What is Atenolol (Atenolol) used for?
Atenolol (Atenolol) is a type of drug known as a beta blocker, which works by blocking beta receptors that are found in the heart, causing the heartbeat to slow down. This helps to treat high blood pressure and angina. It is also used to treat irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), heart failure, alcohol withdrawal and to prevent the occurence of migraine headaches.
How should I use Atenolol (Atenolol)?
Atenolol (Atenolol) tablets are taken orally. You must consult your physician before you take this medication. Patients are usually directed to take this medication once or twice per day, depending on what has been prescribed to them. As this drug only controls high blood pressure and angina, and does not cure them, it is necessary to continue taking it if it has been prescribed to you, unless your physician tells you otherwise. It may take 1 to 2 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed.
What are the side effects of Atenolol (Atenolol)?
Patients taking Atenolol (Atenolol) as treatment for their condition may notice some side effects, such as:
Patients should be aware that it is necessary to seek medical attention if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if other more serious side effects occur, such as hallucinations, breathing difficulties, fainting or blue fingers or toes.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atenolol (Atenolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.