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User Reviews for Atenolol (Page 2)

Also known as: Tenormin

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Mitral Valve Prolapse 6 reviews 12 medications
   
9.5
Ventricular Tachycardia 6 reviews 33 medications
   
8.6
Supraventricular Tachycardia 4 reviews 40 medications
   
8.0
Migraine Prevention 18 reviews 30 medications
   
7.9
Angina 1 reviews 128 medications
   
7.5
Anxiety 22 reviews 63 medications
   
7.5
High Blood Pressure 75 reviews 264 medications
   
7.3
Alcohol Withdrawal 1 reviews 19 medications
   
6.3
Summary of Atenolol reviews 133 reviews 7.8

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For High Blood Pressure: "Worst medication ever. Taking this medication was the biggest mistake I ever made and I want to wean off it so bad. I wish I had a time machine to go back and stop myself from taking this poison. It has caused me severe depression, hair loss, worsening anxiety had a very negative effect on my sex life (I'm a 30 yr old newly wed). Drug companies will not be honest about side effects because bp meds are a huge money maker for them as they are one of the most commonly prescribed meds....do your own research I wish I had"

   
1.0

MarlenaLynn February 23, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Atenolol 6.25mg bringing my bp to low 96/68 some times 86/57 I feel lightheaded and dizzy.works well for bringing pulse rate down 60-80."

   
3.0

shabs786 February 18, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I've been on 25 mgs. of Atenolol for 10 years. Have heard in recent years, that after such time They are finding IF you're over 60, you should consider switching to another BB. That supposedly it (atenolol) loses it's effectiveness. Well when you start researching ALL the beta blockers currently on the market? You will find that most of them have side effects far more than Atenolol, and while I haven't had any real symptoms, I'm guessing I should "stay put" with Atenolol unless it fails to do the job in the future."

   
8.0

Ms. Ntheno (taken for 10 years or more) February 18, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Ended up in hospital with extremely low blood pressure, blacking out, uncontrollable shaking, feeling cold, grey pallor...was not fun."

   
1.0

Now I am cranky (taken for less than 1 month) February 17, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I am taking atenolol since more than 10 years, now my age is 42. Initially it was very good for reducing bp even now also. But initially no any side effects, But for the 2 years I have gout, I feel the gout may be caused due to using atenolol for a long time"

   
10

SYED AHAMED February 10, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Noticing symptoms of heart failure."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 29, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "I suffered years and years of migraines. I had to wrap my head in a rag with alcohol to get some relief. My migraines stopped when I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure. Have only had a couple of mild episodes in two years taking Atenolol. Yey!"

   
10

Leah45 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 21, 2016

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For Mitral Valve Prolapse: "Have been taking it for years and it has been great I've forgotten I even had a valve problem"

   
10

Kuva69 January 14, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "I get migraines every day to every other day. Taking this, I definitely have to still watch my diet super hard to avoid food triggers. I don't wake up with migraines and would say I only have about 1 or 2 a week now. Not a miracle but helps a lot!!"

   
7.0

aAva January 9, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "For 7 years I have been on 50 mg. of atenolol for hypertension. Most of my nights I have had wakeful periods and generally non-restorative sleep. I asked to try Tenormin instead of the generic and found the opposite - sleeping in and needing afternoon naps. For the past few weeks I have been on 25 mg. of the generic and 25 mg. of Tenormin and this seems to be a good balance. Supposedly these two drugs are the same but something has made a real difference for me. in so far as sleep quality is concerned."

   
7.0

Pablo1322 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 19, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I am diagnosed with PTSD - two usual traits that come with PTSD are depression and anxiety. Due to the anti depressant I'm taking (zoloft 50mg) , I experienced a slight but uncomfortable raise in blood pressure which contributed to my anxiety. I saw my general doctor and qualified for atenolol 25mg. It has worked miraculously with no side effects. What I like about atenolol is that it is not digested by the same liver enzymes which digest zoloft - so there is no risk of atenolol levels competing with zoloft for bonding sites . I feel a lot calmer , and don't experience as much agitation and irritability as I used to. Performers, over coming stage fright is part of the challenge. stop cheating ."

