What is Atenolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Atenolol, a beta blocker, is used to treat hypertension, alone or in combination with other agents. It has also been used for acute alcohol withdrawal, certain cardiac arrhythmias, and prevention of migraine headache.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 241 122
High blood pressure (hypertension) 145 49
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 136 70
Migraine headaches 29 16
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 27 16

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 18
Moderate 30
Mild 44
None 227

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Atenolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 19
Tiredness 11
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 9
Dizziness 8
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 6
Low blood pressure 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Atenolol

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 56
50 mg daily 45
100 mg daily 16
50 mg twice daily 4
25 mg twice daily 2
100 mg twice daily 2
0.5 mg daily 1
75 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1
100mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Atenolol

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 69
Side effects too severe 32
Other 29
Did not seem to work 21
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Atenolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 69

Stopped taking Atenolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 287
Usually 20
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 284
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 167
Not specified 148

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Atenolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Propranolol (Inderal) 10
Diltiazem (Cartia XT) 2
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Atenolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 6
Losartan (Cozaar) 4
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 4
Propranolol (Inderal) 4
Lisinopril (Zestril) 3

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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32 patient evaluations for Atenolol

Sep 20, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for essential tremor)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2017 (Started Aug 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Aug 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2017 (Started Nov 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Need to increase to twice per day per Dr. Will do so as soon as I can afford it again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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