Atenolol

Name:

Atenolol

Generic Name:

Atenolol

Form:

Tablet

Medication Class:

Beta Blocker

Active Ingredient:

Atenolol

Pregnancy Category:

Usually not recommended (Category D)

NDCs

0093-0752 · 0093-0753 · 0093-0787 · 0378-0218 · 0378-0231 · 0378-0757 · 0615-3532 · 0615-3533 · 0615-3544 · 0615-8026 · 0615-8027 · More...

About this medication

Atenolol is the name of the medication. It comes in the form of a tablet, and should be taken by mouth. It belongs to a class of medications called Beta Blocker.

Why is this medication prescribed

This medication helps several conditions: High blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, chest pain, migraines, panic attacks, tremors and more. Ask your physician why he or she gave you

How does it work

Atenolol belongs to a group of medications called Beta blockers. They make your heart beat slower, and with less force. Your blood pressure will go down because the heart pumps less blood through your blood vessels.

How to use it

This medication comes as a tablet. You should put it in your mouth and swallow it with a glass of water.

What to do if you are pregnant

Tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Studies show that when pregnant women use the medication, some babies are born with problems related to the medication. However, in some serious situations, the medication may still help the mother and the baby more than it might harm. Talk with your physician about it.

Last Update: May 13th 2017
Data sources: Label (May 13th 2017), FDA (May 31st 2015)