FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: ATENOLOL

User Comments:

For High Blood Pressure: “I’m 49, 6’2”, 185lbs. and have been on Atenolol for about 10 years. I have a bi-cuspid aortic valve which has been stable over the years. The drug keeps my BP a consistent BP 112/70. This is the only drug I take for my condition. My cardiologist sold Atenolol to me as “heart conditioner”. I am fairly active; I try to run a 5k every day (road or treadmill), lift weights several times a week and mountain bike whenever I can get it in. I do experience some common side effects such as occasional dizziness, 10lbs. extra weight (in spite of my exercise) I cannot lose and insomnia. I never liked taking Atenolol but I am starting to wonder about the long term side effects.”

Jake70 (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 6, 2018

For Anxiety: “Atenolol has worked great but found I had to take it on an empty stomach or else it wasn’t as effective. When I had to go off of it due to the supply disruption, Metoprolol was not working the same and the anxiety was brutal, couple that with the fact my Doc was on vacation and I had to deal with a nurse who was just trying to stall me and my symptoms.”

t-dizz (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 23, 2018

Tenormin (atenolol) for Anxiety: “I take these specifically for anxiety and it works like a dream for me. I wanted to go on something that was not addictive and I didn’t want anything that made me feel like a zombie. I wish more doctors would use medications like this as a first line treatment as it doesn’t take 4-6 weeks to get to a therapeutic level like antidepressants and there is not a risk of dependence like there is with benzodiazepines.”

Momma dog18 February 14, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “I’m 23. One fine day I checked my bp and it was 146/104. No symptoms. After several readings throughout the day the average reading was the same. My mother was already on 50 mg per day of atenolol. She was worried and so I has tablet of 50 mg just in case heart attack don’t show up. With no knowledge of abruptly stopping it, I skipped the next dose. And wow the days after that were like a ride to hell. It was like having a heart attack constantly for days. Although I checked with a doctor immediately and he put me on a lower dose but getting off that 1 dose of 50 mg was like surviving death every moment. Guys, seriously I don’t know if this medicine works or not as I’ve been taking it for less than a week now. But one thing for sure, don’t leave this medicine abruptly, once you are into the game, you’ve to play with rules. Damn it.”

Anonymous February 9, 2018

For High Blood Pressure: “It worked great for my high BP but the diarrhea was horrible. I couldn’t leave the house. The minute I quit taking it the diarrhea stopped but blood pressure shot up gain.”

Megan4414 January 30, 2018

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: “I have had inappropriate sinus tachycardia for almost 4 years and have been on atenolol for almost 2 years! I don’t know how I survived before without my atenolol pill! My heart rate used to get up to 180-190 everyday and one time it lasted 6 hours and the doctors gave me atenolol and it worked great and has worked ever since! I do sometimes get dizzy if my blood pressure gets too low but I just eat salt if it does. I rate this medicine an 9/10 because it keeps my heart rate very normal, around 65-79 now but also gives me the low blood pressure feeling.”

Lanacreations (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 31, 2017

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