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Atenolol (Tenormin®) is a prescription medicine licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Some uses for atenolol include controlling high blood pressure, relieving symptoms of angina, and improving survival following a heart attack. The medication 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. Atenolol comes as a tablet taken with or without food. The medicine should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood. Among the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take atenolol are diabetes, depression, kidney disease, and heart disease (including congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, or an irregular heart rhythm).