Atenolol tablets belong to a group of medicines known as beta blockers. They can be used to help:
High blood pressure, or hypertension rarely has any noticeable symptoms but if it is left untreated it can increase your risk of suffering a kidney disease, a stroke, dementia, a heart attack or failure. High blood pressure affects 1 in 4 adults in England yet over 5 million people are estimated to be unaware they have it.
The only way to identify a high blood pressure problem and potentially catch a life threatening condition is to have your blood pressure checked regularly, at least once every 5 years. People over the age of 65, people who are overweight and have an unhealthy diet are the most at risk of high blood pressure. There are steps which can be taken to reduce your blood pressure and keep it in check.
To obtain Atenolol, simply add to basket to begin your consultation.
Please take Atenolol tablets exactly as your doctor has told you, making sure to read all packing and leaflets thoroughly before use.
For high blood pressure, the typical starting dose is 50 – 100mg taken once a day.
Please note, like all medicine, Atenolol tablets can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before taking Atenolol tablets.
The active substance is atenolol. Each tablet contains either 25mg, 50mg or 100mg of the active substance.
The other ingredients are:
Calcium hydrogen phosphate dehydrate, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, maize starch, crospovidone, propylene glycol, sodium laurylsulfate, hydrogenated vegetable oil, titanium dioxide (E171), cellulose microcrystalline (E460), hypromellose 5cP (E464), purified talc (E553).