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Atenolol and Chlorthalidone (Atenolol / Chlorthalidone) - Summary



Atenolol and chlorthalidone tablets, USP are for the treatment of hypertension. They combine the antihypertensive activity of two agents: a beta1-selective (cardioselective) hydrophilic blocking agent (atenolol) and a monosulfonamyl diuretic (chlorthalidone).

Atenolol and chlorthalidone tablets are indicated in the treatment of hypertension. This fixed dose combination drug is not indicated for initial therapy of hypertension. If the fixed dose combination represents the dose appropriate to the individual patientÂ’s needs, it may be more convenient than the separate components.

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Media Articles Related to Atenolol and Chlorthalidone (Atenolol / Chlorthalidone)

A General Cardiologist's Approach to Managing Hypertension
Source: theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology Headlines [2015.11.23]
Dr Henry Black interviews Dr John Bisognano and discusses his approach to managing hypertension and treating resistant hypertension.
Medscape Cardiology

International Conference on Hypertension & Treatment, August 04-06, 2016, Toronto
Source: Conferences News From Medical News Today [2015.11.13]
OMICS International announces the International Conference on Hypertension & Treatment to be held during August 04-06, 2016 at Toronto, Canada, focusing on "Hypertension and Treatment" with a view...

White coat and masked hypertension associated with higher rates of heart and vascular disease
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.11.10]
Patients whose blood pressures spikes in the doctor's office but not at home, and patients whose blood pressure spikes at home but not in the doctor's office, suffer more heart attacks, heart...

Efforts needed to improve the diets of African-Americans with uncontrolled hypertension
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.11.09]
Many African Americans with uncontrolled hypertension do not have recommended food categories in their homes and are not having adequate discussions with their doctors about diet.

New studies focus on hypertension in pregnant women and children
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.11.09]
Research is revealing new insights related to hypertension in pregnant women and children.

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Published Studies Related to Atenolol and Chlorthalidone (Atenolol / Chlorthalidone)

Antihypertensive therapy with verapamil SR plus trandolapril versus atenolol plus chlorthalidone on glycemic control. [2003.05]
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that diuretics and beta blockers impair glucose tolerance, whereas calcium channel blockers and angiotensin converting enzyme blockers lack this metabolic effect. We compared the effect of a combination therapy with a nondihydropyridine calcium channel blocker plus an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor and a beta blocker plus a diuretic on hemoglobin A(1c) (Hb A(1c)) in patients with type 2 diabetes and mild-to- moderate hypertension... CONCLUSIONS: HbA(1c) and other parameters of short- and long-term glycemic control were in a more favorable range after antihypertensive treatment with verapamil SR plus trandolapril as compared with atenolol plus chlorthalidone.

Effect of atenolol and reserpine on selected events in the systolic hypertension in the elderly program (SHEP). [1995.12]
The effect of atenolol and reserpine on incidence of strokes, coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), and mortality was assessed in 4736 persons aged 60 years and older with isolated systolic hypertension. Participants were randomized to either chlorthalidone (2371), with step-up to atenolol, or reserpine if needed, or placebo (2365)...

Randomised double-blind comparative study of efficacy and safety of hydroflumethiazide and reserpine and chlortalidone and atenolol in the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension in black patients. [1993.10]
This randomised, double-blind study compared the efficacy and safety of a fixed combination of hydroflumethiazide 50 mg and reserpine 0.125 mg (H-R) and chlortalidone 12.5 mg and atenolol 50 mg (C-A) in adult black patients with mild to moderate hypertension (a resting supine diastolic blood pressure (DBP) between 95 and 115 mmHg after a two week placebo washout period)...

Comparative effects of enalapril, atenolol and chlorthalidone on blood pressure and kidney function of diabetic patients affected by arterial hypertension and persistent proteinuria. [1991]
Arterial hypertension and proteinuric nephropathy are common features in diabetic patients. In streptozotocin-diabetic rats, it has been possible to reduce the blood pressure and proteinuria by converting enzyme inhibitors, and so slowing the decline of kidney function... According to these results we can hypothesize that the inhibition of tissue angiotensin formation and its related change on the glomerular permeability, rather than renal and systemic hemodynamic features, seem to be the common mechanisms by which both enalapril as well as atenolol decrease the albuminuria in our patients.

[A comparative study of atenolol (Tenormin) and the combined preparation atenolol/chlorthalidone (Tenoretic Mite) in essential hypertension. A randomized double-blind study from general practice] [1990.04.09]
Two hundred and ninety-two hypertensive patients from general practice who had previously been treated with a diuretic with insufficient effect participated in a randomised trial for a period of three months. A total of 115 patients completed treatment with 50 mg atenolol (Tanormin) and 121 were treated with the combined preparation consisting of 50 mg atenolol and 12.5 mg chlothalidone (Tenoretic Mite) while 56 patients defected from the trial.

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Clinical Trials Related to Atenolol and Chlorthalidone (Atenolol / Chlorthalidone)

Effects of Losartan Versus Atenolol on Aortic and Cardiac Muscle Stiffness in Adults With Marfan Syndrome [Completed]
Marfan syndrome is an inherited connective tissue disorder with morbidity and mortality from aortic dilation and dissection. The degree of aortic dilation and response to beta-blockade (standard of care) vary in adults with Marfan syndrome. However, aortic stiffness is often present, and can be a predictor of aortic dilation and cardiovascular complications. In addition, adults with Marfan syndrome develop left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, which can progress to heart failure. Aortic stiffness and diastolic dysfunction are important and logical therapeutic targets in adults with Marfan syndrome. TGF-beta mediates disease pathogenesis in Marfan syndrome and contributes to aortic stiffness. The angiotensin receptor blocker, losartan, inhibits TGF-beta activity and reverses aortic wall pathology in a Marfan mouse model. Losartan also decreases aortic stiffness and improves diastolic function in hypertension, renal disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This trial is a randomized, double-blind trial of 50 adults with Marfan syndrome, treated with 6 months of atenolol vs. losartan. Arterial tonometry for aortic stiffness and echocardiography for diastolic function will be performed at the beginning and end of treatment. A blood draw for serum markers of extracellular matrix turnover and inflammation will also be performed at 0 and 6 months. We plan to determine whether losartan decreases aortic stiffness and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction significantly more than atenolol.

Effect of SLCO2B1 Genotype and Apple Juice on Pharmacokinetics of Atenolol After Oral Administration in Healthy Male Korean [Completed]

Atenolol Versus Losartan in the Prevention of Progressive Dilation of the Aorta in Marfan Syndrome [Active, not recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Losartan versus Atenolol in the progression of aortic dilatation in patients with Marfan syndrome.

Study to Assess Efficacy of Nicorandil+Atenolol vs Atenolol in Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina. [Recruiting]

Safety and Efficacy of Valsartan vs Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide Combination on Blood Flow in Hypertensive Patients [Completed]
This study evaluated the effect of valsartan on small vessel blood flow in patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension in direct comparison to atenolol and hydrochlorothiazide.

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Reports of Suspected Atenolol and Chlorthalidone (Atenolol / Chlorthalidone) Side Effects

Hypertension (12)Drug Ineffective (7)Anaemia (7)Acute Myocardial Infarction (5)Dyspnoea (5)Coronary Artery Disease (5)Headache (4)Chest Pain (4)Dizziness (4)Cough (4)more >>

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