Tenormin (atenolol) prescription available online 

If you are suffering from chest pain or high blood pressure, Tenormin (atenolol) can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Tenormin from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Helps lower heart rate and blood pressure

Available as a tablet

Multiple FDA-approved uses

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About Tenormin (atenolol)

Tenormin is a beta-blocker, which blocks the actions of certain chemicals in your body on your heart and blood vessels. Beta-blockers help lower heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Tenormin is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina pectoris). It can also lower the risk of death after a heart attack. Tenormin is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation as atenolol, as well as under different brand names.

Tenormin may be prescribed as a tablet. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage that you are prescribed.

If you're prescribed Tenormin, be sure to complete the full course of the beta-blocker unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop. If you don’t complete your prescription, the beta-blocker may not fully treat your high blood pressure or chest pain.

Tenormin uses

There are several FDA-approved uses for Tenormin, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online physician may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your doctor may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. If you have questions about why a medication is prescribed, ask your online doctor or pharmacist.

  • High blood pressure

    Tenormin is FDA-approved to treat high blood pressure and improve blood flow. Lowering blood pressure helps reduce your risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney disease.

  • Angina pectoris

    Tenormin is FDA-approved to treat angina pectoris (chest pain) associated with coronary atherosclerosis.

  • Heart attack

    Tenormin is FDA-approved to reduce cardiovascular mortality in clinically stable patients who have experienced a suspected acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Tenormin side effects

The side effects associated with taking Tenormin are typically mild. Most Tenormin side effects are associated with tiredness. Tenormin has some common side effects. They may include:

    • Dizziness or tiredness

    • Cold feeling in your hands or feet

    • Depressed mood

    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • New or worsening chest pain

    • Slow heartbeat

    • Feeling lightheaded, or like you might pass out

    Tell your doctor if you notice any of these side effects, or if you develop any other new or concerning symptoms. It is not known whether atenolol tablets are safe and effective in young children.

How to take Tenormin

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Tenormin prescription. Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Tenormin can come in different forms and doses, so be sure to follow the specific instructions on your prescription. The starting dose of Tenormin is typically 50 mg taken once daily for angina pectoris, high blood pressure, and acute myocardial infarction. If your symptoms don't improve after 1–2 weeks, your doctor may increase your dose to 100 mg.

What to avoid while taking Tenormin

Tenormin has several drug interactions. Don’t change what you are taking without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other prescription drugs or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

Possible drug interactions with Tenormin include:

  • Other beta-blockers, including bisoprolol, carvedilol, and metoprolol

  • Other heart or blood pressure medications

  • Digoxin

  • Digitalis

  • Indomethacin

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking atenolol. Alcohol may have an additive effect in lowering your blood pressure, which can lead to adverse reactions.

Medication alternatives to Tenormin

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment altogether, they may suggest another beta-blocker or blood pressure medication in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Tenormin prescription FAQs

  • How much does Tenormin cost?

    Depending on your pharmacy, Tenormin costs around $1,275 for ninety 25 mg tablets without insurance. Fortunately, generic brands, such as atenolol, offer an affordable alternative. Price varies with insurance coverage. Our prescription discount card helps members save up to 80% on prescriptions.

  • How can I refill my Tenormin prescription?

    Tofranil is only available by prescription, so you will need to see a board-certified doctor to get a refill on your prescription. To get started, book a virtual appointment with one of our top rated board-certified doctors. After a qualifying evaluation, your prescription will be sent to your local pharmacy for pickup.

  • Who should not take Tenormin?

    To make sure Tenormin is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

    • AV block, very slow heartbeats, or heart failure

    • Congestive heart failure

    • Coronary artery disease

    • Diabetes

    • Overactive thyroid

    • Liver or kidney disease

    • Pheochromocytoma

    • Allergic reaction to atenolol

  • How long does it take for atenolol to take full effect?

    Atenolol typically takes 1–2 weeks to take full effect.

  • How quickly does Tenormin work?

    Atenolol starts working within three hours to lower blood pressure.

  • Does Tenormin calm you down?

    Yes, Tenormin can help you calm down. Your doctor may prescribe beta-blockers off-label to treat anxiety.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Tenormin?

    If you miss a dose of Tenormin, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses to make up for a missed dose.

  • What happens if I take too much Tenormin?

    If you've taken too much Tenormin, seek medical attention immediately or contact your local poison control center.

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Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your Tenormin prescription.

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Step 3

Pick up your Tenormin prescription.

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Tenormin prescription pricing details

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

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  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

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Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $99 for active members.

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