Common Atenolol Side Effects


The most commonly reported Atenolol side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Bradycardia (333)
Dizziness (236)
Hypotension (218)
Completed Suicide (205)
Dyspnoea (180)
Nausea (171)
Blood Pressure Increased (150)
Syncope (145)
Hypertension (141)
Asthenia (141)
Fatigue (124)
Diarrhoea (124)
Headache (118)
Pain (115)
Malaise (110)
Toxicity To Various Agents (108)
Chest Pain (107)
Fall (98)
Palpitations (93)
Cerebrovascular Accident (89)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Atenolol Side Effects Reported to FDA



Atenolol Side Effect Report#9999707
Deep Vein Thrombosis, Breast Cancer, Neuropathy Peripheral, Balance Disorder
This is a report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Atenolol (dosage: NA, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Omeprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Crestor
  • Synthroid
  • Warfarin (Varies 3 Days A Week 7.5 Mg And 4 Days A Week 5 Mg, Daily)
  • Gabapentin
  • Coq10
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Deep Vein Thrombosis, Breast Cancer, Neuropathy Peripheral, Balance Disorder after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol treatment in female patients, resulting in Deep Vein Thrombosis side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9999048
Hypertension, Product Substitution Issue
This report suggests a potential Atenolol/chlorthalidone Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Atenolol/chlorthalidone (dosage: NA) starting
Oct 03, 2013. After starting Atenolol/chlorthalidone the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hypertension, Product Substitution IssueAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Atenolol/chlorthalidone 50/25
  • Lisinopril
  • Metformin
  • Aspirin
  • Vitamin D
Although Atenolol/chlorthalidone demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9998919
Oedema Peripheral, Abdominal Distension
This Oedema Peripheral problem was reported by a health professional from IN. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (dosage: 50 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Amlodipine (10 Mg, Qd)
  • S-amlodipine (10 Mg, Qd)
When using Atenolol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Oedema Peripheral, Abdominal DistensionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Oedema Peripheral, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9994718
Cough, Bronchial Disorder, Dysphagia, Weight Increased, Depression, Chest Pain, Presyncope, Odynophagia, Back Pain
This Cough side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 52-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension.The patient was prescribed Atenolol (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Nexium (esomeprazole Magnesium)
  • Effexor (300 Mg (150 Mg, 2 In 1 D))
  • Percocet (5/325 Four Times A Day)
  • Tenormin
  • Celexa
  • Reglan (metoclopramide)
.After starting to take Atenolol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cough, Bronchial Disorder, Dysphagia, Weight Increased, Depression, Chest Pain, Presyncope, Odynophagia, Back PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol. The patient was hospitalized.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9988074
Anxiety, Malaise, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Blood Pressure Increased, Nervousness, Acute Stress Disorder, Tachycardia, Feeling Abnormal
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: essential hypertension, who was treated with Atenolol (dosage: NA, start time: 201308), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Anxiety, Malaise, Muscle Contractions Involuntary, Blood Pressure Increased, Nervousness, Acute Stress Disorder, Tachycardia, Feeling Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol treatment in male patients, resulting in Anxiety side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9985636
Yellow Skin, Pain, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Weight Decreased, Joint Swelling, Limb Discomfort, Dry Throat, Increased Upper Airway Secretion
This report suggests a potential Atenolol Yellow Skin side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Atenolol (dosage: NA) starting 201401. After starting Atenolol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Yellow Skin, Pain, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Weight Decreased, Joint Swelling, Limb Discomfort, Dry Throat, Increased Upper Airway SecretionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Corus H
Although Atenolol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Yellow Skin, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9984391
Cardiac Stress Test Abnormal, Arteriogram Coronary Abnormal, Weight Decreased
This Cardiac Stress Test Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,myocardial infarction,thrombosis prophylaxis. On
Mar 12, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Brilinta
  • Atorvastatin
  • Aspirin
  • Enalapril
When using Atenolol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Stress Test Abnormal, Arteriogram Coronary Abnormal, Weight DecreasedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Stress Test Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9981377
Tremor, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Dizziness, Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Product Quality Issue, Product Substitution Issue
This Tremor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: tachycardia,ventricular extrasystoles.The patient was prescribed Atenolol 50 Mg (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Dec 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Atenolol 50 Mg the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Tremor, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Dizziness, Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Product Quality Issue, Product Substitution IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol 50 Mg.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9970573
