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User Reviews for Atenolol

Also known as: Tenormin

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Atenolol Rating Summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

97 Ratings with 73 User Reviews

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Reviews for Atenolol to treat High Blood Pressure

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"Neurologist put me on primadone to stop tremors (caused by seizures medication). Was working great. New doctor switched me to atenolol. Chest pains, tightness in chest, hard to breathe, dizzy, fainted, feeling suicidal, could not read. Called doctor. His RN said to go off it immediately. Later, fainted. Called pharmacist. He said "get to ER stat." My BP is usually 120/63. Was 188/88 when I was first admitted to ER. Spent 4 hours, on IV, etc. ER MD told me never to do beta blockers. Had no idea this Rx was a beta blocker!"

   
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dix888 August 17, 2016

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"Atenolol What a joke, sure it lowers your blood pressure at what cost ,you lose your inner well being thank God i found about Nitric Factor, I am now on 12.5 mg of Atenolol to keep my heart rate at about 60 even after alcohol. I was on 50 mg a day and really felt i was not enjoying my life as felt so ill !!!!!!!! My B/P is now 130/70 it was 160/90. I know we are all different but to be honest for me i hated the dose i was given with such horrific side effects for me. I only hope this helps just one person in life as these Cardiologists have no idea of the true side affects."

   
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consuelo1234 August 16, 2016

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"I've been on Atenolol for the past 3 yrs, but previously have been on many other types of bp medications that did not work as well. The problem is now I'm experiencing the side effects that others have reported on such as the sensitivity to light, decreased sexual arousal, dizziness occasionally, swollen ankles, and gout. I have pain near my heart, and my legs, hands or feet "fall asleep" all the time. In the regards off lowering my pressure, it does the job. But the side effects are starting to get to me, and the longer I take this it may get worse. So I'm talking to my doctor to wean me off this stuff."

   
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Lady in VA (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 14, 2016

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"Great medication when used properly. Spend some time and get the correct dose (I'd wager it's never correct the first time they write a 'script). I started at 50mg and immediately had to go to 25mg because it was too much for me. Do not stop taking this medication or change your dosage without doctor's orders, though. This medication is also good for anxiety. But, it has nothing to do with hair loss or other symptoms of aging. C'mon, guys...you can't blame one very targeted, subtle drug on every malady you experience in your body."

   
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Robert.P August 11, 2016

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"I was taking Atenolol for 3 years 50 mg .I had constant tightness in the chest and never ever felt happy and well. I recently had a trip overseas and finished up in hospital. My blood pressure was 120/80 but my heart beat was down to 44. I was so dizzy i could not walk, enough was enough so i went to a doctor in Melbourne Australia who advised me to take Nitric Factor and reduce Atenolol to 25 mg. This i did but i can assure you coming off this drug was a horror story it took 2 Months and now take one scoop of the Nitric Factor a day and my b/p is about 126/70 and pulse 62. It was my decision to stop taking the 25Mg of Atenolol.I can now sleep and feel i have my life back again.I am 63 years and my initial b/p was 160/ 90 and pulse 70."

   
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consuelo1234 July 23, 2016

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"Thougt it did nothing so i skipped a dose and it was the worst day of my life...Best Drug Ever"

   
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Can't Survive Without This! (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 29, 2016

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"Was started taking atenolol 25. It worked well for 7 days. Then i faced side effects. I have swollen right ankle, i came to know after 12 days its side effect of atenolol. Worse drug ive ever experienced. Im back to amlodipine & its working well now."

   
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rites (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2016

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"This medication has helped me out alot. My blood pressure and palpitations are under control. I feel tired for the first few hours after I take the medication.....but it gets better as the day goes on."

   
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Bsgs June 12, 2016

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"I was put on a very low dose of Atenolol and after 27 days I stopped taking it.. Worst ever.. My heart pounds, my chest is tight with a burning sensation and difficulty breathing... Add cold soaking sweats and huge bruises on my arms and I have had enough of this poison.. Called my cardiologist and told him I was not taking it anymore and he didn't call me back... Woke up at 4 am and my heart was beating so hard I thought I was having a heart attack... Happy it works well for some... And, it is the only medication I was on..."

   
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Sarabetty June 10, 2016

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"The longer I was taking this the more breathless I became. My dose was halved and it was great for a while but the breathlessness is creeping back. Bought myself a pill cutter and am going to half it again. Also take amitriptyline and indapamide originally for headaches but now for high blood pressure too."

   
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Melanie dawson (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 6, 2016

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"I'm on 150mg Atenolol, I take 100mg in the morning and 50mg at night. Side effects are, leg water retention, breathlessness on exertion due to too slow heart rate, breathlessness when sleeping due to even slower heart rate, this in addition to dizzyness. I should mention I sauffer from Diabetes type 2, insulin/diet controlled, so there may be an Insulin/Atenolol conflict there, and polyneuropathy to the extent I can no longer walk as my legs no longer respond to instructions from my brain."

   
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Geovanni (taken for 10 years or more) March 15, 2016

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"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"

   
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MarlenaLynn February 23, 2016

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"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."

   
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shabs786 February 18, 2016

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"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."

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

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

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

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"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"

   
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SYED AHAMED February 10, 2016

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"Noticing symptoms of heart failure."

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

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"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."

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

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"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."

   
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moonflowerd02 November 18, 2015

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"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!"

   
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LaraHero October 6, 2015

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"Dizziness ... not given full information about medication from physician ... should have done my own medication search on Internet"

   
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Old Hag September 18, 2015

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"No side effects!! Very effective!!!"

   
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Nunnu September 11, 2015

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"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!"

   
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxx June 12, 2015

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"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..."

   
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yaya27 April 14, 2015

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"I've been on 100 mg of this medication and it did exactly what it was supposed to do. It lowered my blood pressure and I also got the side benefit of reduced anxiety. No bad side effects whatsoever. This one is a 10 in my book."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 17, 2014

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