Atenolol is a generic name for the popular brands such as Tenormin and Loten. Atenolol belongs to the category of drugs known as beta blockers and they are drugs that affect the heart and the circulatory system.
Atenolol is prescribed for the lowering of blood pressure and to lower heart rate, to reduce chest pains or angina and to prevent heart attacks.
Atenolol may also be used for other purposes aside from the ones mentioned above.
Before deciding to take Atenolol, inform your doctor if you have the following medical conditions:
Atenolol should also not be taken by pregnant women. This drug belongs to the class of drugs who belong to pregnancy category D. Atenolol may cause harmful effects to the baby. Among its effects are low birth weight, injuries and others. Atenolol also passes into the breast milk of nursing mothers. Do not breast feed while on Atenolol therapy unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Always inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Atenolol before any surgery.
Atenolol Intake Guidelines
Atenolol should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Never deviate from your doctor’s instructions regarding our intake.
Each dose of Atenolol must be taken with a full glass of water.
Atenolol is not a stomach irritant therefore it can be taken with or without food.
The Atenolol tablet must be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, chewed or broken.
Never abruptly cease Atenolol intake. The stopping of this medication must be under a doctor’s supervision.
The effective dosage for Atenolol can only be determined by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding dosage.
Atenolol overdose is manifested by the following symptoms:
If any of these symptoms is present and overdose is suspected, immediately seek emergency medical attention.
Atenolol Missed Dose
If you happen to miss a dose of Atenolol, you can still make up for it provided that it is not yet near the time for the next scheduled dose. But if it is almost time for the next dose, it is best that you forego the dose you missed and proceed with the next one.
Atenolol Side Effects
These are among the most common side effects associated with Atenolol intake
Other side effects may also occur and if they any of these side effects become intolerable and bothersome for you, immediately consult your doctor for the proper course of action.
Atenolol Drug Reactions
The following drugs may not be fully endorsed for use together with Atenolol:
Other drugs may also affect Atenolol. It is best that you inform your doctor of the drugs you are taking or have taken.
In some countries ATENOLOL may also be known as: Antipressan, Atehexal, Betatop, Blocotenol, Cuxanorm, Duratenol, Evitocor, Falitonsin, Jenatenol, Juvental, Noten, Tenlol, Tonoprotect, Xaten, Atel, Atenoblock, Atenovit, Cardioblock, Corpaz, Fabotenol, Felobits, Ilaten, Myocord, Plenacor, Prenormine, Telvodin, Tensilol, Tozolden, Vericordin, Anselol, Tenormin, Tensig, Arcablock, Atenolan, Betasyn, Atenotop, Docateno, Ablok, Angipress, Atecard, Ateneo, Atenobal, Atenolab, Atenopress, Atenorm, Atenuol, Atepress, Biotenor, Ditenol, Neotenol, Sifnolol, Apo-Atenol, Novo-Atenol, Nu-Atenol, Betacar, Grifotenol, Labotensil, Ateblocor, Atenobene, Catenol, Corotenol, Atenet, Atenodan, Atenor, Uniloc, Atenblock, Tenoblock, Tenoprin, Tenormine, Ate Lich, Atebeta, Atenogamma, Adenamin, Azectol, Estanolin, Fealin, Mesonex, Neocardon, Synarome, Umoder, Adoll, CP-Atenol, Hypernol, Lo-Ten, Martenol, Normaten, Nortelol, Oraday, Ternolol, Tredol, Velorin, Atenomel, Blokium, Huma-Atenol, Prinorm, Beta, Beten, Cadpres, Hipres, Lonol, Atecor, Ateni, Atenogen, Trantalol, Normalol, Normiten, Seles Beta, Ranlol, Urosin, Vascoten, Atoken, Blotex, Min-T, Nosbal, Atestad, Cardioten, Durabeta, Tenor-Bloc, Tenostat, Tensimin, Therabloc, Normocard, Ancoren, Tessifol, Atenolan, Hypoten, Atenoblok, Hexa-Blok, Ten-Bloka, Venapulse, Prenolol, Neatenol, Tanser, Atenil, Cardaxen, Selobloc, Atcard, Coratol, Nolol, Preloc, Tenocor, Tetalin, Nortan, Tensidif, Tensinor, Tensotin, Atenix, Beloc, Ritmilan