Compare Atenolol vs. Zomig
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Tenormin (atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating a heart attack. It has fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You need to take it on an empty stomach and you can't skip doses.
Triptans are the first-choice to treat migraines. Zomig (zolmitriptan) works just as well as other triptans for migraines.
- A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
- A first-choice treatment for heart attack recovery.
- At lower doses, Tenormin (atenolol) has fewer side effects than other beta blockers because it targets the heart and not other parts of the body.
- Zomig (zolmitriptan) is is a first choice treatment to treat severe migraines.
- There are different forms of Zomig (zolmitriptan) available, including a dissolving pill and a nasal spray if you have trouble swallowing during a migraine attack.
- The regular and dissolving pill forms of Zomig (zolmitriptan) are available as generics.
- You need to take Tenormin (atenolol) on an empty stomach.
- Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but it might not go away for others.
- Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure unless you have heart disease. However, your doctor could add it to other medicines you're already if your blood pressure is still too high.
- You can't miss or skip doses. If you stop Tenormin (atenolol) suddenly, it can cause your blood pressure to go up really quickly, raising your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Tenormin (atenolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
- If you're taking the nasal spray form of Zomig (zolmitriptan), you have to follow the instructions exactly or you won't get the full dose of medicine.
- The nasal spray form of Zomig (zolmitriptan) is only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
- If you have heart disease or history of stroke, Zomig (zolmitriptan) may not be the best choice for you. Talk to your doctor about your medical history.
- Dissolving tablet
- Nasal spray
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- Cold arms and legs12%
- Shortness of breath6%
- Low blood pressure on movement changes4%
- Slower heartbeat3%
- Leg Pain3%
- Changes in taste21%
- Tingling or prickling sensation10%
- Oversensitivity of the skin5%
- Pain in the throat4%
- Discomfort in the nose3%
- Heart attack or increased chest pain
Suddenly stopping Tenormin (atenolol)
- Slowing heart rate
Taking calcium channel blockers
- Increased risks during surgery
Major surgery requiring anesthesia
- Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
- Increased risk of rebound high blood pressure
- Heart attack
...and 2 more risk factors
History of a stroke
- Medication overuse headache
Using Zomig (zolmitriptan) or other migraine treatment medications for 10 or more days a month
- Changes in heartbeat
History of arrhythmia
- Serotonin syndrome
Taking tricyclic antidepressants, fentanyl, tramadol, buspirone, or ADHD medicines
- Blood vessel issues
High blood pressure
...and 1 more risk factors