depression not treated fully can cause fatigue too. ...Read more

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Bad side effects on atenolol been on it two months 12.Mg. Can I just stop taking it? Dizzy, heart palps, insomnia, digestion issues. For tachycardia.

Bad side effects on atenolol been on it two months 12.Mg. Can I just stop taking it? Dizzy, heart palps, insomnia, digestion issues. For tachycardia.

Don't stop cold: But you can stop. Talk with the prescribing doctor if possible for guidance. Or, cut it by half for a week, then skip days or just go off it. The main worry would be rapid heart rate, but your dose is low and tapering should be okay. Best to have medical awareness though. Good luck. ...Read more

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Going from corgard (nadolol) 20mg to tenormin. What can I expect for side effects during the transition?

Going from corgard (nadolol) 20mg to tenormin. What can I expect for side effects during the transition?

BETABLOCKERS: Both are betablockers and I don't see any problem. It depends on the dose to control hpn. ...Read more

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Does atenol 50 mg a day causes long term side effects. If so what are the alternatives?

Atenolol: Atenolol is a very safe drug. You don't say what your concerns are but we rarely have to stop the drug because of side effects. ...Read more

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Tenormin (Definition)

Tenormin is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more