General English name: Atenolol
Brand: Tenormin, Tenoret, TenoreticKalten, Tenif, Beta-Adalat
Application: High blood pressure – Arrhythmias – Angina pectoris
Atenolol Drug Information
Medication Information: Atenolol reduces heart activity by blocking certain messages that are delivered to the heart by neurons. It works by blocking small parts of the heart where the message is being delivered. As a result, the heart beats less intensely. This helps to reduce the pressure inside the arteries and also helps to reduce arrhythmias (heart palpitations) and angina-induced chest pain.
Atenolol is used in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. The combination of atenolol with diuretics is available in the brands Tenoretic (atenolol with chlortalidone), Tenoretic kalten (atenolol with amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide) and Tenif (atenolol with hydrochlorothiazide). Beta Adelate is also a hybrid brand of atenolol with calcium channel blockers. Atenolol is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
Contraindications to Atenolol
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Atenolol drug interaction
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with atenolol include dolasetron, fingolimod, and fingolimod.
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough and cold medicines, slimming medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen). Because they may contain ingredients that increase blood pressure / heart rate or worsen heart failure. Talk to your pharmacist about taking atenolol.
Tips to consider before taking atenolol
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking atenolol.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have any liver or kidney problems.
- If you have low blood pressure or circulatory problems.
- If you have asthma or breathing problems.
- If you have diabetes.
- If you have myasthenia gravis.
- If your heart rate is low.
- If you have prinsmetal angina.
- If you have pheochromocytoma.
- If you are taking other medicines. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
- If you are allergic to any medicine.
Possible side effects of atenolol
All drugs, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. If there is a negative change in your health after taking the medicine, it is better to consult your doctor. Many complications may be similar to the symptoms of other illnesses.
Feeling bored: Eat simple foods and drink plenty of water.
Fatigue, drowsiness: Slowly getting up and moving helps reduce the complication. If you feel dizzy, lie down. This complication usually goes away after a week or two, but consult your doctor if it persists.
Less common side effects: cold hands and feet, disturbed sleep, slow heart rate, decreased libido, decreased sexual potency: Consult your doctor if any of these are bothersome.
How to store atenolol
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.