, used in the prevention of myocardial infarctions and irregular heart
beat episodes and in treating migraine headaches
and alcohol withdrawal symptoms
, is primarily used to treat chest pains and hypertension
. It is also effective in treating coronary heart illness, 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. Aterol 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 is that this medication is filtered and excreted in the kidneys
, reducing the workload on the liver
and making Aterol suitable for the treatment of heart disorders in patients with extensive liver conditions. Available in 25, 50 and 100mg tablets, Aterol is taken 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 to start and increase the dosage 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 Aterol, 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 Aterol after the dialysis session. It is important to note that these patients may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking this medication.
Aterol has fewer reported side effects than other beta-blockers yet it still produces some side effects in patients. Common side effects include languor, dizziness
, 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 conditions, seek immediate medical attention.
Aterol has a negative drug interaction with many other medications. Due of this, it is extremely important for you to inform your healthcare professional if you take allergy
medication, MAO inhibitors, diabetes
medication, or other cardiovascular medications. Patients with asthma need inform their healthcare professional of their condition so that their dosages can be properly managed and tested.
Aterol can cause the patient to become more docile and drowsy so the patient will want to avoid work requiring full attention. It is also advised that the patient avoid alcohol consumption to prevent increased somnolence while taking Aterol.
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.
Aterol has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of aterol is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
• Aterol available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets