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    Atenolol

    Information about Atenolol

    Atenolol uses

    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 heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to the organ.

    Common side effects of atenolol

    Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities

    Available Medicine for Atenolol

    • ₹24 to ₹48
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹48
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹50
      Abbott India Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹31
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹55
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹5 to ₹9
      FDC Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹31
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹36
      Pfizer Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹26 to ₹34
      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹10 to ₹16
      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Atenolol

    • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if you feel dizzy or tired while taking atenolol.
    • Do not take double the dose to compensate for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose of atenolol tablet, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose.
    • Consult your doctor if you experience slow pulse ,dizziness , confusion , depression and fever.
    • Do not stop taking atenolol abruptly. Cessation should be done gradually over 7-14 days along with patient monitoring.
    • This drug may cause increased sensitivity to cold.
    • Monitor blood glucose level carefully. This drug may alter the blood glucose levels. 
    • Avoid sudden position changes to prevent hypotension.
    • Do consult your doctor before taking atenolol, if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby, or are breast-feeding.
    • Avoid or limit consumption of alcohol and smoking when taking atenolol.

    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 16 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)