Read the side effects of Atenolol as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Heart- Slow heart rate, heart failure, low blood pressure.
Central Nervous System- Headache, fatigue, dizziness, hallucinations, confusion and sleep disturbances.
Gastrointestinal - Diarrhea and nausea.
Respiratory - Wheezing and shortness of breath.
Others: Lack of sexual drive, impotence, and erectile dysfunction.
Other Precautions :
The drug should be used with extreme precaution if the patient is having any of these conditions:
Occasional numbness and tingling in the fingers.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Diabetes, since it may mask the effects of low blood sugar levels.
Hyperthyroidism, or high thyroid hormone levels.
Kidney function problems, since the drug is eliminated from the body in the urine
Liver function problems.
Skin condition called psoriasis.
Muscle weakness known as myasthenia gravis.
Regular blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring are recommended in the patient taking atenolol and also having any of the above conditions.