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;
Slow heart rate,