Atenolol Compound Basics
Atenolol Compound treats hypertension, or high blood pressure, in cats and dogs. It also treats tachyarrhythmia, or abnormally elevated heart rate. This medication acts as a Beta1-blocker when given at correct dosages. Atenolol Compound requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in a capsule, tablet or oral suspension option.
Our pharmacists specially formulate all PetMart Pharmacy compounds to meet the needs of your pet. Please contact us if you need another form, strength, or flavor of this compound. All compounds ship within 1 day of preparation according to their specific temperature requirements.
Atenolol Compound Directions
Give as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Dosage and duration of treatment depend on the condition being treated and response to the medication.
Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture. Shake oral suspensions well before use.
Atenolol Compound Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in pets that are pregnant or nursing, suffer from congestive heart failure (CHF), or have a known hypersensitivity to atenolol. Use with caution in patients with renal insufficiency or diabetes. This drug may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking sympathomimetics, anesthetic agents, phenothiazines, furosemide, calcium channel blockers, hydralazine, or drugs that cause hypotension. Do not stop giving this medication unless instructed by your veterinarian. Stopping treatment abruptly can cause extreme worsening of symptoms in your pet. Finally, if you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering Atenolol, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. Seek immediate veterinary attention if your pet develops a cough, becomes lethargic, or has difficulty breathing.
If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!