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Atenolol

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7.8
6.8  Effectiveness
4.5  Side Effects
6.4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Atenolol side effects and 3 Atenolol benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is Atenolol and brand name is Tenormin.

The active ingredient of this medication is Atenolol and inactive ingredient is Magnesium Stearate.

Atenolol is manufactured by Geneva/Sandoz.

Mainly used to decrease fatalities due to heart problems after a heart attack.
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Bruce Wasserstein

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James Coburn

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Larry King

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Brittany Murphy

Thirty-two year old actress dies from cardiac arrest. She had type 2 diabetes and a thyroid condition, and it has been rumored that she also had a drug problem.

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Effectiveness of Atenolol by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Atenolol, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 4.3% 89.4% 5.3% 1.1%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.1% 6.4% 87.2% 4.3% 1.1%
Blood Pressure 4.1% 6.1% 38.8% 28.6% 22.4%
Breathing 0% 6.4% 86.2% 5.3% 2.1%
Confidence 0% 2.1% 84% 13.8% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 3.2% 91.5% 4.3% 1.1%
Digestion 3.2% 0% 93.5% 2.2% 1.1%
Emotional Well-being 1.1% 3.2% 87.4% 8.4% 0%
Energy 4.2% 9.4% 67.7% 12.5% 6.2%
Eyesight 2.1% 3.2% 92.6% 2.1% 0%
Memory 2.1% 4.2% 86.3% 6.3% 1.1%
Mental Clarity 0% 2.1% 92.6% 5.3% 0%
Pain 0% 4.3% 89.4% 4.3% 2.1%
Patience 0% 4.2% 83.2% 10.5% 2.1%
Sexual Health 1.1% 4.3% 83.9% 5.4% 5.4%
Skin Complexion 1.1% 1.1% 95.7% 2.1% 0%
Sleep 2.1% 5.3% 71.6% 15.8% 5.3%
Stress Level 1.1% 2.1% 75.8% 18.9% 2.1%
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Commonly Reported Atenolol Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 96.7% 1.1% 2.2% 0% 0%
Anxiety 95.8% 0% 0% 4.2% 0%
Asthma 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 92.6% 0% 3.7% 3.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Changes in Lipid (fat) Levels 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 77.8% 11.1% 4.9% 3.7% 2.5%
Cold Symptoms 87.5% 4.2% 8.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 85.5% 11.6% 1.4% 1.4% 0%
Depression 87.8% 6.7% 2.2% 3.3% 0%
Diarrhea 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 74.7% 16.8% 4.2% 4.2% 0%
Drowsiness 80.9% 11.7% 4.3% 3.2% 0%
Fatigue 64.2% 21.1% 9.5% 5.3% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Fever 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Gas 70.8% 8.3% 16.7% 4.2% 0%
Headache 86.2% 9.6% 3.2% 1.1% 0%
Insomnia 83.9% 9.7% 4.3% 2.2% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 82.1% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 7.1%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 80.9% 8.8% 7.4% 2.9% 0%
Loss of Taste 94.1% 1.5% 4.4% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 79.2% 8.3% 4.2% 8.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 96.7% 2.2% 0% 0% 1.1%
Sensitivity to Light 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 77.4% 6.5% 3.2% 3.2% 9.7%
Skin Rash 93.5% 4.8% 0% 1.6% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 77.9% 7.4% 14.7% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Atenolol Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 82.7% 6.2% 3.7% 6.2% 1.2%
Anemia 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Arthritis 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Back Pain 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 78.8% 3.5% 9.4% 8.2% 0%
Cough 91.4% 4.9% 3.7% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 46.4% 13.1% 31% 9.5% 0%
Dry Mouth 50% 37.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 89.3% 6% 3.6% 1.2% 0%
Gout 93.8% 2.5% 1.2% 2.5% 0%
Hair Growth 90% 5% 2.5% 1.2% 1.2%
Heartburn 85% 7.5% 2.5% 5% 0%
Insomnia 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.3% 11.1% 1.6% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 85.7% 8.3% 2.4% 3.6% 0%
Reduced Libido 91.9% 8.1% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 87.1% 8.1% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
Slow Heartbeat 70.6% 11.8% 11.8% 0% 5.9%
Stuffy Nose 87.5% 6.2% 5% 1.2% 0%
Swelling 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Swelling around the Eyes 92.5% 0% 5% 2.5% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 90.3% 4.8% 3.2% 1.6% 0%
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Episodes since taking Atenolol
Since taking Atenolol Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1.5%
Fall 5.3%
Hospitalization 3.8%
Stroke 1.5%
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User Comments about Atenolol
04 Jul 2013 I have now stopped this drug as it made me so unwell and migraines worse. I have asthma so should not have been prescribed it
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27 Jun 2013 when I go outside if its sunny I get pressure in my ears and I feel dizzy and can't see properly without wearing strongsun glasses
   —Posted by magie
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31 Aug 2012 On monitoring my blood pressure and pulse rate and noted the decrease I became afraid and stopped taking Atenolol
   —Posted by Helen
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08 May 2012 I have heard stories about individuals that wrer perscibed atenolol, and there side effects , since I've been taking this drug,it has helped my blood pressure and heart rate as well, aim active and at rest my heart rate is between 65-72 beats per minute where as before the drug it was 82-95 at rest, and blood pressure was 145/90 to 95 now aim at 177/70 or at times 114/68 which was quite a change.....the drug has worked well for me ... If I could change any one thing it would be to stop the slight dizziness side effects..........
   —Posted by Snapper 59
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10 Jan 2012 Atenolol didnt help me what so ever. Its didnt keep my heart rate down, made me sleepy even after sleeping for 10+ hours, made me gain 35 pounds in less than three months, and gave me serve acne.
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