Atenolol is a selective beta-1 blocker like Propranolol that slows down the activity of your heart by stopping the transmission of messages from the nerves to your heart. It acts on the heart and blood vessels and therefore is widely used for cardiac problems. Atenolol can be used to treat high blood pressure, angina, arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms), and prevent migraines.
Atenolol can be taken by mouth as tablets. The usual adult dose of Atenolol is 25-100 mg once daily.
Common dosing schedule:
Atenolol should be taken at the same time every day and can be taken with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Atenolol may interact with:
Atenolol may interact with a number of drugs. Consult your doctor/pharmacist if you are taking other medications to see if dose adjustment for aluminium hydroxide is needed.
In Hong Kong, Atenolol is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Atenolol in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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