What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking atenolol if you have:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, or an irregular heart rhythm
- A slow heart rate
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease
- Raynaud's phenomenon or other circulation problems
- A blood vessel disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to other beta blockers, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Atenolol in Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Atenolol and Breastfeeding)
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you may be currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Atenolol for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)