Gender differences and heart disease
... first time, researchers have uncovered that women derive a lesser benefit than men from two common high-blood-pressure-lowering drugs -- losartan and atenolol
-- for the reduction of left-ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). The condition is a thickening and enlargement of muscle of the left ventricle of the heart...
Ranbaxy Gets FDA Approval for Hypertension Drug
...o manufacture and market generic hypertension drug atenolol
in the country.
Ranbaxy plans to market atenolol
tablets of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg dosage manufac...eased to receive this final FDA approval to market atenolol
tablets. This will further expand our product port...
Evidence against use of Beta blockers as first choice in the treatment of primary hypertension
...ailure, and premature death. However, a preliminary analysis has shown that atenolol
is not very effective in hypertension.
A recent study, published in t...ancet, was conducted with the aim to substantially enlarge previous data on atenolol
and analyse the effect of different beta blockers on stroke, myocardial inf...
New Drugs For High Blood Pressure Better Than Old Ones
...k factors for cardiovascular events. Half of the patients were assigned the atenolol
based regimen and half the amlodipine-based regimen. After 5 years the inve... amlodipine-based regimen had lower blood pressure values than those on the atenolol
-based regimen. They also found that the newer drugs prevented more major c...
Better Treatment For Hypertension
Hypertensive patients either received the calcium channel blocker amlodipine with or without the ACE inhibitor perindopril or the beta-blocker atenolol
with or without the diuretic bendroflumethiazide.
The trial ran for five years, but it was prematurely stopped after concerns arose that patients t...
Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers
... showed an average increase of 0.0145 millimetres a year, compared to 0.0087 millimetres a year in those on lacidipine. This was despite the fact that atenolol
was somewhat more effective in lowering the blood pressure. Evidently calcium-channel blockers have benefits in addition to this, and can act on calci...