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In this episode, I discuss a medication known as atenolol (Tenormin).

Everybody welcome back to drug talk as always i’m your host garrett campbell today are gonna be discussing the medication known as atenolol its brand name is tenorman before i talk about the medication itself just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only and not to be used as a source for recommendations for your personal healthcare so

Atenolol is a synthetic beta 1 selective adrenal receptor blocking agent at higher doses it also blocks beta to adrenal receptors in certain areas in terms of indications for use at ml all is indicated to be used in the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure we see it used in angina pectoris when it’s chronic that is chronic chest pain and we can also

See it used following a myocardial infarction or a heart attack before somebody was to use atenolol there are some contraindications that they must clear as well as some precautions and warnings that they should be made aware of if somebody had a hypersensitivity to attend law or any other component of the product they would not be able to use this medication

We also would not be able to give this medication to individuals who have cardiogenic shock patients with overt cardiac failure cannot use atenolol and neither can patients who have sinus bradycardia finally for contraindications atenolol cannot be used in patients who have second or third degree heart block now in terms of precautions it’s important to note

With the tenno law there is a risk of cardiac failure and this can happen in individuals who actually don’t have a history of cardiac failure patients with heart failure use atenolol there is a chance that they may worsen their heart failure peripheral vascular disease may be aggravated with the use of atenolol and this medication has the ability to sometimes

Mask the symptoms of hypoglycemia seen in diabetic patients an example of this would be tachycardia or a rapid heart rate dose adjustments may have to be made if atenolol is given to individuals who have severe renal impairment and lastly we generally try to avoid giving atenolol to individuals who have bronchial disease now when somebody is cleared of the

Contraindications and made aware of the precautions and warnings they can expect to receive their dose orally as atenolol is available as an oral tablet as well as an oral powder for solution if somebody is using atenolol to treat their hypertension or high blood pressure they can start off with an initial dose of 50 milligrams given once daily after about one

To two weeks if the patient doesn’t have an adequate response they can increase the dose to 100 milligrams the guide line dosage for atenolol in hypertension is anywhere from 25 to 100 milligrams given daily in one or two divided doses if somebody is using atenolol to treat chronic chest pain they can also start off with the dose of 50 milligrams taken once

Daily however in this setting after one week they can increase the dose to 100 milligrams if needed some patients may need to increase the dose further and the maximum dose in this setting would be 200 milligrams daily as with all medications there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients may experience while using atenolol so i’ll go over some

Of those here now rady arrhythmias may happen in up to 18 percent of patients so 12 percent of patients may feel cold extremities hypotension or low blood pressure can happen anywhere from four all the way up to twenty five percent of the time dizziness comes in at a rate of 13% and surprisingly depression comes in at a rate of up to 12 percent up to 26 percent

Of patients may have a feeling of fatigue now some more rare but serious side effects will be the development or aggravation of heart failure also myocardial infarction or heart attack patients may experience anaphylaxis and others may develop a pulmonary embolism and lastly some patients especially if they stop the medications abruptly may experience withdrawal

Symptoms that’s all we’re going to talk about today with atenolol as always a very thankful you take the time to come by and watch on my videos if you found the information valuable and you’d like to help grow this channel you can like the videos share the videos or most importantly subscribe to the youtube channel there’s also some links in the description you

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