ATENOLOL (a TEN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to protect the heart during a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -breathing problems -chest pain -cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet -irregular heartbeat -muscle cramps -redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth -swollen ankles, legs -trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine -unusual bruising -unusually weak or tired -vomiting -worsened gout pain -yellowing of the eyes or skin Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -change in sex drive or performance -depression -diarrhea -dry eyes or mouth -headache -nausea