Tenormin®

(Tenormin®, Atenolol)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Atenolol
Usual formulation brand names
Tenormin®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes - oral solution
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution, oral suspension (both generic atenolol)
Liquid strengths
25mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
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.
Notes
Give parenteral injection as first line choice in patients requiring enteral feeding. The oral solution must be protected from light.