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Atenolol

Also known as Antipressan, Atenix, Atenixco, Tenchlor, Tenormin, Totamol, Totaretic, Senormin, Tenoretic 100, and Tenoretic 50


Atenolol is a selective β1 receptor antagonist, a drug belonging to the group of beta blockers (sometimes written β-blockers), a class of drugs used primarily in cardiovascular diseases. Introduced in 1976, atenolol was developed as a replacement for propranolol in the treatment of hypertension. The chemical works by slowing down the heart and reducing its workload. Unlike propranolol, atenolol does not pass through the blood–brain barrier thus avoiding various central nervous system side effects.

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DEA Class 2 meaning a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.

Estimated Total Cost: $4.23 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed atenolol to treat hypertension of pregnancy, polymyalgia rheumatica, blastomycosis, and pick disease.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking atenolol most commonly experience side effects like paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia, increased heart rate, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.

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