DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
Usual recommended dose in hypertension is 25-50 mg daily, in angina is 100 mg daily in 1 or 2 doses and in arrhythmias is 50-100 mg daily.
Bradycardia, heart failure, peripheral vasoconstriction and gastrointestinal disturbances may occur.
USE IN SPECIAL GROUPS
Use in pregnancy: Atenolol has been effectively used only under close supervision for the treatment of pregnancy-associated hypertension. There was no evidence of foetal abnormalities although atenolol was used after 20 weeks of gestation.
Use in lactation: Atenolol crosses the placental barrier and appears in cord blood. Approximately three fold accumulation of Atenolol occurs in breast milk. However, apparently no harmful effects were seen in the newborn or the breast fed babies.
Tenocard Tablet: Each box contains 100’s tablets in blister pack.