Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Information about Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Atenolol + atorvastatin uses
Atenolol+Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of hypertension.
How atenolol + atorvastatin works
Atenolol + atorvastatin is a combination of two medicines: Atenolol and atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure associated with high cholesterol levels. Atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It slows down the heart rate and relaxes blood vessels to improve blood flow. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together they reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Common side effects of atenolol + atorvastatin
Nausea, Stomach pain, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Cold extremities, Muscle pain, Weakness, Numbness of extremity, Increased glucose level in blood, Slow heart rate, Increased liver enzymes, Decreased blood pressure