What Is Atenolol Drug?
Atenolol drug is present in a group of drugs called beta-blockers and these beta blockers are also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents or beta antagonists or beta-adrenergic antagonists. Beta blockers are drugs which are used for numerous indications but in particular it is used in dealing with cardiac arrhythmias and hypertension and they affect the blood flow through veins and arteries. Atenolol is mostly used in the treatment of chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Atenolol drug is used to prevent or treat heart attack.
Atenolol drug came into existence in the year 1976 and it was developed as an alternative for Propranolol which was used in the treatment of hypertension. This drug works by decelerating the heart and cutting down the workload on the heart. Propranolol has various side-effects on central nervous system but Atenolol doesn’t have any such side-effects. Atenolol drug is widely used as one of the beta blocker drugs in the U.K and once it was used as a first line intervention for hypertension. Symptoms of Graves Disease can be treated by the use of Atenolol drug untill antithyroid medication effect takes place. Atenolol is less suitable when compared with propranolol in treating migraine prophylaxis due to the hydrophilic properties of Atenolol.
Atenolol can cause central nervous system side-effects like nightmares and depression and it can cause bronchospastic reactions due to the pharmacologic profile of the Atenolol. Atenolol drug is identified as a main beta blocker which has higher tendency to invoke type 2 diabetes. Various side effects of Atenolol drug includes dry mouth, cold extremities, dizziness, indigestion, depression, confusion, lack of energy or weakness, impotence, nightmares, rhinitis, etc. Provisionary data suggests that therapy of antihypertensive with Atenolol gives less protection against various cardiovascular complication like stoke and myocardial infarction. Atenolol can be mixed with other drugs if it fails to control hypertension.