Sever and his coworkers showed that the calcium channel blocker-treated group had significantly less blood pressure variability over time than did those treated with atenolol
. This finding provides a plausible mechanistic explanation for the previously reported superior clinical outcomes with the calcium channel blocker.
CHICAGO -- Atenolol
may be about as effective as carvedilol for improving survival and reducing hospitalizations in patients with systolic heart failure, based on a retrospective review of more than 1,000 patients who did not undergo randomization.
This recommendation was based on results from meta-analyses that suggest beta-blockers, especially atenolol
, may not be as cardioprotective as other antihypertensives.
Reader: My cardiologist has me taking a beta-blocker, atenolol
, for high blood pressure.
? For the past year, I have been taking 25 mg of Atenolol
and 12.5 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide to control my blood pressure.
He reported on 96 men who were started on 50 mg/day of atenolol
for cardiovascular indications.
A recent independent study of nearly 9,200 patients in Scandinavia and the United States has shown that Merck & Co.'s blood-pressure medication Cozaar is markedly better than the older, more widely prescribed drug atenolol
at preventing strokes and diabetes in patients with high blood pressure.
1) Acenocoumarol 2 mg Tab, Acenocoumarol 3 mg Tab, Acenocoumarol 1 mg Tab, Amiodarone HCl 200 mg Tab, Amiodarone HCl 150 mg, 3 ml Inj, Amlodipine 5 mg + Atenolol
50 mg Tab, Amlodipine 5 mg+Indapamide SR 1.5 mg Tab, Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg Tab, Amlodipine besylate 5 mg Tab, Amloride Hcl 5 mg + Frusemide 40 mg Tab, Aspirin 75 mg + Atorvastatin 10 mg Tab, Atorvastatin 10 mg + Finofibrate 160 mg Tab, Asprin 75 mg Tab, Atenolol
25 mg Tab, Atenolol
50 mg Tab
CHICAGO -- Atenolol
may be as effective as carvedilol for improving survival and reducing hospitalizations in patients with systolic heart failure, based on a retrospective review of more than 1,000 unrandomized patients.
BARCELONA -- An antihypertensive treatment regimen of amlodipine plus perindopril led to 34% fewer cases of new-onset diabetes, compared with a regimen of atenolol
plus bendroflumethiazide, in a controlled study with more than 14,000 hypertensive patients.
Cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, in the losartan intervention for end-point reduction in hypertension study (LIFE): a randomised trial against atenolol
, Lancet 2002; 359:995-1003.
Working with the office of women's health, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency is focusing specifically on labetalol and atenolol
, two drugs that women often use to treat high blood pressure during pregnancy.