Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
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+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Soluble tablet strength
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch 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)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
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.
Give parenteral injection as first line choice in patients requiring enteral feeding. The oral solution must be protected from light.