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Tenormin (Atenolol) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Tenormin (Atenolol) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 6 ratings/reviews, Tenormin has an overall score of 8.50. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.67. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Tenormin review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Tachycardia
Dosage & duration:   25 mg taken twice per day for the period of 12 years
Other conditions:   Type I Diabetes, Depression, Panic Disorder
Other drugs taken:   Insulin, Xanax, Klonopin, varying Anti-Depressants
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits were immediate relief from a "racing heart" or tachycardia caused by anxiety. I use this medicine prophylactically and found that it is very effective in controlling my heart rate and keeping it within a normal range. The only time it does not work is if I have a full-blown panic attack. At that point, other types of medications are used in addition to the atenolol.
Side effects:   The side effects were mild but it did slightly lower my ability to determine if I was having an insulin reaction (hypoglycemia). However, once I adjusted to the medication, it was not a problem.
Comments:   Treatment was started immediately after an initial and severe case of tachycardia. An Echocardiogram ruled out any heart defect and I was started on 25 mg once per day. I stayed on this dose for about 6 years and was able to drop down to 12.5 mg per day for nearly a year. However, my symptoms returned to their original severity and I began taking my starting dose again. A few years later, I was prescribed 25 mg twice per day due to an increase from original symptoms. This is the dose I currently take and it is an effective and very affordable medication.

 

Tenormin review by 46 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   high blood pressure
Dosage & duration:   100 mg per day taken 1 per day for the period of approximately 11 years
Other conditions:   kidney transplant
Other drugs taken:   neoral, cellcept, prednisone, enalapril
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   my blood pressure decreased from a high pressure, approximately 150/110 to a normal blood pressure of 115/70.
Side effects:   No side effects that I've experienced. Because it is a beta blocker it reduces my heart rated during exercise.
Comments:   Drug was prescribed 100 mg in the morning for high blood pressure due to chronic kidney failure. Combined with an evening dose 0f 5 mg of enalapril my blood pressure has been lowered to a normal pressure of approximately 115/80.

 

Tenormin review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hypertension
Dosage & duration:   50 mg/daily taken x1/day for the period of 3 yrs
Other conditions:   SOB
Other drugs taken:   hydrochlorathyazide
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Slowed heart rate, lowered blood pressure and helped eliminate head-aches that I atributed to increasing BP.
Side effects:   I believe that I have gained weight due to taking BP medication. I feel that my metabolic rate has been affected by these meds.
Comments:   BP meds are taken on a daily basis, and I try to take the meds at the same time each day. I do not take these meds on a with or w/o food timetable.

 

Tenormin review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   high blood pressure
Dosage & duration:   25 mg taken 1-2 x/day for the period of still on it
Other conditions:   premature cardiac beats
Other drugs taken:   dyazide
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   my blood pressure stayed in the normal range. the headaches I was having from hypertension subsided.
Side effects:   i had no side effects
Comments:   i developed high blood pressure triggered, i feel, by stress from a divorce and possibly from hormone imbalance from stress due to the divorce and its ramifications. i would have headaches everyday and was checking my blood pressure while i was having a headache and at times when i did not have a headache. it was most definitely elevating during a headache. i tried one other medication first with no success. my Dr. switched me to atenolol with good results. It also corrected the occasional premature cardiac beats I was having. the dosage is low so i continue to take it for the normal sinus rhythm as my blood pressure problem is now resolved.

 

Tenormin review by 58 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   atrial frbulation
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken 1 per day (evening) for the period of 20 yrs
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Immediate reliefe from my fribulation and a modest decline in blood preassure
Side effects:   No noticable side effects
Comments:   I was experiencing atrial defribulation due to excessive stress in life events, ie: birth of my 1st son , the passing of several family members, and a new career path-all at once-Tenormin was prescribed by my physician and it was like throwing a "wet blanket" over my crazy heartbeats.I've been taking it for 20 years and swear by it--only word of caution is do not stop taking it abruptly as, in my case, symptons resume quickly

 

Tenormin review by 33 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   An unknown EKG wave abnormality
Dosage & duration:   25mg taken daily for the period of So far 2 months
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Decreased nausea, dizziness when standing, pins and needles sensation. Eyes and Skin less sensitive to sunlight.
Side effects:   Extreme sleepiness (25mg feels like I took a Tylenol PM). Slight inability to concentrate. Depression of mood, slight irritability. I have noticed some suggest this is also prescribed for anxiety, I haven't noticed any reduction in anxiety, I have noticed if I'm irritated the irritability seems to last a bit longer than normal. It has done nothing to increase my motivation or productivity.
Comments:   I already have a low heart rate, so an hour after taking it I always take 200mg caffeine + 2 Primatene tablets (25mg Ephedrine HCL) to raise heartbeat while the Atenolol stabilizes it. The Ephedrine also helps to counteract sleepiness and depressed mood Atenolol causes in my system. I was going to quit taking it but over 2 months I have slowly experienced an increase in my health, before I was almost bed-ridden, now I can get up and walk around for extended periods of time. I originally had a bad case of Mono a few years back and it still showed in my system, he said it probably caused a bad case of Chronic Fatigue but it is not considered a real medical condition, so he wrote me a script for Atenolol after my EKG. They took 6 EKG's that read no heartbeat and the 7th read a supposedly impossible wave, I did every test from two separate doctors, they have no idea what it is.
 


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