Several companies produce generic Tenormin, such as Teva Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Mylan Laboratories. The medication is sold under the name Atenolol tablets and is available in several different strengths. It is commonly used to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions.
Tenormin® (atenolol) is a prescription medication used for lowering blood pressure (hypertension), relieving angina symptoms, and improving the chances of survival after a heart attack. It may also be used "off-label" for other reasons, such as migraines or anxiety.
Tenormin is part of a class of medicines called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, or beta blockers for short. It helps to block a specific type of beta receptor called beta-1 receptors. By blocking beta-1 receptors, the medication causes the reverse effect of stress hormones, such as adrenaline (epinephrine). It decreases heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as the workload of the heart, which means the heart requires less blood and oxygen to work properly.
Tenormin was originally developed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. The patent has since expired, and generic Tenormin is now available.
Generic Tenormin is sold under the name Atenolol tablets and is available in several strengths, including:
- Atenolol 25 mg
- Atenolol 50 mg
- Atenolol 100 mg.
Generic Tenormin is currently manufactured by a number of companies, such as:
- Mylan Laboratories
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals.