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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 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 ₹50
      Zydus Cadila
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    • ₹30 to ₹50
      Abbott
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    • ₹24 to ₹32
      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Zydus Cadila
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    • ₹5 to ₹10
      FDC Ltd
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      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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    • ₹24 to ₹36
      Pfizer Ltd
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      Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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      Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
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    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

    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 21 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)