Nightmare
This is a report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Atenolol (dosage: NA, start time: 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nightmare after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol treatment in female patients, resulting in Nightmare side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9969384
Neuropathy Peripheral, Hypoaesthesia, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Blood Cholesterol Increased, High Density Lipoprotein Decreased
This report suggests a potential Atenolol Neuropathy Peripheral side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood pressure abnormal and used Atenolol (dosage: NA) starting 2013. After starting Atenolol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Neuropathy Peripheral, Hypoaesthesia, Glucose Tolerance Impaired, Blood Cholesterol Increased, High Density Lipoprotein DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril (Daily)
  • Crestor
  • Crestor
  • Aspirin
  • Epson Salt Lotion
  • Pravachol
  • Lovastatin
Although Atenolol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Neuropathy Peripheral, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9964222
Epistaxis, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal
This Epistaxis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On
Jan 30, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lisinopril
  • Naproxyn
  • Cod Liver Oil
When using Atenolol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Epistaxis, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Dizziness, Feeling AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Epistaxis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9960000
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Disorder, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Weight Decreased
This Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 45-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,blood cholesterol abnormal,infarction.The patient was prescribed Atenolol (drug dosage: 1 D), which was initiated on 201307. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Omeprazole
  • Rosucor
  • Brilinta
  • Sustrate (propatylnitrate)
  • Aspirina (acetylsalicylic Acid)
  • Prevent (tinidazole)
  • Rivottril (clonazepam)
.After starting to take Atenolol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiac Disorder, Blood Cholesterol Abnormal, Weight DecreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol. The patient was hospitalized.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9959829
Hepatotoxicity, Abdominal Distension, Local Swelling, Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Abdominal Discomfort
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IN, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Atenolol (atenolol) (dosage: 50 Mg (50 Mg, 1 In 1 D), start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatotoxicity, Abdominal Distension, Local Swelling, Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue, Abdominal Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol (atenolol) treatment in male patients, resulting in Hepatotoxicity side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9959799
Hepatitis, Cholestasis
This report suggests a potential Atenolol (atenolol) Hepatitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Atenolol (atenolol) (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Atenolol (atenolol) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatitis, CholestasisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Atenolol (atenolol) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatitis, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9959784
Hepatotoxicity, Hepatocellular Injury, Cholestasis
This Hepatotoxicity problem was reported by a pharmacist from IN. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (atenolol) (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Atenolol (atenolol), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hepatotoxicity, Hepatocellular Injury, CholestasisThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hepatotoxicity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9959016
Dyspnoea, Weight Decreased, Off Label Use
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 58-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,diabetes mellitus,prophylaxis.The patient was prescribed Atenolol (atenolol) (drug dosage: 100 Mg 2 In 1 D), which was initiated on 201209. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin (metformin) (850 Mg 2 In 1 D)
  • Brilinta (ticagrelor) (90 Mg 2 In 1 D)
.After starting to take Atenolol (atenolol) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspnoea, Weight Decreased, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol (atenolol).
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9958794
Hepatitis Acute, Hepatic Cirrhosis
This is a report of a 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Atenolol (atenolol) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatitis Acute, Hepatic Cirrhosis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol (atenolol) treatment in female patients, resulting in Hepatitis Acute side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9950604
Uterine Leiomyoma, Amenorrhoea, Hot Flush, Feeling Hot, Dysmenorrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Retching, Menstrual Disorder
This report suggests a potential Atenolol Uterine Leiomyoma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,uterine leiomyoma and used Atenolol (dosage: Unk, Daily) starting
Jan 02, 2014. After starting Atenolol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Uterine Leiomyoma, Amenorrhoea, Hot Flush, Feeling Hot, Dysmenorrhoea, Hyperhidrosis, Retching, Menstrual DisorderAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Zoladex La (10.8 Mg, Every 3 Months)
  • Zoladex La (3.6 Mg, Monthly)
  • Zoladex La (10.8 Mg, Every 3 Months)
