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Atenolol

[ Generic Medicines for High Blood Pressure Treatment ]

Atenolol IP is a beta-blocker drug that treats high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart diseases. It is a synthetic isopropylamine-propanol derivative used as an antihypertensive, hypotensive and antiarrhythmic. It reduces exercise heart rates and delays atrioventricular conduction, with overall oxygen requirements decreasing. 

Class of Drugs – A beta-blocker

Molecular Formula – C14H22N2O3

Molecular Weight - 266.34 g/mol

Working: Atenolol IP blocks the action of certain natural chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This leads to a lowering of the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. A beta receptor that induces the heart rate to go up, beta-blocker prevents adrenaline from affecting beta receptors in the blood vessels and heart. This relaxes the blood vessels. Due to relaxing the vessels, it lowers blood pressure and reduces chest pain.

Uses: The given ingredient is a cardioselective beta-blocker, which is used in treatment of hypertension and angina pectoris. It plays the role of beta-adrenergic antagonist, an anti-arrhythmia drug, an antihypertensive agent, a sympatholytic agent, a xenobiotic and an environmental contaminant. The medicine also reduces chest pain and the amount of work the heart muscle has to do to push blood through the body after heart attack.

Popular Brands and Dosages: Atenolol IP is an active ingredient used in medicine that treats high blood pressure. The popular brands of this component as mentioned below:

  • Tenormin: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg

Administer this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Take a missed dose as soon as remembered.