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Anyone taking Tenormin (atenolol) for high blood pressure and having problems?

BETA BLOCKERS. Fatigue and slow pulse are the main issues with beta blockers like tenormin (atenolol). They also can cause or worsen reflux and erection issues. Read more...

I just began taking 25mg of atenolol once a day for high blood pressure. How soon should I expect to see a lowering of my blood pressure?

About 1 to 2 hours. The effect of atenolol can be seen in about 1-2 hours(peaks in 2-4 hours)take atenolol at the same time each /do not to skip doses. Take with a full glass of water(with or without food). Do not stop abruptly, this may lead to serious heart-related problems. Common side effects tiredness(gets better with time) report any problems breathing, feeling of fainting. See your doctor for continuous care. Read more...
Maximum med effect. The full effect of medications depends on how it works inside the body. Some medications are at maximum effect after one dose, others can takes weeks to reach maximum effect. Atenolol usually has most of its affect in the first few days, though there is often a small continued improvement up until a week. Read more...

After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative?

Yes. There are many different agents available. It depends on the reason to change . Is it ineffective ? Are you not tolerating it? Your doctor can certainly suggest an alternative agent. Read more...

Can someone who has been using Atenolol for high blood pressure switch to Labetalol abruptly?

Yes. You can make the switch abruptly but must only do so on the advice of your physician. Your doctor will be able to choose the appropriate dose of labetalol to switch to based on your current atenolol dose and BP control and needs. Good luck!! Read more...