Atenolol

BreastfeedingGeriatricPediatric
  • TRADE NAMES: Antipressan; Apo-Atenol; AteHexal; Atendol; Beta-Adalat (Bayer); Evitocor; Kalten (BPC); Noten; Novo-Atenol; Nu-Atenol; Taro-Atenol; Tenif (AstraZeneca); Tenolin; Tenoret 50 (AstraZeneca); Tenoretic (AstraZeneca); Tenormin (AstraZeneca); Tenormine
  • INDICATIONS: Angina, hypertension, acute myocardial infarction
  • CLASS: Antiarrhythmic class II, Beta adrenergic blocker, Beta blocker
  • HALF-LIFE: 6–7 hours (adults)
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Alfuzosin, Calcium channel blockers, Cisplatin, Clonidine, Digitalis glycosides, Diltiazem, Disopyramide, Epinephrine, Indomethacin, Reserpine, Verapamil

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: D

Contra-indicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, or overt cardiac failure.

Beta-Adalat and Tenif are atenolol and nifedipine. Kalten, Tenoret 50 and Tenoretic are atenolol and chlorthalidone. Chlorthalidone is a sulfonamide and can be absorbed systemically. Sulfonamides can produce severe, possibly fatal, reactions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

CESSATION OF THERAPY

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Our database has 61 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN.
HAIR.
NAILS.
MUCOSAL.
CARDIOVASCULAR.
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC.
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC.
GENITOURINARY.
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL.
OCULAR.
RENAL.
RESPIRATORY.
OTHER.


Page last updated 04/21/2020

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric
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