|Chemical name: Atenolol
Brand name: Tenormin
Typical dosage: 50mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Atenolol is a medication typically used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiac disorders. It is available as a brand name or as a generic and is an oral tablet.
Atenolol is a medication that can help prevent heart attacks and treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat angina and other cardiac disorders. The brand name equivalent of Atenolol is Tenormin.
Atenolol is usually taken once daily, but your dose will depend on the cardiac condition you are treating.
Atenolol works by blocking beta receptors in the heart. This helps relax your blood vessels and lower your blood pressure. Major side effects of Atenolol can include dizziness and fatigue.
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Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Atenolol.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Atenolol.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|Free – $9||Free – $9|
Atenolol can be taken with or without food. Take with food if it upsets your stomach.
You may not be able to immediately feel the benefit of Atenolol. Do not stop taking Atenolol unless you are instructed to by your doctor. Stopping Atenolol abruptly can cause extreme side effects, including chest pain and even and increased risk of heart attack.
You may feel dizzy while taking Atenolol. If you feel faint, talk to your doctor. Your blood pressure may be too low.
You may feel very fatigued when you begin taking Atenolol, while this side effect is unpleasant, it typically does go away with time.
If you have diabetes, Atenolol can mask the signs of low blood sugar. Be sure to test your blood sugar regularly and respond accordingly when you get a low reading, even if you don’t feel any symptoms.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.