Blood Pressure Home > Atenolol
Atenolol is approved for controlling high blood pressure, relieving symptoms of angina, and improving survival following a heart attack. It works by blocking a specific type of beta receptor, which causes the reverse effect of stress hormones -- decreasing heart rate and systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as the workload of the heart. Common side effects seen with this medication include tiredness, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Relieving angina symptoms
- Improving survival following a heart attack.
- Depression (see Atenolol and Depression)
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Cold hands or feet.