Tenormin is licensed to treat high blood pressure, angina, and other conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. The medicine works by blocking a specific type of beta receptor -- this lowers the heart rate and blood pressure and decreases the workload of the heart. Regular use can decrease the risks that accompany long-term high blood pressure. Possible side effects include depression, dizziness, and tiredness.
What Is Tenormin?
Tenormin® (atenolol) is a prescription medicine that has been approved to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.
Who Makes It?
Tenormin is made by IPR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is marketed and distributed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
What Is It Used For?
Tenormin has been licensed to treat a number of conditions. These uses include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Relieving angina symptoms
- Treating a person after a heart attack to improve survival.
It may also be recommended for other reasons, such as treatment for migraines or anxiety. Tenormin has not been approved for use in children.