3 month pack of atenolol

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Atenolol

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Atenolol is a blood pressure medication. It is a beta blocker, which lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump your blood. Atenolol is taken on a daily basis to keep your blood pressure under control and prevent serious cardiovascular problems. 

You can order Atenolol from Superdrug. Our experienced online doctors provide a convenient repeat prescription service. Your order is checked by a UK based doctor and your medication is sent out from the Superdrug Online Pharmacy. This service is suitable for patients who have been taking Atenolol for a minimum of three months. One of our doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

Atenolol - 3 month pack £19.00
Atenolol - 6 month pack £24.99

25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets available - Prices include prescription and delivery.

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How does Atenolol work?

There are certain hormones in your body which cause an increase in your blood pressure by increasing your heart rate and making your heart beat harder. Beta blockers such as Atenolol tablets inhibit the action of these hormones and stop them from increasing your blood pressure. Your heart can beat slower and less hard as a result, which means that your blood pressure stays under control. 

In addition to being used as a blood pressure treatment, Atenolol is also used to treat conditions such as angina pectoris (which causes chest pain), irregular heartbeat and to protect the heart after a heart attack. Superdrug Online Doctor only prescribes Atenolol for blood pressure, as the other conditions require your local GP’s involvement. We only issue repeat prescriptions for patients who have been taking Atenolol for a while and whose treatment is effective. You still need to visit your local GP for regular check-ups to ensure that Atenolol is still the correct treatment for you. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

Taking Atenolol

You need to take Atenolol once a day. Your GP may prescribe a daily dose of 50mg or 100mg. You may be prescribed a lower dose if you suffer from kidney failure. Swallow the tablet with water at the same time every day. Continue your treatment for as long as your doctor recommends it. If you stop taking Atenolol, your blood pressure is highly likely to increase again, which puts you at risk of heart attack and stroke. Speak to your doctor if there are any side effects which are bothering you or if you feel that the effect of Atenolol is too weak or too strong.

Do not take Atenolol tablets if you:

  • are allergic to any ingredient in Atenolol tablets
  • have second or third degree heart block
  • have a slow heart rate
  • suffer from low blood pressure
  • have shock caused by heart problem
  • have heart rhythm problems
  • have heart failure which is not under control
  • suffer from circulation problems
  • suffer from untreated high blood pressure caused by a tumour in the kidney
  • have or have had breathing problems due to a lung condition
  • suffer from an increased acidity of the blood

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have problems with your blood circulation
  • suffer from diabetes
  • have impaired kidney or liver function
  • have a history of allergic reactions
  • suffer from heart problems
  • are elderly
  • have or have had psoriasis
  • have high levels of thyroid hormones in your body
  • suffer from Prinzmetal’s angina (which causes pain in the chest)
  • suffer from high blood pressure due to a tumour near the kidney

Atenolol Side Effects

Common Atenolol Side Effects

  • feeling nauseous
  • slow heartbeat
  • diarrhoea
  • tiredness
  • tired muscle and muscle pain
  • stomach pains
  • cold hands and feet
  • heartburn
  • constipation

Uncommon Side Effects

  • sleep disturbances such as insomnia
  • increased levels of your liver enzymes

Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects. For all known side effects of Atenolol tablets please read the patient leaflet supplied with your tablets.

Seek medical help immediately if you experience:

  • symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as itching, swelling of the face or throat or difficulty breathing
  • heart attack or shock
  • worsening of an existing breathing problem such as asthma
  • changes in the numbers and types of your blood cells (may cause increased bruising, nosebleeds, infections and sore throats)

Drug Interactions

Atenolol interacts with some types of medication. This includes:

  • the blood pressure medication clonidine
  • insulin and other diabetes medicines
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as indometacin
  • medicines used to treat arrhythmia (such as disopyramide, quinidine and amiodarone)
  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • barbiturates (used to treat epilepsy and insomnia)
  • medications to treat heart conditions, such as digoxin and other digitalis glycosides
  • other blood pressure medications such as nifedipine, diltiazem, verapamil, prazosin, alfuzosin and terazosin
  • isoprenaline and dobutamine (medications which widen the blood vessels)
  • phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (used to treat mental illnesses)
  • sympathomimetic agents (used as a decongestant, to treat asthma or to treat heart problems)