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Atenolol (Tenormin®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Heart & Blood Pressure
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Atenolol is in the class of drugs called beta-blockers. It is used to treat certain heart diseases, such as arrhythmias (irregular heart beats) by slowing and regulating the heart rate and making the heart work more efficiently. It may also be used to lower blood pressure and treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences tiredness, diarrhea, very slow heart rate, inability to exercise, shortness of breath, cough, or change in behavior or attitude while being treated with atenolol. Do not discontinue the drug abruptly or without directions from your veterinarian, or your pet's condition may become worse.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - 24-hour service available throughout North America.
www.aspca.org/apcc

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($59.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.

Updated 6/20/17


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