Review: could Atenolol cause Copd?


Copd is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 89,947 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 557 have Copd. Find out below who they are, when they have Copd and more.

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Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atenolol 90,318 users)


Copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, drug ineffective, dry mouth, pneumonia, chest pain (latest reports from 58,846 Copd patients).

On Aug, 21, 2016

89,947 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol.
Among them, 557 people (0.62%) have Copd

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atenolol cause Copd?

Time on Atenolol when people have Copd *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 27.27 %
  • 10+ years: 36.36 %

Gender of people who have Copd when taking Atenolol *:

  • female: 51.58 %
  • male: 48.42 %

Age of people who have Copd when taking Atenolol *:

  • 0-1: 1.38 %
  • 2-9: 0.46 %
  • 10-19: 0.46 %
  • 20-29: 0.23 %
  • 30-39: 1.84 %
  • 40-49: 8.05 %
  • 50-59: 19.31 %
  • 60+: 68.28 %

Severity if Copd when taking Atenolol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 50 %

How people recovered from Copd **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (132 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (61 people)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (61 people)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (53 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (51 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (200 people)
  • Furosemide (173 people)
  • Zometa (143 people)
  • Lisinopril (127 people)
  • Prednisone (120 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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