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ATENOLOL 5MG/ML ORAL SOLUTION
Active substance(s): ATENOLOL
Atenolol 5mg/ml Oral Solution
Read alll of this leafflet
carefully before you
taking tthis medicine
cause it conttains importa
ormation forr you.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to
read it again.
If you have any further questions,
ask your doctor, or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed
for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them even if
their signs of illness are the same
If you get any side effects, talk to
your doctor or pharmacis
includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. See
e name of the medicine is Atenolol
ution but will be
g/ml Oral Solu
erred to as Ate
hat is in this leaflet:
nolol is and w
what it is
What you need
you take Atenolol
How to tak
Possible siide effects
How to sto
o the pack and other
enolol is and what it
is used fo
s the active su
nolol. This bellongs to a gro
dicines called beta-blockers
is used to:
Treat high blood pressure
en heart beats
Help prevent chest pain ((angina).
Protect the heart in the e
after a heart a
It works by making your heartt beat
morre slowly and with less forc
2. What you need to kn
before you take Aten
Do not ta
ake Atenololl if:
You are allerg
gic to Atenololl or any of
the other ingrredients of Ate
(listed in Secttion 6).
You have ever had any of tthe
following heart problems:
- heart failure which is no
control (this usually ma
breathless and causes y
ankles to swell).
- second- or third-degree
block (a condition which may be
y a pacemaker).
- very slow or very uneve
beats, verry low blood p
very poor circulation.
You have a tu
ocytoma that iis not
being treated. This is usually near
your kidney and can cause high
blood pressure. If you are being
treated for phaeochro
octor will give you another
ne, called an a
take as well as Ateno
ve been told that you have
evels of acid in
higher tthan normal le
ood (metabolic acidosis).
e Atenolol if any of the above
Do not take
ou. If you are not sure, talk
apply to yo
your doctorr or pharmacist before taking
Warnings and precauttions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist befo
a, wheezing or
probllems, or you get allergic
reacttions, for exa
ample to inse
stings. If you hav
ve ever had
ma or wheez
zing, do not
take tthis medicin
ne without firrst
king with your doctor.
You have a type of chest pain
na) called Prin
You have poor bloo
od circulation or
olled heart failure.
You have first-degr
ree heart block.
You have diabetes. Your medicin
change how yo
ou respond to
g low blood su
ugar. You may
our heart beating faster.
You have thyrotoxic
y an overactiv
condittion caused by
ur medicine may
thyroiid gland). You
hide tthe symptoms
s with your
You have problems
ys. You may need
some check-ups du
y of the above
If you are not
n sure if any
ur doctor or
ou, talk to you
apply to yo
pharmacistt before taking
octor or pharmacist if you are
Tell your do
have recently taken, any
taking, or h
other medicines. This inc
uy without a prescription an
that you bu
dicines. This is
Atenolol can affect the way some othe
medicines work and some medicines can
have an efffect on Atenolol.
ar, tell your do
pharmacistt if you are taking any of th
Clonidine (for high blood pressurre
or migraine). If you are taking
clonidine and Atenolol together, do
not sttop taking clonidine unless
your doctor tells yo
ou to do so. If
you have to stop taking clonidine
your doctor will give you careful
instructions about how to do it.
Verapamil, diltiazem and nifedipine
ssure or chestt
(for high blood pres
darone (for an
n uneven hearrt
Digoxin (for heart problems).
Adrenaline, also known as
epinephrine (a medicine th
stimulates the heart).
Ibuprofen or indometacin ((for pain
Insulin or medicines that you take
by mouth for diabetes.
Medicines to treat nose or sinus
congestion or other cold remedies
(including those you can buy in the
u go into hospital to have an
ation, tell the anaesthetist or
medical staff that you are taking
olol. This is because you can get
low blood pressure (hypotension) if you
are given certain anaesthetics while you
nolol with foo
olol should no
ot be taken witth the
Talk tto your doctor before taking
olol if you are pregnant, ma
me pregnant or
o are breast--feeding.
Driviing and using machines
our medicine is not likely to
ou being able to drive or us
ools or machin
nes. However,, it is
est to wait to see how yourr
medicine affectts you before trying
If you feel dizzy or tired whe
his medicine, do not drive o
ny tools or ma
cine contains methyl
18) and propyl
zoate (E216): May
e allergic reac
bitol liquid (n
20): If you have been told b
ave an intolera
or that you ha
e sugars, contact your docto
taking this medicinal product.
