ATENOLOL - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Tenormin
When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Get medical help right away if you develop:
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your medical provider has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not experience serious side effects. Tell your medical provider right away if you experience any serious side effects, including:
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, request a callback for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Before using this medication, tell your medical provider or pharmacist your medical history—especially of:
Although this medication may be used to treat heart failure, some people may (in rare cases) develop new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, especially at the start of Atenolol treatment. Tell your medical provider right away if you develop any of these serious side effects:
This product may also make it harder to control your blood sugar. Check your blood sugar regularly as directed and share the results with your medical provider. Tell your medical provider right away if you experience symptoms of high blood sugar such as increased thirst or urination. They may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program or diet. It is more likely this medication could cause hypoglycemia. If you experience signs of low blood sugar, see your medical provider in person. Signs of hypoglycemia include:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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