Atenolol is used to treat some heart problems and high blood pressure. It is also sometimes used for other conditions.
Take atenolol regularly as directed with a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and carry on as normal. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with atenolol including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
|Tell your doctor|
Tiredness or weakness
Trouble sleeping, strange dreams
Cold hands and feet, tingling or numbness
Changes in sexual function
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Lightheaded or dizzy after standing up
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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