Atenolol

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Atenolol is a beta blocker medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain.wikipedia
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Beta blocker

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Atenolol is a beta blocker medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain.
For the treatment of primary hypertension, meta-analyses of studies which mostly used atenolol have shown that although beta blockers are more effective than placebo in preventing stroke and total cardiovascular events, they are not as effective as diuretics, medications inhibiting the renin–angiotensin system (e.g., ACE inhibitors), or calcium channel blockers.

Antihypertensive drug

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It can also be used with other blood pressure medications.
In particular, beta-blockers are no longer recommended as first-line treatment due to relative adverse risk of stroke and new-onset of type 2 diabetes when compared to other medications, while certain specific beta-blockers such as atenolol appear to be less useful in overall treatment of hypertension than several other agents.

Beta-1 adrenergic receptor

β 1 β1-adrenergic receptorβ 1 adrenergic receptor
It works by blocking β1-adrenergic receptors in the heart, thus decreasing the heart rate and workload.

Hypertension

high blood pressurehypertensivearterial hypertension
Atenolol is a beta blocker medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain. Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Previously beta-blockers such as atenolol were thought to have similar beneficial effects when used as first-line therapy for hypertension.

Angina

angina pectorischest painstable angina
Atenolol is a beta blocker medication primarily used to treat high blood pressure and heart-associated chest pain. Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Migraine

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Other uses include the prevention of migraines and treatment of certain irregular heart beats.

Heart arrhythmia

cardiac arrhythmiaarrhythmiaarrhythmias
Other uses include the prevention of migraines and treatment of certain irregular heart beats.

Intravenous therapy

intravenousintravenouslyinjection into a vein
It is taken by mouth or by injection into a vein.

Heart failure

congestive heart failurecardiac failurechronic heart failure
Common side effects include feeling tired, heart failure, dizziness, depression, and shortness of breath.

Depression (mood)

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Common side effects include feeling tired, heart failure, dizziness, depression, and shortness of breath.

Shortness of breath

dyspnearespiratory distressdyspnoea
Common side effects include feeling tired, heart failure, dizziness, depression, and shortness of breath.

Bronchospasm

bronchial attacksbronchial spasmsmaller airways known as the bronchi
Other serious side effects include bronchospasm.

Breastfeeding

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Other medications are preferred when breastfeeding a young baby.

Generic drug

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It is available as a generic medication.

National Health Service

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In the United Kingdom, a month of treatment costs the NHS less than 5 pounds.

Long QT syndrome

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Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Myocardial infarction

heart attackheart attacksacute myocardial infarction
Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Supraventricular tachycardia

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Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Ventricular tachycardia

polymorphic ventricular tachycardiapulseless ventricular tachycardiamonomorphic ventricular tachycardia
Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

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Atenolol is used for a number of conditions including hypertension, angina, long QT syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, and the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Calcium channel blocker

calcium channel blockerscalcium-channel blockerscalcium antagonist
The role for β-blockers in general in hypertension was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom, and later in the United States, as they are less appropriate than calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers, particularly in the elderly.

Thiazide

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The role for β-blockers in general in hypertension was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom, and later in the United States, as they are less appropriate than calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers, particularly in the elderly.

ACE inhibitor

ACE inhibitorsangiotensin converting enzyme inhibitorangiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
The role for β-blockers in general in hypertension was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom, and later in the United States, as they are less appropriate than calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers, particularly in the elderly.

Angiotensin II receptor blocker

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The role for β-blockers in general in hypertension was downgraded in June 2006 in the United Kingdom, and later in the United States, as they are less appropriate than calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, angiotension converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers, particularly in the elderly.

Anxiety

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Off-label uses of atenolol, as with other cardioselective β-blockers, include symptomatic treatment of anxiety.