Atendol, a cardiovascular medicament in the beta-blocker group, is primarily used to treat chest pains and high blood pressure. It is also used in the prevention of heart attacks and irregular heart beat episodes and in treating migraine headaches and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Atendol is used in treating coronary heart illness, angina, arrhythmia and high blood pressure as well and it can diminish symptoms of Graves Disease until the antithyroid medicament kicks in. Atendol works by slowing the heart rate and reducing the heart's load in the process. This medicament works well because it does not pose a risk to the central nervous system and is available in 25, 50 and 100mg tablets. Atendol is suitable to treat heart disorders in patients with extensive liver conditions because it is filtered and excreted in the kidneys, thereby reducing the load on the liver.
For high blood pressure, patients with unimpaired renal function may be given 25 to 50 mg per day. Doctors often give a lower dosage initially and gradually increase the dosage each week, checking for the patient's response to the treatment. Dosage can range from 20 to 200mg. For angina, 100mg is frequently quite sufficient.
Asthma patients are given the lowest dosage possible since they are at risk of bronchospasms or tightening of the airways as a result of taking Atendol. Hexoprenaline or salbutamol may be administered if this occurs.
For patients with renal function impairment, dosages are altered based on the doctor's observations and the patient's response to the medicament. For example, end-stage renal failure patients dependent on dialysis will typically receive 50mg of Atendol after the dialysis session. Note that these patients may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking the medicament.
Atendol causes less side effects than other beta-blockers yet some users will still experience side effects. Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, stomach pains, constipation, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and a runny or clogged nose. In the event that any of these symptoms arise, contact your doctor immediately.
Rare, more serious side effects include hallucinations, visual distortion, a tingling feeling in the hands and feet, low blood pressure, rashes and skin disorders, and difficulty in hearing or speaking. These are serious side effects and require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
There are many drugs known to interact negatively with Atendol. Because of this, you should inform your doctor if you take atopy medicament, MAO inhibitors, diabetes medicament, or other cardiovascular medicaments. Patients who suffer from asthma should inform their doctor so that their dosages can be properly managed and tested.
Atendol can cause lower levels of activity and drowsiness so avoid work requiring full attention and avoid alcohol consumption to prevent increased drowsiness.
This medicament passes through breast milk and may also affect fertility. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding prior to taking this medicament.
Atendol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of atendol is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
• Atendol available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets
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