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Does anyone here have any information concerning possible side effects using atenolol for high blood pressure regulation? I have been on it for 8 months now and although it certainly corrected the high blood pressure, it has effected my sexual drive and also seems to be creating muscle pain (not sure on this one). Any feedback is appreciated.

[This message has been edited by Marchwind (edited 05-10-2003).]
Yes it has bothered my sex drive too. Also I have a dry cough but the DR says the atenolol can not cause this as only ace inhibitors not beta blockers do that. However I wonder. And yes sometimes I get very bad muscle cramps in my legs and arms. I wonder if this is a good as it says. It has worked well for my pressure too.