User Reviews for Atenolol

Also known as: Tenormin

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Atenolol review summary

8.2/10 Average Rating

14 Ratings with 11 User Reviews

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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Very helpful for performance anxiety when taken together with 0.5mg Xanax, no more racing heart, palpitation, sweating hands, running out of the room feeling when doing presentation in front group of people, better than propanolol since this does not cause wheezing on me.

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June 23, 2014 12:45 AM

Review by missy 1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Awful drug so dizzy all the time cant walk or shower. Has made my anxiety and panic attacks worse. Agoraphobia is coming back now . Sick gut all the time. Put on it in er for afib. Wish to god id never been put on this evil drug. Xanax no longer work on these either. Beware.

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October 31, 2013 9:02 AM

Review by SlamDancer (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

I was originally prescribed atenolol for mitral valve prolapse but it does an excellent job of helping me manage physical anxiety symptoms as well. Shakes, sweats, hot flashes, palpitations are all greatly reduced. I also have glaucoma and have noticed a slight decrease in my Intraocular Pressure while taking atenolol. Overall, a very valuable medicine with many benefits.

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June 26, 2013 6:32 PM

Review by valleron2009 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Work great for anxiety and stage fright. No side effects.

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March 31, 2013 6:40 PM

Review by Ch0000002:

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9.0

I was prescribed atenolol for an irregular heartbeat and it worked like a charm. I have not had an episode since I started it. I also noticed a pronounced calming effect as well, which I wasn't expecting but has been welcome. The only side effect I notice is an increase in urinary urgency.

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January 4, 2013 8:55 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Tenormin (atenolol): I was prescribed this medicine for irregular heartbeat, but also noticed that it greatly affects my anxiety too. I would highly recommend it.

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October 30, 2012 7:44 AM

Review by lizzzz:

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9.0

Tenormin (atenolol): This pill slows my heart down and relaxes me. I actually feel calm. I also take 0.5 Xanax with this and Wellbutrin 200mg. I have agoraphobia and these pills together help me function NORMALLY. YES CAN YOU BELIEVE IT **NORMALLY**. I never thought normal would ever be in my vocab.

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March 7, 2012 10:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Did the trick for a racing heart due to social anxiety. Watch for side effects if you take it daily. My pulse slowed too much so had to switch to propranolol but otherwise helped me a lot.

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June 6, 2011 9:13 PM

Review by Soothsayer:

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9.0

I have been taking Atenolol (50mg) for a month or so now. There was an immediate drop in blood pressure and my anxiety has lessened so that I need my Xanax much less often. One thing I have noticed is that I wake up a few times a night with pain in whatever shoulder I have been sleeping on. It feels like joint pain and lasts for about an hour after awakening. Otherwise it does not effect my sleep. Another side effect is that, an hour after taking it, I yawn and my eyes water. Also, the first two weeks I took it I had diarrhea when previous to that I was constipated, but that has subsided.

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June 14, 2010 7:47 PM

Review by jaxony:

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9.0

Tenormin (atenolol): This was prescribed for hypertension, and so far as I can tell I have had no problems with it. I cannot say whether it helps with anxiety, although my doctor said to take one when I felt as though my heart was racing. It seemed to help, but I do not know whether it was because of the Tenormin or the placebo effect.

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June 21, 2009 6:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Very good for stage fright, or fear of flying because it does not impair functioning, many people don't "notice" it at all, but are noticeably calmer.

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June 14, 2008 8:33 PM

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