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Atenolol

Brand names: ALONET ATEHEXAL ATEHEXAL COMP (in combination) ATENIDONE (in combination) ATENOLAN ATENOLAN-COMP (in combination) BETA-NICARDIA (in combination) HYPERNOL NIF-TEN (in combination) NIFETEX (in combination) NIFTEN (in combination) NORMATEN PRENOLOL PRETENOL C (in combination) TARGET (in combination) TENOL TENOLOL TENORET (in combination) TENORETIC (in combination) TENORMIN TREDOL TYPOFEN (in combination) VASCOTEN VELORIN

Description

Atenolol is a beta-blocker which is beta1-selective, (i.e. acts preferentially on beta1-adrenergic receptors in the heart). Atenolol is without intrinsic sympathomimetic and membrane-stabilising activities and as with other beta-blockers, has negative inotropic effects.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Atenolol
C Cardiovascular system → C07 Beta blocking agents → C07A Beta blocking agents → C07AB Beta blocking agents, selective

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