Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina, arrhythmia, heart attack and increased blood pressure.
How it Works
Atenolol works by blocking tiny areas called the beta-adrenergic receptors, where messages sent by some nerves are received by the heart and blood vessels. Atenolol causes the heart beats more slowly and with less force. Thus leading to pressure of blood within your blood vessels to be reduced and it is easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Atenolol may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Constipation
Atenolol is used in the treatment of hypertension and angina pectoris. Atenolol is the brand name and it also has other brand names such as Hipres, and Tenolol. The drug is manufactured by ZYDUS CADILA, and Blue Cross. The drug is available in the form of tablets. The drugs are available in various strengths like 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.Atenolol works to increase the heart beat to reduce the side effects caused by other drugs.
The main composition of this drug is ATENOLOL. This is a free base molecule. The reported molecular weight is 266. Inactive components of this drug are povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, and magnesium stearate.
There are many uses of Atenolol. It prevents the side effects caused by other drugs. It is used to increase the blood pressure so that you can be saved from having heart attack and strokes problems. It is used to prevent problems such as head ache, fever and cold. It is the drug which has low side effects compare to other drugs.
Dosage and administration
Dosage for Atenolol should be according to the doctor's advice. You should also read the instructions on the manual of the drug. Atenolol should be consumed after a heavy meal.
This drug should not be taken if you have consumed alcogol. Pregnant women have some restrictions to using Atenolol as well. However after consultation Atenolol may be consumed if advised by the doctor.
You must explain your medical conditions and allergies to your doctor prior to taking Atenolol. You should not be a heart patient to use this drug because has control over the heart beat rate. Be aware of the symptoms and side effects of the medicine, in any case of severe reactions you should seek medical attention immediately.
Patients may experience breathing problems due to increase in heart beat. You may also experience nervousness since there is speed circulation of blood through the veins. You may also be sleepy
Atenolol should be kept at room temperature of 23-25 degrees. Atenolol should be kept away from children and pets.Atenolol should be kept away from extreme heat, sunlight or moisture.