Usual solid dosage form
Available as a liquid
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid sugar free or not
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension (both generic atenolol)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be administer atenolol oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. Stop the enteral feed before administration. Draw up the required dose of atenolol and an equal volume of water in an enteral syringe then administer via enteral feeding tube. Flush the feeding tube with water before and after administration of the medication. No break in feeding is required after the medication has been administered.
Available as other formulations?
Give parenteral injection as first line choice in patients requiring enteral feeding. The oral solution must be protected from light.
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.