User Reviews for Atenolol
Also known as: Tenormin
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Reviews for Atenolol to treat Mitral Valve Prolapse
Review by chrisf1:
I am 39 and identified as having Mitral Valve Prolapse at 28 after worrisome irregular heartbeat manifested itself typically in the evenings. Have used atenolol since then at low dosage (12.5-25mg/day) and am thrilled with the results. Have experienced no side effects but for a little lethargy upon first starting out (either has passed or I've grown accustomed to it in the evenings).
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October 11, 2014 1:47 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):
Tenormin (atenolol): Have been using this for many years to regulate my heart beat as I have mitral prolapse and atrial tachycardia and have found it the best out of others.
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July 31, 2012 5:56 PM
Review by Seattlechic:
I was born with mitral valve prolapse and started having palpitations when going through a lot of stress in my mid-30s. I was started on Atenolol 25 mg per day.... then noticed about 10 years later that my heart rate was going up again and had bouts of palpitations. My Dr just adjusted the dosage to 50 mg per day. I have asthma also but Theophylline ER 200 mg taken twice daily takes care of the asthma.
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March 27, 2012 10:28 PM
Review by Anonymous:
Tenormin (atenolol): I have been on Tenormin for about 4 years. It certainly has taken care of the heart palpitations. I do not take any caffeine. But other side-effects have occurred: asthma has gotten worse, I get winded after running only one and a half mile, more often than not, I feel tired, my hair is thinning, I have esophageal spasms, which I have read that Tenormin may induce upper GI problems. I am going off the medication to see if it makes a difference. I exercise regularly, and 7 years ago, my Doctor suggested I take Beta-Blockers, which I wasn't keen on, but since I exercise, he said it wasn't that imperative that I take it. So I'd rather run regularly, and efficiently and be off it.
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May 30, 2011 7:51 AM
Review by Anonymous:
Tenormin (atenolol): I have taken Tenormin/Atenolol for Mitral Valve Prolapse, and accompanying arrhythmias, for probably 20 years. I VERY rarely have episodes and, so far as I am aware, no side effects of any kind.
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April 7, 2010 9:54 AM
Learn more about Mitral Valve Prolapse
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- Heart valve surgery
- Left heart catheterization
- Mitral valve prolapse
- Mitral valve regurgitation
- Mitral valve surgery - minimally invasive
- Mitral valve surgery - open
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- Open heart surgery
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