Information about Atenolol
Atenolol is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), arrhythmias, heart attack and hypertension.
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, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities
Available Medicine for Atenolol
- ₹30 to ₹50Zydus Cadila3 variant(s)
- ₹24 to ₹48Ipca Laboratories Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹30 to ₹50Abbott3 variant(s)
- ₹24 to ₹32Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹25 to ₹55Zydus Cadila3 variant(s)
- ₹5 to ₹10FDC Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹25 to ₹31Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹24 to ₹36Pfizer Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹26 to ₹34Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹10 to ₹16Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Atenolol
- May cause transient lethargy and depression. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
- May increase wheezing and shortness of breath if you have a lung disease.
- May lower heart rate and cause dizziness and fainting.
- Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
- Should not be discontinued abruptly as it may increase the chances of a heart attack or other heart problems.
Frequently asked questions for Atenolol
Q. What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Q. Is Atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate
Q. Is Atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Q. Is Atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.