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    Atenolol

    Information about Atenolol

    Atenolol uses

    Atenolol is used in the treatment of hypertension, chest pain (Angina), heart failure 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, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities

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    Expert advice for Atenolol

    • Atenolol helps reduce blood pressure and lower heart rate.
    • Do not miss doses. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible up to 8 hrs before next dose. Don’t double the dose.
    • Stopping Atenolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • You may feel dizzy during the initial few days. You may also have fatigue and headaches. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. If you take insulin or other anti-diabetic medications, you may have to check your blood sugar level more closely.
    • Know how to check pulse daily and blood pressure (BP) twice a week, and teach your family as well.
    • Notify your doctor if slow pulse, troubled breathing, wheezing, cold hands and feet, dizziness, light-headedness, confusion, depression.

    Frequently asked questions for Atenolol

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 09 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)