Atenolol is used to treat high blood pressure and certain forms of rapid arrhythmia. Also, coronary heart disease and acute circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries (angina pectoris) can be treated with the drug. In low doses it counteracts cardiovascular problems that are not due to any organic cause.
What is the purpose of this ingredient?
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower heart rate
- relieve the heart
- Treat cardiac arrhythmias
- Prevent Anginal Pectoris Seizures
- Treat an acute myocardial infarction
- Correct Cardiovascular Disorders
This is how Atenolol works
Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of Atenolol.
Please also read the information on the drug groups beta-blockers, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient Atenolol belongs.
Areas of application of the active substance Atenolol
Atenolol is used for the treatment of hypertension and certain forms of rapid arrhythmia. Also, coronary heart disease and acute circulatory disorders of the coronary arteries (angina pectoris) can be treated with the drug. In low doses it counteracts cardiovascular problems that are not due to any organic cause.
Atenolol in the form of tablets quickly enters the body from the gastrointestinal tract and develops its effects within a few hours. In the emergency treatment of a heart attack, Atenolol can be injected into the veins. In this case, it will take effect within minutes.
For the following application areas of Atenolol , in-depth information is available:
- Angina pectoris
- Cardiovascular Disease
Action of Atenolol
Atenolol is a beta-blocker that targets the heart (cardioselective beta-1 blocker).
The substance acts on the clock of the heartbeat, the sinus node. It reduces the transmission of electrical impulses in the heart, reduces the frequency and power of the heartbeat. In this way, the heart is relieved and can more easily find an orderly rhythm in the case of cardiac arrhythmias. During physical exertion, the drug prevents heart problems such as angina pectoris.
Atenolol also lowers blood pressure because it affects beta-1 receptors in the kidneys, thus hindering the release of the blood pressure-enhancing hormone renin.