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Side Effects of Atenolol

Side Effects of Atenolol

Atenolol side effectsAtenolol is classed as a beta-blocker drug. Atenolol is used to treat things like hypertension (high blood pressure). This helps prevent:
-Strokes -Heart Attacks – and Kidney Problems
This drug is also used to treat chest pain, such as Angina, and to improve your chances of survival after experiencing a heart attack.

Atenolol side affects can be really serious, or not so serious.

Really serious side affects of Atenolol:
Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects listed:

Feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
Feeling light-headed, fainting
Low fever
Slow or uneven heartbeats
Nausea / stomach pain / loss of appetite
Dark urine / clay-coloured stools / jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Depression
Mood swings
confusion
Cold feeling in your feet and hands
Swelling of your ankles or feet
blue fingers/toes
Although the Atenolol drug may be used to treat heart failure, it is very rare that some people develop worsening and new symptoms of heart failure. If you think you have experienced any of these unlikeley but serious side effects, than contact your doctor straight away:
-Severe tiredness
-Shortness of breath
-Swelling of you ankles / feet
-Sudden and unexplained weight gain

Less serious side effects of Atenolol:

Anxiety / nervousness
Tired feeling
Insomnia, sleeping problems
Difficulty having an orgasm, decreased sex drive, impotence

You need to get emergency help ASAP if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to the Atenolol drug. It is very rare for anyone to build up an allergic reaction, which is why it is very important for you to consult someone in the medical career. The signs are for an allergic reaction are:

Hives
Difficulty breathing
Rash
Itching / swelling (especially of the face / tongue / throat
Swelling of your face / lips / tounge or throat

It is advised to not stop taking this drug with out consulting your doctor. When you suddenly stop this drug, it could cause some of your conditions to get worse. For some people, when they have suddenly stopped taking similar drugs they have been faced with heart attack, chest pain and an irregular heartbeat – which is why this Atenolol drug is being used – TO STOP THIS FROM HAPPENING!

If your doctor does decide to take you off using this drug, then they may direct you to slowly and gradually decrease your dose over a few weeks. It is recommended that when you are gradually stopping your medication, you should temporarily limit the physical activity you do. This is to decrease the strain on your hear.

You need to get medical help straight away if after you stop taking the drug, you experience effects such as:

Developing chest paint / tightness / pressure
Chest pain spreading to the jaw / neck / arm
Unusual sweating
Trouble breathing
Fast / irregular heartbeat

This is not a complete list of this possible effects you may be faced with whilst taking the Atenolol beta-blocker drug – other could occur. If you do think you are experiencing any bothersome or unusual side effects, you need to tell your doctor and seek medical help.