Hi, I would like to ask if atenolol can cause joint pain as a side effect? If yes, how long does it?
Question posted by CW1972 on 5 April 2012
Last updated on 2 September 2015 by jlaughter
I had been on atenolol 50mg for about 5 years.. 2 weeks ago I started taking carvedilol for kidney function reasons.. my joints, bones, and muscles have all stopped aching.. and now that my dose is correct my blog pressure is fantastic.
After being on Atenolol for about 10 days, I began to have pain in my hip joints. It got so bad, I could hardly walk. The doctor took me off of Atenolol a couple of days ago and the pain appears to be going away. I think Atenolol was most certainly the cause of my joint pain
I see you list osteoarthritis also, & that is most probably your joint pain. I have it in every joint in my body, & they all hurt! I also take atenolol for A-Fib & it hasn't contributed to my joint pain & have been on it for years & years... Mary
Hi, atenolol could cause tiredness in about 26% and fatigue in around 6% people who take the med, joint pains have not as such been a reported side effect of atenolol.
If you think that this is too bothersome you could seek advice from the doc/pharmacist to change your med., there are many other beta blockers available.
Take care, best wishes!
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