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.

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Are there any long term side effects of Atenolol?

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! Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...