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Atenolol : Therapeutic uses, Dosage & Side Effects

Atenolol is a adrenergic antagonist (β2-selective blocker), used to treat hypertension & coronary artery disease.
Dose: 50-100 mg
Route: Oral
Duration of action:
Trade name: Tenormin, Betacard, Aten
Therapeutic uses:
Atenolol has following usage :

  • Used to treat hypertension.
  • Used to treat coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, and angina pectoris, and to treat or reduce the risk of heart complications following myocardial infarction.
  • Can be used to treat Graves disease until anti-thyroid medication can take effect.

Note :-

  • The cardioselective β-blockers are useful in hypertensive patients with impaired pulmonary function.
  • Cardioselective β-blockers are also first-line therapy for chronic stable angina.

Side effects:
Adverse effects of Atenolol are as follows:

  • Cardiac failure,
  • Dizziness,
  • Fatigue,
  • Bradycardia,
  • Cold extremities,
  • Wheezing,
  • Blurred vision.
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