What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Atenolol to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: REPORTS OF INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RETARDATION

If you are NURSING

  • Precaution: MONITOR FOR BRADYCARDIA & HYPOTENSION; 1 CASE OF BRADYCARDIA IN NEONATE

If you are an adult over 60

  • management or monitoring precaution: Cardiovascular-Minimize dose to decrease dizziness and falls. Renal-Renal elimination; use caution in starting does and dose escalation.

Giving Atenolol to a child under 12

  • management or monitoring precaution: Safety and efficacy not established. Dosing guidelines available for children.