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Atenolol

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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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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
Cold Symptoms 87.5% 4.2% 8.3% 0% 0%
Headache 86.2% 9.6% 3.2% 1.1% 0%
Skin Rash 93.5% 4.8% 0% 1.6% 0%
Feeling of Warmth 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Loss of Taste 94.1% 1.5% 4.4% 0% 0%
Gas 70.8% 8.3% 16.7% 4.2% 0%
Fatigue 64.2% 21.1% 9.5% 5.3% 0%
Unusual Taste in Mouth 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Depression 87.8% 6.7% 2.2% 3.3% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 91.7% 4.2% 4.2% 0% 0%
Asthma 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 79.2% 8.3% 4.2% 8.3% 0%
Blurred Vision 92.6% 0% 3.7% 3.7% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 95.8% 0% 4.2% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 77.4% 6.5% 3.2% 3.2% 9.7%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 80.9% 8.8% 7.4% 2.9% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Confusion 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 93.3% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 0%
Constipation 85.5% 11.6% 1.4% 1.4% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 82.1% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 7.1%
Chest Heaviness / Pressure 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 95.8% 0% 0% 4.2% 0%
Drowsiness 80.9% 11.7% 4.3% 3.2% 0%
Nausea 96.7% 2.2% 0% 0% 1.1%
Changes in Lipid (fat) Levels 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 74.7% 16.8% 4.2% 4.2% 0%
Insomnia 83.9% 9.7% 4.3% 2.2% 0%
Allergic Reaction 96.7% 1.1% 2.2% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 77.8% 11.1% 4.9% 3.7% 2.5%
Muscle Cramping 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 77.9% 7.4% 14.7% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 87.5% 12.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Atenolol Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Stuffy Nose 87.5% 6.2% 5% 1.2% 0%
Reduced Libido 91.9% 8.1% 0% 0% 0%
Swelling around the Eyes 92.5% 0% 5% 2.5% 0%
Kidney Damage 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 70.6% 11.8% 11.8% 0% 5.9%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 46.4% 13.1% 31% 9.5% 0%
Cough 91.4% 4.9% 3.7% 0% 0%
Insomnia 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Change in Weight 78.8% 3.5% 9.4% 8.2% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 89.3% 6% 3.6% 1.2% 0%
Heartburn 85% 7.5% 2.5% 5% 0%
Swelling 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 87.3% 11.1% 1.6% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 87.1% 8.1% 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
Migraine / Chronic Daily Headaches 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 90.3% 4.8% 3.2% 1.6% 0%
Hair Growth 90% 5% 2.5% 1.2% 1.2%
Back Pain 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Gout 93.8% 2.5% 1.2% 2.5% 0%
Anemia 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 85.7% 8.3% 2.4% 3.6% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 82.7% 6.2% 3.7% 6.2% 1.2%
Dry Mouth 50% 37.5% 0% 12.5% 0%
Arthritis 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 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 5.2%
Hospitalization 3.7%
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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