Atenolol belongs to the group of medication called beta blockers. This medication is used for treating hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure. This medication helps by blocking certain natural chemicals which include epinephrine, from affecting the heart, the blood vessels, and the blood circulation. This helps by reducing the strain caused on the heart and helps by lowering one’s heart rate and blood pressure.
By lowering high blood pressure, you can prevent chances of heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. You can also use Atenolol to treat angina and to improve one’s chances of survival after a heart attack.