Warnings and Precautions With Atenolol
Among the people who should not take atenolol are those with serious heart failure, certain types of irregular heart rhythms, or certain allergies. Conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking it include asthma, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease. Additional precautions and warnings with atenolol include potential drug interactions and an increased risk of angina.
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure, a history of heart attack, or 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
- Are breastfeeding
- Will be undergoing surgery or anesthesia.
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.