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Other Names: Tenormin


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Other Names: Zestril   Prinivil
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Atenolol is a selective beta-1 receptor receptor antagonist, a drug belonging to the group of beta blockers (sometimes written -blockers), a class of drugs used primarily in cardiovascular diseases. Introduced in 1976, atenolol was developed as a replac... Read more on Wikipedia
Lisinopril is a drug of the ACE inhibitor class that is primarily used in treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction and also in preventing kidney and retinal complications of diabetes mellitus. Its indications, contr... Read more on Wikipedia
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February 19, 2015
CONNY wrote
amlodipene, atenolol and lisinopril
Until March 2014 was prescribed atenolol combined with amlodipine. Then experienced pneumonia(lung abscess) After recovery was prescribed amlodipine with metoprolol. After experiencing unusual fatigue in the morning switched over by PCP to amlodipine & lisinopril. Still experiencing fatigue in the morning. Atenolol plus amlodipine did not effect fatigue in the morning. Is the change of medicine a factor in my feeling fatigued?
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By Frustrated
January 20, 2015
Frustrated wrote
shortness of breath
I take lisinopril and amlodipine and know exactly what you both are talking about! It's like you can't even muster up a "heavy sigh". Very frustrating and at times disconcerting. Worse, a LOT worse than not being able to sneeze when the urge is overwhelming!
Anthony B.  |  February 22, 2015
I was on Metoprolol for 9 years switched to Atenolol ad i experianced the same on both meds they are really hard to get off of as i have tried several times and what you are dealing with i have dealt with for 9 years and still dealing with it I hate it. I am on Atenolol 25 mg right now doctor switching me to propranolol 10mg 2x daily hopefully this will help me to get off the beta blockers it helps Anxiety and Panic attacks but i hate the shortness of breath and yes trying to yawn / take a deep
Shortness of breath  |  January 27, 2015
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By Consistent To Find Answers
December 25, 2014
Consistent To Find Answers wrote
lisinopril and constipation
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By Harriet
December 8, 2014
Harriet wrote
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By High blood pressure
December 2, 2014
High blood pressure wrote
Atenolol 100 ml
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By ck
September 27, 2014
ck wrote
lisinopril and eczema
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By Sally
September 2, 2014
Sally wrote
Lisinopril and dosage
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By Yvonne
August 12, 2014
Yvonne wrote
Lisinopril and anxiety
Im on this med I take at 10 I wake up around 3 or 4 with an anxiety attack now this makes sense ever sense I started this I been having anxiety attacks I'm going to bring this up to my doctor my blood pressure been good
February 24, 2015
I googled "Lisinopril and anxiety" because I wondered if it could be behind the mild sense of anxiety I've been having since starting it. Your post makes me wonder even more; however, I can't really distinguish between whether it's the blood pressure medicine or the reason I'm on it--to keep my blood pressure from causing more atrial fibrillation, which itself has a similar sensation. I am post successful ablation for the a-fib and definitely not having that, but an increased heart rate ever
Maureen  |  January 9, 2015
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By juls
August 3, 2014
juls wrote
lispropril and Spirolactane increased Triglicerides to 720
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By John F
July 2, 2014
John F wrote
Fatigue with Lisinopril
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By Cherie
June 14, 2014
Cherie wrote
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By Barbara
May 7, 2014
Barbara wrote
I had the same experience. Severe headache, leg weakness, and extremely high B/P. They gave me IV Benadryl in the hospital ER and it brought my B/P down. Since I stopped the Linsinopril my B/P had greatly lowered, the headaches are less, and the pressure in my head had decreased. I still have leg weakness. I'm taking routine Benadryl and stopped the Linsinopril 92 hours ago. No more extremely high B/Ps. Thank you for your post, it validates my suspicion that I had (have) brain edema. The
Barbara  |  October 7, 2014
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By Gladys
March 14, 2014
Gladys wrote
Atenelol and heart blok
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By Denise
February 3, 2014
Denise wrote
did you check with md?
mike  |  November 2, 2014
Check out the celery juice cure combined with deep breathing relaxation. I stopped after 2 yrs taking 20 mg Lisinopril and once I got through the rebound effect can't believe how much better I feel and so far celery working!
Esther  |  April 11, 2014
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By Buni
February 2, 2014
Buni wrote
Horrible gagging cough. Thick saliva when laying down to sleep. Same as Buni above.