This medicinal product contains 2.43
mmol (or 55.89 mg) sodium pe
o be taken intto
(20ml Atenolol). To
consideration by patients on a c
3. How to take Atenolol
ys take Ateno
olol exactly as your
or has told you. You should check
your doctor or pharmacist if you
Your doctor will tell you ho
solution to take each day and when
to take it. Read the label on the
carton to remind you whatt the
Atenolol should be swallowed.
our medicine at the
Try to take yo
same time each day.
High blood pressure
(hypertension): The usual initial
dose is 5ml (25mg) per day. The
usual maintenance dose is once
daily 10 to 20ml (50 to 100mg).
Chest pain (angina): The usual
dose is 10 to 20ml (50 to 100mg)
per day. The dose of 20ml
(100mg) per day can be divided
over two doses per day.
Uneven heart beats (arrhythmias):
the usual dose is 10ml (50mg) to
20ml (100mg) once daily.
The early treatment of a heart
attack (myocardial infarction): the
usual dose is 10ml (50mg) to 20ml
(100mg) a day.
If you are an elderly person, your doctor
may decide to give you a lower dose,
particularly if you have problems with
People with kidney problems
If you have severe kidney problems
your doctor may decide to give you a
Your medicine must not be given to
Route and method of administration
This medicinal product must be taken
Use the double ended plastic spoon (as
shown below) to measure the required
dose. The smaller end measures 2.5ml
and larger end measures 5ml.
If you take more Atenolol than you
If you take more Atenolol than
prescribed by your doctor, talk to a
doctor or go to a hospital straight away.
Take the medicine pack with you so that
the medicine can be identified.
If you forget to take Atenolol
If you forget to take a dose, take it as
soon as you remember. However, if it is
almost time for the next dose, skip the
missed dose. Do not take a double dose
to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Atenolol
Do not stop taking Atenolol without
talking to your doctor. In some cases,
you may need to stop taking it
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can
cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.
If you have an allergic reaction, see a
doctor straight away. The signs may
include raised lumps on your skin
(weals), or swelling of your face, lips,
mouth, tongue or throat.
See your doctor as soon as possible
if you get any of the following side
Jaundice (causing yellowing of your
skin or the whites of your eyes).
You may become more prone to
bruising or bleeding or have
purplish marks on your skin – this
could be a sign of changes to some
of the cells or other parts of your
blood and your doctor may want to
take blood samples every so often
to check this.
Other possible side effects:
Common (affects less than 1 in 10
You may notice that your pulse
rate becomes slower while you are
taking the medicine. This is
normal, but if you are concerned
please tells your doctor about it.
Cold hands and feet.
Feeling sick (nausea).
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000
Heart block (which can cause
dizziness, abnormal heart beat,
tiredness or fainting).
Numbness and spasm in your
fingers which is followed by
warmth and pain (Raynaud’s
Changes in personality
Dizziness (particularly when
Tingling of your hands.
Being unable to get an erection
Disturbances of vision.
Thinning of your hair.
Not known (frequency cannot be
estimated from the available data)
Lupus-like syndrome (a disease
where the immune system produces
antibodies that attacks mainly skin
Conditions that may get worse
If you have any of the following
conditions, they may get worse when
you start to take your medicine. This
happens rarely affecting less than 1 in
Psoriasis (a skin condition).
Being short of breath or having
swollen ankles (if you have heart
Asthma or breathing problems.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.
How to store Atenolol
Keep out of the sight and reach of
Do not use after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton or
bottle after ‘Exp’. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
For 100ml and 150ml: Discard 30
days after first opening.
For 300ml: Discard 60 days after
Do not throw away any medicine via
waste water or household waste. Ask
your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines you no longer use. These
measures will help to protect the
Contents of the pack and
What Atenolol contains
The active substance is Atenolol.
Each ml of oral solution contains 5mg
The other ingredients are methyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl
parahydroxybenzoate (E216), citric acid
monohydrate (E330), sodium citrate
(E331), sorbitol liquid (non-crystallising)
(E420), saccharin sodium (E954),
orange flavor [containing propylene
glycol (E1520)] and purified water.
What Atenolol looks like and
contents of the pack
Atenolol is clear colourless oral solution
with orange flavour supplied in an
amber PET bottle with tamper-evident
child resistant plastic cap and a doubleended plastic spoon for measuring and
administering the dose.
Atenolol is supplied in bottles containing
100ml, 150ml and 300ml solution.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Syri Limited t/a Thame Laboratories
Unit 4, Bradfield Road,
HA4 0NU, UK
The medicinal product is authorised
in the Member states of the EEA
under the following names:
UK and IE: Atenolol 5mg/ml Oral Solution
This leaflet was last revised in 09/2015.