, a cardiovascular medication in the beta-blocker group, is primarily used to treat chest pains and hypertension
. It is also used in the prevention of heart
attacks and irregular heart beat episodes and in treating migraine headaches
and alcohol withdrawal symptoms
. Atecard is used in treating coronary heart disease
, angina, arrhythmia and hypertension as well and it can diminish symptoms of Graves Disease until the antithyroid medication kicks in. Atecard works by slowing the heart rate and reducing the heart’s load in the process. This medication works well because it does not pose a risk to the central nervous system
and is available in 25, 50 and 100mg tablets. Atecard is suitable to treat heart disorders in patients with extensive liver
conditions as it is filtered and excreted in the kidneys
, thereby reducing the load on the liver.
For hypertension, patients with unimpaired renal function may be given 25 to 50 mg per day. Doctors will tend to give a lower dose initially and gradually increase the dosage each week, checking for responses. Dosage can range from 20 to 200mg. For angina, 100mg is typically quite sufficient.
patients receive the lowest dose possible since they are at risk of bronchospasms or tightening of the airways as a result of taking Atecard. Hexoprenaline or salbutamol
may be used if this occurs.
For patients with renal function impairment, doses are altered based on the doctor’s observations of the patient’s response to the medication. For example, end-stage renal failure patients dependent on dialysis will often receive 50mg of Atecard after the dialysis session. They may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking the medication.
Atecard causes fewer side effects than other beta-blockers yet some users will still experience certain side effects. Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness
, hair loss
, sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and a runny or clogged nose
. These symptoms may not manifest but should they appear, consult your doctor.
Rare but more serious side effects are 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.
Many medications react with Atecard and you should inform your doctor if you take allergy
medication, MAO inhibitors, diabetes
medication, or other cardiovascular medications. People who suffer from asthma should inform their doctor so that their dosages can be properly managed and tested.
Atecard can cause lessened activity and drowsiness so avoid doing work requiring full attention and avoid alcohol consumption to prevent increased drowsiness.
This medication also passes through breast
milk and may also affect fertility. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Atecard has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of atecard is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
• Atecard available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets