Following a heart attack, Tenormin is given in the hospital through an intravenous line (IV). Your healthcare provider may then recommend continuing the medication following discharge from the hospital. The specific Tenormin dose your healthcare provider recommends can vary based on a number of factors.
Some considerations for people taking Tenormin include the following:
- Your Tenormin dosage should be taken by mouth with a glass of water.
- The medication may be taken with or without food.
- Make sure to take Tenormin at the same time each day to maintain an even level in the blood.
- For Tenormin to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take in a way other than how your healthcare provider has prescribed.
- If you have kidney disease or kidney failure, or are over the age of 65, your healthcare provider may start you on a lower dose of Tenormin.
- If you do not take your Tenormin as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
- You should not stop Tenormin without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping the medication abruptly increases the risk of serious side effects (see Tenormin Precautions and Warnings).
- If you are unsure about anything related to Tenormin or your Tenormin dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Also, as explained, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.