Drug: atenolol

Atenolol is generally well tolerated, and side effects are mild and transient. Its side effects include:
  • abdominal cramps,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation,
  • fatigue,
  • insomnia,
  • nausea,
  • depression,
  • dreaming, memory loss,
  • fever,
  • impotence,
  • lightheadedness,
  • slow heart rate,
  • abnormal heart rhythm,
  • low blood pressure,
  • numbness,
  • tingling,
  • cold extremities, and
  • sore throat.
Atenolol can cause breathing difficulties in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. In patients with existing slow heart rates (bradycardias) and heart blocks (defects in the electrical conduction of the heart), atenolol can cause dangerously slow heart rates and even shock. Atenolol reduces the force of heart muscle contraction and can aggravate symptoms of heart failure. In patients with coronary artery disease, abruptly stopping atenolol can suddenly worsen angina, and occasionally precipitate heart attacks. If it is necessary to discontinue atenolol, its dosage can be reduced gradually over several weeks.

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Yes

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Tablets: 25, 50 and 100 mg. Injection: 5 mg/10 ml

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Atenolol should be store at room temperature 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

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  • The dose for treating high blood pressure or angina is 25-100 mg once daily.
  • Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) is treated with two 5 mg injections administered 10 minutes apart. Ten minutes after the last injection, give 50 mg every 12 hours followed by 100 mg oral atenolol daily for 6-9 days. If atenolol injections are not appropriate, patients may be treated with 100 mg daily of oral atenolol for 7 days.

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Atenolol may cause harm and growth retardation in the fetus when given to pregnant women.

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Atenolol is excreted in breast milk and my cause adverse effects in an infant being breastfed. Medically reviewed by Omudhome Ogbru, PharmDReference: FDA Prescribing Information

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