  • Puran T4 (25 Ug, Daily)
Although Atenolol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Uterine Leiomyoma, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9940905
Gastrointestinal Infection
This Gastrointestinal Infection problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension,chest pain. On 201306 this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (dosage: 50 Mg, Daily). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Brilinta (90 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Micardis (Unk. Daily)
  • Synthroid (Unk, Daily)
  • Galvus (Unk, Daily)
When using Atenolol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gastrointestinal InfectionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastrointestinal Infection, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9940877
Coronary Artery Occlusion, Blood Cholesterol Increased
This Coronary Artery Occlusion side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: arterial occlusive disease,blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Atenolol (drug dosage: 25 Mg, Daily), which was initiated on 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Crestor (5 Mg, 1x/day (hs))
  • Clorana (Daily)
  • Chondroitin/glucosamine (Unk)
.After starting to take Atenolol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Coronary Artery Occlusion, Blood Cholesterol IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9929553
Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardia, Hypertension, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: supraventricular tachycardia, who was treated with Atenolol (dosage: NA, start time: 1999), combined with:
  • Toprol-xl
  • Toprol-xl
  • Flecanide
  • Fish Oil (Bid)
  • Multivitamin (Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Supraventricular Tachycardia, Tachycardia, Hypertension, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol treatment in female patients, resulting in Supraventricular Tachycardia side effect.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9928820
Jaundice Hepatocellular, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Pain Upper, Jaundice, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Atenolol Jaundice Hepatocellular side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from IN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension and used Atenolol (dosage: 50 Mg, Qd) starting NS. After starting Atenolol the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Jaundice Hepatocellular, Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Pain Upper, Jaundice, Pyrexia, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Levothyroxine (100 Ug, Qd)
  • Metformin (1 G, Qd)
Although Atenolol demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Jaundice Hepatocellular, may still occur.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9928813
Jaundice Hepatocellular, Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Discomfort, Jaundice, Ocular Icterus, Yellow Skin
This Jaundice Hepatocellular problem was reported by a health professional from IN. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Atenolol (dosage: 50 Mg, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Atenolol, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Jaundice Hepatocellular, Nausea, Vomiting, Malaise, Decreased Appetite, Abdominal Discomfort, Jaundice, Ocular Icterus, Yellow SkinAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Jaundice Hepatocellular, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9924448
Hepatotoxicity, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Pyrexia, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite, Fatigue
This Hepatotoxicity side effect was reported by a pharmacist from IN. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diastolic hypertension,type 2 diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Atenolol (drug dosage: 100 Mg (100 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metformin (metformin) (1 Gm, 1 D), Oral)
  • Calcium (calcium) (500 Mg (500 Mg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
  • Levothyroxine (levothyroxine) (100 Mcg (100 Mcg, 1 In 1 D), Oral)
.After starting to take Atenolol the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hepatotoxicity, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Pyrexia, Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased Appetite, FatigueThese side effects may potentially be related to Atenolol.
Atenolol Side Effect Report#9922478
Heart Rate Irregular, Palpitations
This is a report of a 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: heart rate irregular,off label use, who was treated with Atenolol Tablets, Usp (dosage: NA, start time: 201312), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Heart Rate Irregular, Palpitations after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Atenolol Tablets, Usp treatment in female patients, resulting in Heart Rate Irregular side effect.


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The appearance of Atenolol on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Atenolol Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Dizziness 131
Bradycardia 116
Nausea 115
Hypotension 98
Completed Suicide 94
Dyspnoea 94
Headache 86
Asthenia 85
Pain 84
Blood Pressure Increased 83

What are common Atenolol Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Bradycardia 213
Hypotension 119
Dizziness 103
Completed Suicide 99
Dyspnoea 85
Syncope 77
Blood Pressure Increased 64
Chest Pain 59
Hypertension 58
Asthenia 55

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    NDC 0093-0752
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name Atenolol
    Name Atenolol
    Dosage Form TABLET
    Route ORAL
    On market since 19950222
    Labeler Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s) ATENOLOL
    Strength(s) 50
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Adrenergic beta-Antagonists [MoA],beta-Adrenergic Blocker [EPC]