I am suspicious of any med whose name ends in -lol. My husband was being treated for HBP with Atenolol and another drug. His blood sugar shot up to the sky.
I was being treated with Metoprolol for CHF; it ruined my lungs and I am now suffering with COPD as well as diabetes.
The doctors cover themselves with some self-serving statement that the "benefits outweigh the negatives". What happened to the Hippocratic Oath to first do no harm?