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    Atenolol

    Information about Atenolol

    Atenolol uses

    How atenolol works

    Atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

    Common side effects of atenolol

    Nausea, Fatigue, Diarrhea, Cold extremities, Slow heart rate
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    Dr. Radhika Dua
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    23 Sep 2019 | 05:43 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Atenolol

    • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
    • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
    • Do not stop taking Atenolol suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Side effects like headache, cold hands or feet, constipation or diarrhea can be experienced with its use. These are usually mild, short-lived and may not be with everyone. 
    • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 


    Content on this page was last updated on 23 September, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)