   
1.0

epikblue22 (taken for less than 1 month) December 13, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Please note this medication (atenolol) did in fact make me lose hair. Each morning, I awake to comb my hair. I noticed large amount of hair left in my comb. I start searching the web on my medications. There it was atenolol. (hair loss) I told my doctor and was put on another beta blocker. The hair lose stopped."

   
4.0

moonflowerd02 November 18, 2015

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For Anxiety: "This is the best drug ever. I was prescribed this because I had rapid and forceful heartbeating due to panic and anxiety. Then I eliminated my panic attacks, while also lowering my blood pressure AND eliminating my daily headaches. This drug is amazing 50mg"

   
8.0

Notbroken October 15, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I ended up in the ER with my BP over 200. I was very scared. I was put on ATENOLOL 25 once a day. So far after a week I'm down to 150's - 160's but needs to go lower. How long will this take...anyone know? I also feel tired and am hoping this does not cause weight gain. Any help appreciated. Thanks!"

   
4.0

LaraHero October 6, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Dizziness ... not given full information about medication from physician ... should have done my own medication search on Internet"

   
5.0

Old Hag September 18, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I have migraine 8 years now every day I only started atenolol 2 weeks now since I started I have not gotten one migraine so its working for me"

   
6.0

Laquis (taken for less than 1 month) September 16, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "No side effects!! Very effective!!!"

   
10

Nunnu September 11, 2015

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Tenormin (atenolol) for Supraventricular Tachycardia: "I've been taking this medication since Mar 2015. Started out on 75mg a day and found the side affects were horrible. Tiredness, dizziness.It just became to much and couldn't function. Doctor drop it to 50mg a day and my heart beat drops below 50bpm which is scary and blood pressure drops."

   
5.0

scentedberries July 27, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I suffered from migraines for years, no telling how much damage I’ve done to my kidneys and liver due to the amount of IB I took. Most of the time the pain just subsided but never really went away. The Atenolol has knocked out my migraines by 95%. I wish I would have known about this years ago! It truly is a godsend!"

   
10

Goldielockett July 17, 2015

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For Migraine Prevention: "I was originally put on atenolol for anxiety induced palpitations. I was also suffering with ocular migraines and atenolol has been a godsend."

Craigie (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 12, 2015

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For Anxiety: "I use Atenolol for my hyper thyroid tremors rapid heart and it works wonders. Its hard to find a pill that works for so many things"

   
10

Ayo78 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 12, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "This is the worst medication I have ever taken in my life. I have been in bed for seven days. Not only did it raise my heart rate it gave me horrible vision, sensitive to light, can't function. Stuff is horrible for you. Should send my hospital bill to the manufacture!"

   
1.0

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxx June 12, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was 27 and over weight when I started taking 25mg of atenolol which worked great for about 6yrs but last year age 34, the doctor put me on 50mg which started causing anxiety about once every 2-3 months and lack of sleep. Now age 35 I'm on 75mg and the side effects are weekly migraines, light headed, anxiety, leg pain and jaw pain...don't feel like my self..."

   
6.0

yaya27 April 14, 2015

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For Ventricular Tachycardia: "I take atenolol to treat tachycardia caused by Dysautonomia. Like some others with my condition, there are many beta-blockers I cannot tolerate. I also have asthma (potentially caused by dysautonomia) which is a concern when taking beta blockers. Atenolol is cardioselective and less likely to affect respiratory function. In my case, this has been true. It is the only beta blocker I have been able to use without having horrible, debilitating and/or life threatening side effects. It has brought my resting HR down from 120-130 to 80-90. Now my HR only goes above 120 with strenuous exercise or infections. Side Effects: Cold extremities, slight worsening of asthma symptoms, insomnia if taken within 6 hours of bedtime."

   
8.0

Charlie Hawking (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2015

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For Mitral Valve Prolapse: "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)."

   
10

chrisf1 October 11, 2014

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