Review: could Atenolol cause Fluid Retention?


Summary

Fluid retention is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 89,948 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 367 have Fluid retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more.

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Atenolol

Atenolol has active ingredients of atenolol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Atenolol 93,023 users)

Fluid Retention

Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 23,045 Fluid retention patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

89,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol.
Among them, 367 people (0.41%) have Fluid Retention


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atenolol cause Fluid retention?

Time on Atenolol when people have Fluid Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25.0 %
  • 10+ years: 25.0 %

Gender of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Atenolol *:

  • female: 64.19 %
  • male: 35.81 %

Age of people who have Fluid Retention when taking Atenolol *:

  • 0-1: 0.33 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.0 %
  • 50-59: 21.33 %
  • 60+: 65.67 %

Severity if Fluid Retention when taking Atenolol **:

  • least: 20 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 10 %

How people recovered from Fluid Retention **:

  • while on drug: 20 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (53 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (14 people)
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (12 people)
  • Pain (12 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (61 people)
  • Lasix (56 people)
  • Lipitor (52 people)
  • Avandia (42 people)
  • Furosemide (37 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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