Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking atenolol tablets.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Do not drive or perform any risky tasks unless you are sure about how it will affect you and how you might react to it.
Do NOT use atenolol tablet if you:
- Are allergic to the ingredients in atenolol tablet;
- Are taking mibefradil;
- Have a very slow heartbeat, low blood pressure after a heart attack or shock caused by heart problems.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking atenolol tablets. Research has shown that they can cause harm to the fetus. Atenolol is also found in breast milk so if you are or you will be breast-feeding consult with your doctor about all the risks and side effects.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is:
- For Hypertension: 50 to 100mg orally once a day;
- For Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis: 50 to 200mg orally once a day;
- For Angina Pectoris: 50 to 200mg orally once a day;
- For Myocardial Infarction: 50mg orally twice a day or 100mg orally once a day.
Do not take atenolol if you are taking mibefradil. There are 34 major drugs that are known to interact with atenolol.
Please consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with atenolol tablets.