Atenolol is a custom pharmacy drug, a beta blocker that is prescribed by physicians for treatment of several medical conditions, the most common being high blood pressure and chest pain. Atenolol works by slowing the heart and helping to minimize its workload thus allowing for less stress on the heart and its functioning. The use of this drug may prevent heart attacks, strokes, and/or kidney problems in some patients.
Atenolol should be taken orally, one to two times a day as prescribed by your physician. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have further questions after first being prescribed the use of atenolol by your physician.
Side effects often differ from individual to individual. Some may experience no side effects at all while others may experience one or more side effects. Common side effects seen with atenolol are:
Many other side effects are possible as each person is unique, so if any of the above or any other side effects are experienced, monitor your condition closely and seek medical assistance if you feel it is warranted, and certainly if any side effects are increasing in intensity and/or lingering.
Do not drink any orange juice or apple juice within 4 hours of your dosage of atenolol as either may block the absorption of the drug into the body. All patients, especially anyone with a history of pulmonary or heart problems/issues, considering the use of atenolol should first consult with their physician before beginning use as it is important for them to know your medical history and be aware of any medications that you are currently using.
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