Generic Atenolol (Tenormin) is classified under a group of drugs known as beta-blocker. Made to treat angina and hypertension, Generic Atenolol works to affect the flow of blood through the veins and arteries. In many instances, the occurrence of chest pain and high blood pressure can lead to deadly conditions including heart attacks. Generic Atenolol may also be used to treat and prevent heart attack.
Heart & Cholesterol Atenolol (Generic) What are generics? Generic drugs, marketed without brand names, contain the exact same active ingredients used in their brand-name counterparts, but cost significantly less. The drugs are required to meet US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards for safety, purity and effectiveness.
Generic Atenolol (Tenormin) is a beta-blocker that stimulates healthy blood flow and heart activity for people who suffer from hypertension and angina. Generic Atenolol is a lifesaving medication that can help treat symptoms of angina and hypertension!
Generic Atenolol may also be marketed as:
*Atenolol® is manufactured by Mutual Pharmaceuticals
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How to take
Take Generic Atenolol at the same time every day with a full glass of water. Contact your doctor for the precise instructions that apply to you.
Check your blood pressure regularly when taking this medication to monitor its effects on your condition.
Inform your doctor and surgeon that you are taking this medication before you go in for any surgical procedure or medical test. Do not stop taking this medication without first speaking to your doctor, as suddenly halting treatment may worsen your condition. For best results, combine treatment with healthy diet and exercise.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction (See Drug Interactions for more information). Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following side-effects associated with an allergic reaction: hives, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat or face.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
- Decelerated or uneven heartbeats
- Fainting spells
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Sharp stomach pains
- Discolored urine or stool
- Loss of appetite
- Severe skin reactions including rash, discoloration, jaundice, blistering or peeling
- Unusual mood swings
- A cold feeling in your hands and feet
Less urgent side-effects associated with Generic Atenolol include:
- Decreased sex drive
- Difficulty achieving sexual climax
- Anxiety and nausea
Additional side-effects may result from taking this medication. Consult a medical profession before taking this or any other medication.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. See Drug Interactions section for more information.
Before taking Generic Atenolol, consult your doctor if you have a history of any of the following medical conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Liver problems
- Low blood pressure
- Sick sinus syndrome
- Congestive heart failure
- Heart block
- Slow heartbeats
- Myasthenia gravis
- Raynaud's syndrome
- Any illnesses relating to circulation
Do not take this medication if you are pregnant, or plan on becoming pregnant. Consult your doctor if it is safe to take this medication while breastfeeding.
Always read the ingredients before taking this or any other medication to ensure that there are no elements that may elicit an allergic reaction. Do not take Generic Atenolol if you are allergic to atenolol.
Contact your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications before adding Generic Atenolol to your treatment plan:
- any MAO inhibitor
- any heart medication
- any medicine for asthma or additional breathing disorders
- any diet pills
- any allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing)
- any cold medications
- any stimulant medications
Always inform your doctor of any medications you are taking (including vitamins, herbal supplements, and over the counter medications) before embarking on a new treatment. Additional medications not listen here may interact negatively with your medication.
Do not take more than your recommended dosage. Miss doses should be taken as soon as you remember, unless it is nearly time for your next treatment.
Keep Generic Atenolol in a cool, dry place away from heat and moisture. Dispose of any unused medication past the point of expiry. Keep out of reach of children and pets.