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    Atenolol

    Information about Atenolol

    Atenolol uses

    Atenolol is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pain (angina) and arrhythmias.

    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. Shilpa Garcha
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    Last updated on:
    19 Feb 2019 | 08:10 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Atenolol

    • Atenolol lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
    • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent stroke and heart attack.
    • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
    • 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.


    Content on this page was last updated on 19 February, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)