What is Atenolol for Cats and Dogs?
- Atenolol is a prescription medication used to treat certain heart diseases and high blood pressure in dogs and cats.
- Atenolol is a beta-blocker type of medication that affects the heart and blood circulation.
- Atenolol transdermal gel is applied to the hairless portion of the inner ear and can be a good options for dosing cats and dogs that will not easily take oral medications.
Why do cats and dogs use Atenolol?
- Atenolol is prescribed to lower blood pressure and for other issues related to heart disease.
- It is used in dogs and cats to slow and regulate the heart to make it work more efficiently.
- Atenolol may also be prescribed to treat enlarged heart and irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia.
What else should I know about Atenolol?
- Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.
- Atenolol may be given with or without food.
- The Atenolol transdermal gel should not be refrigerated. Store at room temperature.
- Looking for Atenolol Tablets or an Atenolol Suspension?
What problems could my dog or cat have with Atenolol?
- One common side effect is a lack of energy.
- Contact your veterinarian if you notice anything that concerns you after starting Atenolol.
- Do not suddenly stop giving Atenolol without consulting with your veterinarian.
How do you use Atenolol?
- Apply the Atenolol Transdermal Gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear as directed by your veterinarian.
- Wear gloves when handling the medication to protect yourself.
What is in the Atenolol Suspension?
- The drug Atenolol is a beta-blocker type of medication that affects the heart and blood circulation.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- The Atenolol Transdermal Gel is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Atenolol?
- Dogs and cats may use this product for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Who makes the Atenolol Suspension?
- The Atenolol Transdermal Gel is hand-made in our pharmacy.
- There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
- Shelf-life limits orders to a 20-day supply.
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Q & A
Hello, How is this medication dispensed? Is it in the "twist-a-dose" pen or must it be sucked into a syringe, squirted onto a gloved finger, and then applied inside the cat's ear? Also, is it possible to keep/store it longer than 30 days? My cat is currently on either Atenolol liquid or compounded tiny tabs, but the pharmacy I get her meds from does not supply the Atenolol in transdermal form on its own. As she can sometimes be finicky about taking her medication, I may have her vet fill a prescription for the transdermal to keep on hand for when she refuses the tablet or liquid. Thanks for your help!?
Atenolol transdermal gel may be an option for pet owners who are unable to administer oral medication to their cat. It is always best to work with your veterinarian on techniques for oral administration of a medication as it will be preferred to transdermal administration. The Atenolol Transdermal Gel will come in prefilled 1mL amber syringes. To apply the gel, a protective finger cot or gloves should be worn. To apply the gel to your cat, depress the prescribed dose on your finger cot or glove, and rub inside the cats ear until rubbed in completely. VetRxDirect recommends the transdermal gel be used within 30 Days and to not keep medication beyond the use date. For any further questions regarding Atenolol Transdermal Gel, please consult with your veterinarian.Verified Answer