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    Atenolol is a old and well documented betablocker and safe. Every medicament has side effects , but Atenolol is well tolerated. I have been on betablockers since 1980 and have tried different brands and Atenolol has been the best for mine condition, arythmia. Sorry for my bad english, I am an Norwegian.

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    Please be careful with any kind of beta blocker. They are very powerful even at low doses and really only accept their use if absolutely essential and only until your issues are resolved. They will block the effects of adrenalin e to slow your heart rate down and regulate it but they are not the best for reducing blood pressure and long term use then means your heart is obviously weaker. Should you subsequently come off them there is a rebound effect and withdrawal is awful. There are also horror stories of other side effects so p!ease make an educated decision. I am almost ninety days into trying to get off them and i have reduced my dose to 1/3 rd of what it was and its been very hard to get here but im feeling so much more alive without that level of drug in me. Please just be careful!

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    I note you mention feeling anxious with amlodipine which again i was told by a nurse is a terrible and old drug which has awful side effects. Beta Blockers can if they reduce your heart rate too low trigger panic attacks as they did for me.

    I came off amlodipine and felt so much better on lisinopril.

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