whether atenolol should be used for initial treatment of hypertension

Experts are questioning whether atenolol should be used for initial treatment of hypertension.

New studies suggest that atenolol (Tenormin) may not work as well to prevent MIs and strokes as other antihypertensives.

The large LIFE study shows that Cozaar (losartan) is more effective than atenolol for preventing stroke.

Get concise, unbiased advice for effective drug therapy, plus CE/CME

Prescriber's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and guidelines
  • 48+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote