11.02 Atenolol (Tenormin)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



Hypertension, angina, prevention of MI


Blocks the stimulation of beta1 receptors in the SNS with minimal effect on beta2 receptors

Therapeutic Class

Antianginal, antihypertensive

Pharmacologic Class

Beta blocker

Nursing Considerations

• Contraindicated in CHF, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia,
heart block
• Monitor hemodynamic parameters (HR, BP)
• May cause bradycardia, CHF, pulmonary edema
• Masks symptoms associated with diabetes mellitus
• Advise to change positions slowly to prevent orthostatic hypotension
• Instruct patient on how to take blood pressure

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A nurse is caring for a client receiving metoprolol for migraines as an off-label treatment. Which of the following would be the most important for the nurse to monitor?

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