Patient teaching with atenolol drug
Atenolol is a beta-blocker drug. It should be taken exactly as prescribed. Avoid caffeine and other CNS stimulants, contact prescriber in palpitations, chest pain, confusion or weight gain of 2lbs or more in 24 hours or 5 lbs in 1 week, change positions slowly to avoid dizziness, avoid excessive exercise or humid environments, constipation may occur - increase fiber and fluids. DO NOT take medicine if HR < 60.