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Is atenolol safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Atenolol may cause harm and growth retardation in the fetus when given to pregnant women.

Atenolol is excreted in breast milk and my cause adverse effects in an infant being breastfed.

What else should I know about atenolol?

What preparations of atenolol are available?

Tablets: 25, 50 and 100 mg. Injection: 5 mg/10 ml

How should I keep atenolol stored?

Atenolol should be store at room temperature 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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