Atenorm 100Mg Tablets 20S (Pack Size 2 X 10S)
Brand : ferozsons laboratories
How it works
It works by changing the body’s response to some nerve impulses, especially in the heart. Atenolol decreases the heart’s need for blood and oxygen and therefore reduces the amount of work the heart has to do. It also widens the blood vessels in the body, causing blood pressure to fall. It also helps the heart beat more regularly.
ATENORM TAB 100 MG 20'S
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
It is used • Treat high blood pressure (hypertension). • Treat uneven heart beats (arrhythmias). • Help prevent chest pain characterised by a painful feeling of tightness in the chest (angina pectoris) .
Allergic reactions , An abnormal heart beat, feeling dizzy, tired or fainting , Shortness of breath or having swollen ankles , Cold hands and feet , Diarrhoea , Feeling sick (nausea) , Feeling tired or aching and tired muscles Disturbed sleep , Mood changes , Depression , Nightmares , Feeling confused, anxious or scared , Changes in personality (psychoses) or hallucinations , Headache.
When not to Use
Do not take Atenolol :• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Atenolol or any of the other ingredients of this medicine .• If you have ever had any of the following heart problems: -heart failure which is not under control (this usually makes you breathless and causes your ankles to swell) -second- or third-degree heart block (a condition which may be treated by a pacemaker) -very slow or very uneven heart beats, very low blood pressure or very poor circulation.
Hypertension - Adults :The usual dose of Atenolol is 50 to 100 mg daily as a single dose. This may differ depending on your condition and whether you are taking any other medicines. Your doctor will tell you exactly how much you should take. Children : 25-20mg once daily ( higher doses rarely necessary ), may be given in 2 divided doses. OR As directed by your physician .
Storage yes or /no
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.
Do not stop taking Atenolol without talking to your doctor. In some cases, you may need to stop taking it gradually over 7-14 days and you will be monitored during this time.
If you go into hospital to have an operation, tell the anaesthetist or medical staff that you are taking Atenolol . This is because you can get low blood pressure (hypotension) if you are given certain anaesthetics while you are taking Atenolol .
If you have severe kidney problems your doctor may decide to give you a lower dose.
If you forget to take a dose of the Atenolol , take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time for your next dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
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