Atenolol 25 mg Tablets
Atenolol (Tenormin®) is a prescription medicine approved to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Specifically, it is used to control high blood pressure, relieve angina symptoms, and improve survival following a heart attack. Atenolol comes in a number of strengths, including:
- 25 mg
- 50 mg
- 100 mg.
The recommended starting atenolol dosage for the treatment of high blood pressure is 50 mg once a day. The recommended starting dosage for people with angina is atenolol 50 mg, taken once a day. After a week or so, based on your respond to the medicine, the dosage may be increased or decreased (to 25 mg atenolol tablets or 100 mg atenolol tablets).
Following a heart attack, atenolol is given in the hospital through an intravenous line (IV). Your healthcare provider may then recommend continuing the medication following discharge from the hospital.
Atenolol has been studied extensively in people with high blood pressure, people with angina, and people who have recently had a heart attack. In these clinical studies, some of the common side effects that were seen with atenolol included tiredness, low blood pressure, and dizziness.
(Click Atenolol Dose for more detailed dosing guidelines for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina, to find out what factors your healthcare provider will consider before making a dosing recommendation, and for tips on using this medication.)