Atenolol Medication Information
Atenolol (Tenormin®) is a prescription medicine used for treating several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is licensed for controlling high blood pressure, relieving symptoms of angina, and improving survival following a heart attack. Atenolol comes in tablet form and is typically taken once a day.
Atenolol is a type of beta blocker that helps to block a specific type of beta receptor called beta-1 receptors. By blocking beta-1 receptors, the medication causes the reverse effect of adrenaline. It decreases heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and the workload of the heart. This means that the heart requires less blood and oxygen to work properly.
Prior to starting treatment with atenolol, information on the medication should be discussed with your healthcare provider to help ensure a safe treatment process. Before your healthcare provider prescribes you this drug, make sure he or she knows if you have asthma, diabetes, heart disease, or any other medical condition.
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