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Atenolol (Generic Tenormin)
What is Atenolol?
Atenolol is a medication belonging to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. It operates by blocking certain natural chemicals in your body, such as adrenaline, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart, enabling better blood flow and reducing the risk of heart-related complications.
What is Atenolol used to treat?
Atenolol is primarily used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina). Additionally, after a heart attack, Atenolol is used to improve survival rates. Managing high blood pressure effectively helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
What are the common side effects of Atenolol?
Common side effects of Atenolol include fatigue, dizziness, and cold hands/feet. Other side effects may include depression, shortness of breath, and bradycardia (slow heart rate). In rare instances, Atenolol can prompt severe side effects; if you experience symptoms like blue fingers/toes or trouble breathing, seek immediate medical attention.
For more detailed information about Atenolol, you can refer to the following sources:
- Tenormin (Atenolol) prescription label, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Atenolol, MedlinePlus.
- Atenolol, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
The content on this page has been medically reviewed for accuracy and comprehensiveness by Amy Dougherty, FNP-BC, AGAC
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If you are experiencing high fever (>103F/39.4C), shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chest pain, heart palpitations, abnormal bruising, abnormal bleeding, extreme fatigue, dizziness, new weakness or paralysis, difficulty with speech, confusion, extreme pain in any body part, or inability to remain hydrated or keep down fluids or feel you may have any other life-threatening condition, please go to the emergency department or call 911 immediately.
Frequently asked questions
What to avoid while taking Atenolol?
While taking Atenolol, there are certain things you should avoid such as:
- Alcohol – Drinking alcohol can increase the effects of atenolol and potentially lead to dizziness or lightheadedness.
- Certain medications and supplements – Atenolol can interact with certain medications and supplements, which can be dangerous. Some meds and supplements that can interact with Atenolol include other antihypertensive medications, diabetes medications, antidepressants, NSAIDs, and potassium supplements.
- High potassium diet – Containing potassium may not be recommended for some individuals on atenolol as it might increase potassium levels in the body, which can be dangerous.
The list above is not exhaustive, and you should always ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of things you should avoid and discuss any possible interactions.
What is the most common side effect of atenolol?
Side effects of Atenolol a person might experience depend on individual factors, dosage, duration of therapy, and other concurrent health conditions or medications.
But generally, the most common side effect of Atenolol is fatigue. Other common side effects that may occur with Atenolol use are:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Cold hands and feet
More serious side effects may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
If any of these side effects occur, contact your doctor immediately.
The list of side effects is not exhaustive, and you should always ask your doctor or pharmacist for a complete list of potential side effects. Additionally, if any new symptoms appear, they should be reported to the healthcare provider as soon as possible.
What is the typical dosage for Atenolol?
The exact dosage will depend on your needs and factors such as the condition being treated, the patient’s age, other medical conditions, and other factors.
Typically the dosage prescribed is 25 mg to 100 mg taken once or twice a day.
However, it is important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and take the medication exactly as prescribed. It is also important to never change the dose or stop taking Atenolol without consulting your doctor first.
Do you need a prescription for Atenolol?
Yes, Atenolol is a prescription medication, used under the guidance of a healthcare provider. At DrHouse, our qualified healthcare professionals can assess your health condition and provide a prescription if deemed necessary.
Can you get an Atenolol prescription online?
Certainly, with DrHouse, it’s convenient and secure to get an Atenolol prescription online. Our licensed healthcare providers are available to evaluate your condition and, if appropriate, can provide an online prescription for Atenolol.
How can you get an Atenolol prescription online?
Through the DrHouse app, you can schedule a virtual consultation with one of our healthcare professionals. They will assess your health, discuss your symptoms, and if deemed suitable, they can write an online prescription for Atenolol.
Can you buy Atenolol over-the-counter (OTC)?
No, Atenolol is not available over-the-counter. It’s a prescription medication that requires an evaluation and prescription from a licensed healthcare provider, services which DrHouse provides online.
Is it legal to prescribe medicine online?
Yes, prescribing medicine online is completely legal and regulated. DrHouse operates within the legal guidelines to provide online prescriptions, offering safe and high-quality healthcare services to our patients.
What is DrHouse's prescription refill policy?
Our clinicians are able to prescribe up to a 90-day prescription for any previously prescribed medications, that are not classified as controlled substances. They use their medical judgment to determine whether to prescribe and the duration.
In certain cases, the prescription may be limited to 30 days. There also may be a 12-month cap for some prescriptions. For medications requiring annual monitoring (such as blood work or imaging), the maximum prescription limit is 90 days within a year.
How long does it take to get a prescription for Atenolol?
At DrHouse you can see an online doctor within 15 minutes and receive your prescription. From there, you have the option to either have the prescription sent to your pharmacy of choice or have the meds delivered directly to your door.
What are some other beta blocker medications available?
Other than Atenolol there are a variety of different beta blocker medications available, including:
- Metoprolol (Lopressor)
- Propranolol (Inderal)
- Betaxolol (Kerlone)
- Carvedilol (Coreg)
- Bisoprolol (Zebeta)
- Nadolol (Corgard)
- Nebivolol (Bystolic)
- Sotalol (Betapace, Sorine, Sotylize)
- Labetalol (Trandate)
- Acebutolol (Sectral)
- Timolol (Blocadren)
- Pindolol (Visken)
- Esmolol (Brevibloc)