Atereal, primarily used to treat chest pains and hypertension, is also used in the prevention of heart attacks and irregular heart beat episodes and in treating migraine headaches and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is also effective in treating coronary heart disease, angina, arrhythmia and hypertension and can reduce symptoms of Graves Disease until the antithyroid medication kicks in. This medication works by slowing the heart rate and reducing the workload on the heart in the process. Atereal is considered a part of the beta-blocker group of medications. It works well since it does not pose a risk to the central nervous system. An added benefit of this medication is that it is filtered and excreted in the kidneys, reducing the workload on the liver and making Atereal suitable for the treatment of heart disorders in patients with extensive liver conditions. Available in 25, 50 and 100mg pills, Atereal is administered orally.
Patients with unimpaired renal function who have hypertension may be administered 25 to 50 mg per day. Typically, for patients in this class, healthcare professionals prescribe a lower dose initially and increase the dose each week, based on the patient's response to the treatment. Dosages range from 20 to 200mg depending on the patient and condition being treated, but for angina, 100mg is frequently quite sufficient.
Due to the risk of bronchospasms (tightening of the airways) as a result of taking Atereal, asthma patients are administered the lowest dose possible. Hexoprenaline or salbutamol may be administered to the patient in the event this condition occurs.
Dosages for patients with renal function impairment vary based on the healthcare professional's observations and the patient's response to the medication. End-stage renal failure patients dependent on dialysis are frequently administered 50mg of Atereal after the dialysis session. It is important to know that these patients may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking the medication.
Atereal has fewer reported side effects than other beta-blockers yet it still produces some side effects in some patients. Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, stomach pains, constipation, baldness, sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and a runny or clogged nose. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare professional.
Serious side effects, though rare, include hallucinations, visual distortion, a tingling feeling in the hands and feet, low blood pressure, rashes and skin disorders, and difficulty hearing or speaking. These symptoms are serious and should be treated as such. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Many medications are known to interact negatively with Atereal. Due of this, you should inform your healthcare professional if you take atopy medication, MAO inhibitors, diabetes medication, or other cardiovascular medications. Patients suffering from asthma should inform their healthcare professional so that their doses can be properly managed and tested.
Atereal can cause the patient to become more docile and drowsy so avoid work requiring full attention. Patients are also advised to avoid alcohol consumption to prevent increased drowsiness.
Patients who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding, note that this medication passes through breast milk and may affect fertility. Consult your healthcare professional if you fall into any of these categories prior to taking this medication.
Atereal has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of atereal is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
• Atereal available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets
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