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What do you need to know about atenolol tablets?

What do you need to know about atenolol tablets?

Highlights for atenolol. Atenolol oral tablet is available as a brand-name drug and a generic drug. Brand name: Tenormin. Atenolol comes only as a tablet you take by mouth. Atenolol is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. It can also help prevent heart attack or heart damage after a heart attack.

When to stop taking atenolol after a heart attack?

Atenolol is also used to lower the risk of death after a heart attack. You should not use this atenolol if you have a serious heart condition such as “AV block,” very slow heartbeats, or heart failure. Do not stop taking atenolol without first talking to your doctor.

Can you take atenolol and clonidine at the same time?

Clonidine must be carefully managed if it’s combined with atenolol. Suddenly stopping the drug while also taking atenolol can cause a big jump in blood pressure. Taking indomethacin with atenolol can reduce the blood pressure-lowering effects of atenolol.

What are the side effects of atenolol for pregnant women?

Atenolol reduces blood pressure, so you might not get as much blood to your hands and feet. For pregnant women: Atenolol is a category D pregnancy drug. That means two things: Studies show a risk of adverse effects to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.

Which time of day is best to take atenolol?

atenolol, dosage. Responses (1) If it tends to make you sleepy (it does with some people) then it is best to take it at night but if it doesnt make you sleepy then morning is fine too.

How long does it take to withdraw from atenolol?

You can expect most of the atenolol to be out of your system after 35 hours. If you have poor kidney function then elimination is significantly affected. Age, health, duration on medicine etc all affect this too.

What’s the best alternative to atenolol?

Most people will be changed to metoprolol succinate, as it is clinically the closest alternative to atenolol. Keep in mind, however, that each person’s situation is different, and your clinicians will find the best alternative for you.

What is a normal dose of atenolol?

Most people begin dosage at 25-50 mg. According to medical literature on this topic, maximum atenolol dosage is 100 mg (although some patients may take as much as 200 mg) and this may not be high enough to completely lower blood pressure.