Atenomel review

Atenomel, 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 diminish 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. Atenomel is considered a part of the beta-blocker group of medicaments. 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 Atenomel suitable for the treatment of heart disorders in patients with extensive liver conditions. Available in 25, 50 and 100mg pills, Atenomel is administered orally.

Patients with unimpaired renal function who have hypertension may be given 25 to 50 mg per day. Typically, for patients in this class, physicians 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 Atenomel, asthma patients are given the lowest dose possible. Hexoprenaline or salbutamol may be given to the patient if this condition occurs.

Dosages for patients with renal function impairment vary based on the physician's observations and the patient's response to the medication. End-stage renal failure patients dependent on dialysis are frequently given 50mg of Atenomel after the dialysis session. It is important to know that these patients may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking the medication.

Atenomel has less 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, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and a runny or clogged nose. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your physician.

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 in 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 medicaments are known to interact negatively with Atenomel. Due of this, you should inform your physician if you take atopy medication, MAO inhibitors, diabetes medication, or other cardiovascular medicaments. Patients suffering from asthma should inform their physician so that their doses can be properly managed and tested.

Atenomel 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 somnolence.

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 physician if you fall into any of these categories prior to taking this medication.

Atenomel has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of atenomel

• Molecular formula of atenomel is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
Atenomel available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets

Generic name: Atenolol

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