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User Reviews for Atenolol to treat High Blood Pressure (Page 3)

Also known as: Tenormin

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Atenolol Rating Summary

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6.8/10 Average Rating
101 ratings from 109 user reviews

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Reviews for Atenolol

Ms. Ntheno · Taken for 10 years or more February 18, 2016

“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 / 10
Now I am cranky · Taken for less than 1 month February 17, 2016

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

1 / 10
SYED AHAMED February 10, 2016

“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 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 29, 2016

“Noticing symptoms of heart failure.”

8 / 10
Pablo1322 · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 19, 2015

“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 / 10
moonflowerd02 November 18, 2015

“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 / 10
LaraHero October 6, 2015

“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 / 10
Old Hag September 18, 2015

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

5 / 10
Nunnu September 11, 2015

“No side effects!! Very effective!!!”

10 / 10
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxx June 12, 2015

“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 / 10
yaya27 April 14, 2015

“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 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 17, 2014

“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.”

10 / 10
Horrible side effects · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 11, 2013

Tenormin (atenolol): “Ever since taking this my throat has been swollen. I told the dr & he doesn't think its from the Atenolol but it didn't start until then. Its hard to sleep at night. I have horrible eye pressure and it makes me anxious. I'm hoping I can switch meds soon. It doesn't reduce my pressure much at all.”

1 / 10
Margo27 · Taken for 10 years or more October 15, 2013

“This is an update regarding my previous post which you can read at the begining of this thread. My medication has been reduced the doctor said he thought it was the furosemide that was causing my ankles to swell. I came off it and now my foot pain has disappeared ankles never swell. I was also taken off ferrous sulphate, absorbic acid and Vitamin B12 injection. All my tests are fine, I now take 3 x 500mg metformin a day 100mg thyroxine, pravastatin, losartan, Antenlol. I have come off so many tablets, Did I need them all in the first place? ”

dian1900 April 28, 2013

“I have found that atenolol has brought my blood pressure numbers to a good, acceptable level. Prior to atenolol I was running 168/ 108. I have noticed some weight gain. I will have to workout more. I saw somewhere on one of these posts that someone mentioned very low to no sex drive. I think this is a very common problem with a lot of meds like Atenolol, beta blockers, and antidepressants. I too experience those problems. I also take high cholesterol medicine, and an anti depressant.”

Jet Ag · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 28, 2013

“Works well for me along with spironolactone. Actually think it's good for your facial skin, helping to keep it smooth.”

10 / 10
DeeDee2850 February 14, 2013

“After a nightmare few years on various ACE inhibitors (Diovan the worst), I asked my Dr. for Atenolol. After only a week and a half, no more palpitations and immediate lowered blood pressure. ”

Trish Hendrix · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 21, 2013

Tenormin (atenolol): “My blood pressure went fro 160/100 to 110/70 and I have not had any side effects.”

10 / 10
Maggie G · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 29, 2012

“This is a great medication. Not only has it helped me with my blood pressure, it has also helped me with my anxiety.”

10 / 10
S Venkatesh · Taken for 10 years or more November 25, 2012

“I have been on Atenelol 100 mg for 17 years now. I find my body adjusted to the medicine and keeps my blood pressure and pulse rate under control [125/75, 60]. I switched to Amlodipine but that doesn't work for me and back on to Atenolol.”

9 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 9, 2012

“I had very vivid dreams while on this medication while being treated for hypertension following a mild stroke.”

1 / 10
mcpepper111 · Taken for 5 to 10 years September 20, 2012

“I have had good results with atenolol. My blood pressure was at 189/109 before I started taking it. After only one month my blood pressure consistently reads at 124/82. I have had no side effects at all and it's very inexpensive.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more September 18, 2012

“Have been on this medicine for over 10 years, it does control my BP rather well, but have been looking for other alternatives recently. My main problem is the shortness of breath especially if I do any type of cardio. I started running last year, and immediately noticed that I can't run for long periods, and am stuck doing intervals of jogging / walking. Next is Rhinitis always hacking out clear phlegm, and my last complaint is the edema (swelling in the ankles/feet). ”

8 / 10
Margo27 · Taken for 10 years or more May 16, 2012

“I have been on Atenolol 25 mg for over 10 years along with furosemide and Losartan, also metformin, ferrous sulphate, levothyroxine , pravastatin, and absorbic acid. I have pains in my feet and sometimes I cannot sleep, it is hard to say which tablets cause side effects when your on so many. All I can say is my blood pressure is fine now.”

9 / 10
tony m February 1, 2012

“I have taken atenolol for over 21 years and it has kept my pressure in the normal range for a 68yr old man. Although its does slow my heartbeat to 45bps at times and I feel tired also.”

7 / 10