Review: could Atenolol cause Peripheral Neuropathy?


Peripheral neuropathy is found among people who take Atenolol, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Neuropathy . We study 89,948 people who have side effects while taking Atenolol from FDA and social media. Among them, 85 have Peripheral neuropathy. Find out below who they are, when they have Peripheral neuropathy 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)

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, feeling abnormal, weakness (latest reports from 5,471 Peripheral neuropathy patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

89,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Atenolol.
Among them, 85 people (0.09%) have Peripheral Neuropathy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Atenolol cause Peripheral neuropathy?

Time on Atenolol when people have Peripheral Neuropathy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 10 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 40 %
  • 10+ years: 30 %

Gender of people who have Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Atenolol *:

  • female: 48.24 %
  • male: 51.76 %

Age of people who have Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Atenolol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.61 %
  • 40-49: 11.29 %
  • 50-59: 24.19 %
  • 60+: 62.9 %

Severity if Peripheral Neuropathy when taking Atenolol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 63.64 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Peripheral Neuropathy **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Neuropathy (13 people)
  • Hypertension (11 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (9 people)
  • Diabetes (7 people)
  • Depression (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (17 people)
  • Neurontin (15 people)
  • Lipitor (11 people)
  • Lasix (11 people)
  • Coumadin (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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