Almost 2 months on medication. Also feel like throat swollen, no pain just feels like throat closing up.
Gladys  |  December 7, 2014
I've took lisinopril and now I have a buildup of mucus in my throat when I lie down at night and sleep it takes about 1-2 hrs before I get it all cleared up and yes my doctor said it could be from the bp meds so he took me off and changed but also iread about someone starting this after receiving there hep b vaccine I have also started it in the last yr
September 14, 2014
I took lisinopril for years and no problem until
I started new hep c treatment which
Has interferon and ribavirin and sovaldi
I have had a terrible gagging cough for
Over three months now even after therapy
Was over. Tried other bp medicines and
Nothing works. Discontinued bp meds for
Now and cough only bothers me a little
In the later hours of the day
I hope this is not permanent
Or maybe I have interstitial
Peumonitis which can be life
Threatening. Going to pulmonary
Specialists soon
Harry  |  September 1, 2014
I took Lisinopril and got the cough from Hell.
Tim  |  August 31, 2014
I have the same issue. I just started on Lisinopril and I wake up in the night with a terrible, strangling cough. It can take me an hour or two to get it under control. I'm probably going to need a new med.
Helena  |  April 26, 2014
I think dry cough is one of the listed side effects
April 11, 2014
I don't know if lisinopril cause you to cough,but mind start at bedtime every night. cough all nite 20 mg/12.5 mg.
DD  |  February 19, 2014
Agree with you. My husband was on it for years. They increased his dosage cough started had cough for 2 months then was taken off it. I had swollen ankles from another bp drug got taken off as bp was high BUT was also on Naproxon which can cause hbp .Was put on Lisinopril got cough, husband said it your meds but l thought l would try a month. Cough is really bad can't sleep. Horrible in public when you can't stop coughing at checkouts! So going back today to doctors as l am diving in Red sea
Jen  |  February 18, 2014
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By Dianne Moore
January 1, 2014
Dianne Moore wrote
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By Dee Rooks
November 29, 2013
Dee Rooks wrote
Lisinopril and Nightmares
Sleep disturped and nightmares , can never remember the nightmares but they give you a scary feeling. I am on 2.5 mg lisinopril as had metallic valve 6months ago.
eve  |  September 15, 2014
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By Rose2Ian
November 21, 2013
Rose2Ian wrote
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By danny
November 4, 2013
danny wrote
Atenolol vs Clonidine
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By Julie
October 24, 2013
Julie wrote
Lisinopril & Swollen feet
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By Kanchenjunga
October 18, 2013
Kanchenjunga wrote
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By Laura
October 16, 2013
Laura wrote
Has anyone experience heart- Palpitations if you miss a dose?
100 mg  |  December 2, 2014
My Mother takes Atenolol, but she uses it for blood pressure , which is what that particular medicine is used for the most (Cardiovascular Treatment). It can also be used to treat migraines, but you may need to keep an eye on your blood pressure, it may be getting too low and causing your dizziness. Here is a couple of site's that may be useful to you, http://headacheandmigrainenews.com/atenolol-tenormin-for-migraine/ and www.drugs.com. I hope this is useful to you! Best of luck!
J.K.  |  February 14, 2014
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By tom
September 22, 2013
tom wrote
lisinopril amounts
they gave me 20mg. and man that med messed me up....
Eric  |  August 20, 2014
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By Bob
September 9, 2013
Bob wrote
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By Alex
August 25, 2013
Alex wrote
Hearing loss and lisnopril
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By Robb31
August 16, 2013
Robb31 wrote
Atenolol addiction?
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By Lonnie
August 6, 2013
Lonnie wrote
lisinopril and anxiety
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By Rozanne
August 3, 2013
Rozanne wrote
tendonitis caused by Lisinopril (prescribed for high blood pressure)
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By Priscilla
August 3, 2013
Priscilla wrote
Lisinopril and wrinkles
I am experiencing the same problem. It just dont feel good it in general. I had diabetes and got rid of that. Lost a lot if weight. Tomorrow I am cutting down to 5 mg a day instead of 10. I wish that I had never been out on it. I have majors leg and joint pain. I exercise a lot and I hurt more than I did before I lost weight and got on this med.
Annette  |  March 3, 2014
Hum maybe that is what has happened to my arms also.
A.J.  |  January 14, 2014
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