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Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Tenormin?

atenolol

What is the Trade Name for atenolol?

Tenormin

What are the Indications of Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hypertension, angina, prevention of MI

What are the Actions of Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

blocks the stimulation of beta1 receptors in the SNS with minimal effect on beta2 receptors

What is the Therapeutic Class of Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antianginal, antihypertensive

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

beta blocker

What are the Nursing Considerations of Atenolol (Tenormin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • Contraindicated in CHF, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, heart block
  • monitor hemodynamic parameters (HR, BP)
  • May cause bradycardia, CHF, pulmonary edema
  • masks symptoms associated with diabetes mellitus
  • advise to change positions slowly to prevent orthostatic hypotension
  • instruct patient on how to take blood pressure

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