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
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Moisture
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
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 Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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
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