Were you looking for information about Atenolol? Atenelol is a common misspelling of atenolol.
Atenolol (Tenormin®) is a prescription drug licensed for controlling high blood pressure, relieving symptoms of angina, and improving survival following a heart attack. As a beta blocker, the drug works by blocking a specific type of beta receptor, which causes the reverse effect of stress hormones -- it decreases heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as the workload of the heart. By lowering blood pressure, atenolol can decrease the risks that accompany long-term high blood pressure.
The medication comes as a tablet taken with or without food. You must take atenolol as prescribed in order for it to work properly. Also, you should not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider, as doing so increases the risk of serious side effects.
Atenolol is not suitable for everyone. For example, if you have COPD, bronchitis, or diabetes, this medication may not be right for you. Talk to your healthcare provider about all medical conditions you have before starting treatment.
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