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The recommended starting dose of Tenormin for people with high blood pressure or angina is 50 mg once daily. For people who have had a heart attack, Tenormin is given in the hospital through an intravenous line. Factors that can affect the dosage your healthcare provider prescribes include your age and other medical conditions you may have.

An Introduction to Dosing With Tenormin

The dose of Tenormin® (atenolol) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to Tenormin.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Tenormin Dosage for High Blood Pressure

The recommended starting dosage of Tenormin for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is Tenormin 50 mg once a day. After a couple of weeks, based on the blood pressure response and/or Tenormin side effects, the dose may be increased or decreased. Your healthcare provider may also add a diuretic (which is a "water pill") or another blood pressure medication if your blood pressure is not controlled by Tenormin alone.
The maximum recommended daily dose of Tenormin for high blood pressure treatment is 100 mg. Higher doses are not likely to be any more effective.

Tenormin Dosage for Angina

The recommended starting dosage for people with angina is Tenormin 50 mg, taken once a day. After one week, based on the response and/or side effects, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage.
The maximum daily dose for treating angina symptoms is Tenormin 200 mg.
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