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Atenolol - Overview
Atenolol is a medication used in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). Push Health connects people in need of an atenolol prescription with medical providers who can prescribe atenolol medication, including generic atenolol 25 mg and atenolol 50 mg tablets, when appropriate.
What Is Atenolol Used For?
Atenolol prescription medication, marketed under the brand name Tenormin, is a beta1-selective adrenoreceptor blocking agent with cardioselective properties. Atenolol medication in a similar class of medications as metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol) although atenolol has different effects on the blood vessels. Atenolol medication is widely used as it has very little in the way of intrinsic sympathomimetic activities. A synthetic medication, atenolol tablets has been observed to cause a reduction in heart rate, cardiac output, blood pressure and reflex orthostatic tachycardia. Atenolol medication differs from propranolol (Inderal) and carvedilol (Coreg) in that it is much more selective in its effects, is metabolized by the liver differently and is less bound to proteins in the plasma. Atenolol is also combined with chlorthalidone in a medication called Tenoretic.
Atenolol - Dosage and Cost
After oral administration, roughly half of the oral atenolol dose is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract. Peak atenolol levels in the blood are reached in as little as 4 hours and the half-life when ingested is 6 to 7 hours. The antihypertensive effects of atenolol can persist for 24 hours after oral ingestion. Atenolol prescription tablets is excreted via the feces and urine. Atenolol prescription medication is generally available as atenolol 25 mg, atenolol 50 mg and atenolol 100 mg tablets. Atenolol 50 mg tablets are inexpensive, costing under 10 cents per tablet at many pharmacies. Atenolol coupons are available online and some insurance plans will also cover the costs associated with filling an atenolol prescription. Atenolol savings cards may also help with costs associated with atenolol tablets.
Can I Buy Atenolol Online?
Atenolol is a prescription medication in the US, meaning that one needs a prescription from a licensed medical provider before being able to obtain atenolol tablets from a pharmacy. Because of this, one cannot just buy atenolol online and atenolol OTC (over the counter) is not available from pharmacies in the United States. However, people in need of an atenolol prescription can connect with a medical provider using Push Health who can prescribe atenolol tablets, including atenolol 100 mg, atenolol 50 mg and atenolol 25 mg medication, when appropriate to do so.
Atenolol - Side Effects
Atenolol prescription tablets can cause side effects such as weakness, fatigue, dizziness, low heart rate and blood pressure, and cardiac dysfunction when used. Atenolol medication use should be avoided by anyone with a hypersensitivity or allergy. Additionally, there are a wide range of patients who should not use atenolol medication because of underlying cardiac or other medical conditions. Atenolol and alcohol should typically not be used together. Anyone planning to use atenolol prescription medication should first discuss all questions and side effects with a licensed medical provider and pharmacist prior to use.
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Last updated June 30, 2023. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions. Please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room if you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency.