Is there a different beta blocker that works as well as atenolol but without side effects?

Hello, I have been on atenolol for about 15 years, and for the same amount of time, I have also suffered with ed. My question is – is there a better beta blocker that doesn’t cause ed and still works as well as atenolol?

Submitted by Ronnie from Mount Airy, North Carolina on 06/29/2014

by Atasu K. Nayak, MD

Thanks for the question. Bystolic is an alternative to atenolol in patients with ED. Please check with your cardiologist before you change your medications.