Is atenolol a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker?

Is atenolol a beta blocker or calcium channel blocker?

Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

How is atenolol used to treat high blood pressure?

Atenolol is used to: 1 decrease hypertension (high blood pressure) 2 reduce angina (chest pain) 3 after a heart attack, reduce the amount of work your heart muscle has to do to push blood through your body

What are the different brands of atenolol tablets?

Combination brands of atenolol with a ‘water tablet’ (diuretic) called chlortalidone are Tenoret® and Tenoretic® (this combination also goes by the name co-tenidone). Combination brands of atenolol with the calcium-channel blocker nifedipine, are Beta-Adalat® and Tenif®.

What are the side effects of atenolol and nifedipine?

Atenolol + Nifedipine is a combination drug that is composed of atenolol, a beta blocker; and nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker. This drug is used in the treatment of hypertension.

When to use calcium channel blocker with beta adrenergic blocker?

The combination of a beta adrenergic blocker with a calcium channel blocker is used when monotherapy is not fully effective at controlling symptoms. Beta adrenergic blocking agents prevent stimulation of the beta adrenergic receptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system and therefore decrease the activity of the heart.

Is valsartan a calicum channel blocker?

Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels. Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Valsartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves blood flow.

Is Vasotec a calcium channel blocker?

Vasotec® is one of the brand names this drug is sold under, and it can also be found in the form of enalapril maleate felodipine, a combination drug that includes a calcium channel blocker. Like other drugs used to treat high blood pressure, it can cause side effects like dizziness, nausea, and headaches, especially as the patient adjusts.

Is Toprol a calcium channel blocker?

Toprol XL. Toprol XL usual adult dose is 100-450 mg daily in single or divided doses. Drug interactions include calcium channel blockers (for example, verapamil [Isoptin]) and digoxin (Lanoxin). There are no adequate studies of Toprol XL in pregnant women and is secreted in human breast milk.

How should I take calcium channel blockers?

Calcium channel blockers should always be taken with a meal or a glass of milk to protect the stomach. You should not, however, take calcium channel blockers with grapefruit juice or grapefruit. Grapefruit (and its juice) can alter the effects of many drugs, including calcium channel blockers.