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    30 tablets $3.6 USD
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Do you need a prescription for atenolol?

Yes, atenolol is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is atenolol without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase atenolol, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for atenolol in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a atenolol savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your atenolol with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a atenolol coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide atenolol coupons or FREE atenolol samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for atenolol in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much atenolol?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using atenolol. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much atenolol. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic atenolol?

Generic atenolol refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of atenolol

Atenolol is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain cardiac conditions.

Active ingredient of atenolol

The active ingredient of atenolol is atenolol.

US brand name of atenolol and manufacturer

Atenolol is available in the US under various brand names, including Tenormin. Different pharmaceutical companies manufacture it.

UK brand name of atenolol and manufacturer

In the UK, atenolol is available under various brand names, including Tenormin and atenolol. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for atenolol

A prescription (Rx) is required for atenolol in both the US and the UK.

Availability of atenolol in the UK with NHS prescription

Atenolol is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by atenolol

Atenolol is primarily used for the management of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), and certain cardiac conditions, such as arrhythmias and heart failure. It also is used to improve survival after a heart attack.

How does atenolol work?

Atenolol is a cardioselective beta blocker that selectively binds to the beta-1 adrenergic receptors found in vascular smooth muscle and the heart. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals in the body, such as adrenaline, that can increase heart rate and blood pressure. By reducing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels, atenolol helps to lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the heart.

Forms of atenolol available

Atenolol is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of atenolol

The dosage of atenolol may vary depending on the individual’s condition, medical history, and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions the healthcare provider provides.

Directions for atenolol use

Atenolol should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take atenolol consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

Warnings and precautions for atenolol

  • If you have asthma, it is important to avoid taking atenolol as it may worsen your condition and cause difficulty in breathing
  • Patients with diabetes should exercise caution when taking atenolol, as the medication can mask symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and potentially lead to a dangerous drop in glucose levels
  • Individuals with heart failure should not take atenolol without consulting their healthcare provider. The medication can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood effectively, worsening symptoms of heart failure
  • If you have a history of stroke, it is crucial to discuss the use of atenolol with your doctor. This medication may increase the risk of another stroke or other cardiovascular events
  • Tell your doctor if you have emphysema, bronchitis, kidney disease, pheochromocytoma, diabetes, or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery after taking atenolol, as the medication may cause dizziness or drowsiness
  • Always keep your doctor informed about all the medications you are currently taking. This includes other prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal supplements, and vitamins. By doing so, your doctor can better assess any potential drug interactions with atenolol, ensuring your safety and effectiveness of treatment
  • Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to atenolol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • Keep in mind that certain drugs may interact with atenolol, such as blood thinners and antidepressants. These interactions can affect how atenolol works in your body or increase the risk of side effects. It is important to discuss any other medications you are taking with your doctor to avoid possible complications

Use of atenolol during pregnancy

The use of atenolol during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. The medication may be used during pregnancy if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Use of atenolol while breastfeeding

Atenolol passes into breast milk. The use of atenolol while breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare provider, considering the potential risks and benefits for the mother and the infant.

Possible side effects of atenolol

Common side effects of atenolol may include  tiredness, lightheadedness, drowsiness and cold hands or feet. Serious side effects are possible but less common. Some serious side effects include shortness of breath/trouble breathing, chest pain, severe dizziness, or fainting. In rare cases, atenolol may cause a slow heart rate or low blood pressure that can lead to more serious complications. While uncommon, it is essential to monitor your body’s response to the medication and consult your doctor if you have any concerns about these potentially severe reactions.

Similar drugs to atenolol

Other beta blockers used to treat hypertension and cardiac conditions include metoprolol, propranolol, and carvedilol.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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