Clermont Animal Hospital
211 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL, 34711
Phone: (352) 394-5444
Website: www.clermontanimalhospital.com

Atenolol

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Atenolol is primarily used to treat heart disease in cats and dogs and to lower blood pressure. It is a beta1-blocking agent. Atenolol decreases the heart's need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart must do. It also helps the heart beat more regularly.

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How do I give this medication?

 

What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.

 

How do I store this medicine?

 

What are the potential side effects?

"Notify your veterinarian if your pet becomes very tired, has trouble exercising, develops shortness of breath or cough or if its attitude or behavior changes."

 

Are there any possible drug interactions?

 

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