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What is the side effect of atenolol medicine and does it affect the sexual desire?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Yes, and ED
Atenolol is in the family of meds called beta-blockers.
Atenolol is the member with the most side effects. It can cause wt gain, depression, ed, increases in blood sugar, etc. Beta-blockers should be avoided if you don't have heart disease. If you do, ask for bystolic (nebivolol). If you don't, ask to get off the beta-blockers asap. Don't stop, you should wean - talk to your dr.

In brief: Yes, and ED
Atenolol is in the family of meds called beta-blockers.
Atenolol is the member with the most side effects. It can cause wt gain, depression, ed, increases in blood sugar, etc. Beta-blockers should be avoided if you don't have heart disease. If you do, ask for bystolic (nebivolol). If you don't, ask to get off the beta-blockers asap. Don't stop, you should wean - talk to your dr.
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