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Active ingredients: atenolol
What it is used for
Atenolol is indicated in the management of: 1. All grades of hypertension, including hypertension of renal origin. 2. Frequent disabling angina without evidence of cardiac failure. 3. Cardiac arrhythmias (maintenance treatment of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, including those associated with acute myocardial infarction). 4. Myocardial infarction: late intervention (beta-blocker class effect greater than 12 hours after onset of chest pain).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, film-coated, biconvex round tablet with a breakline on one side and plain on the other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient atenolol
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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