Since taking atenolol I have had bad heart burn,is this normal?
Question posted by lourie on 19 Oct 2011
Last updated on 20 March 2017
After having this problem I talked to my pharmicist and he was an old guy and said "let me look up the fillers" and sure enough the brand I was taking had something in it that I cant remember that causes acid indigestion . Changed brands and a miracle. Now I find myself with the same problem as my insurance , I have to go to a certain pharmacy and insurance picks brand. Made in china of course.
As Rajive said, this is not a usual side effect of atenolol but I want to add to be sure that you take it with a full glass of water. Many meds, if taken with too little water, can come to rest low in the esophagus and as it begins to dissolve in the lower end of the esophagus cause a burning sensation. Taking with a full glass of water assures that the pill is washed down well into the stomach. Some medications, if not swallowed completely can actually errode the esophagus so it is important to drink plenty of water when taking meds. Many people take their meds with only a swallow of water which may not get the pills down into the stomach all the way and cause burning. Just a thought.
Heart burn with atenolol has not been reported as its side effect, maybe its due to some other cause, talking to the doc/pharmacist would be a good idea.
Take care, best wishes!
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