ABOUT THE DRUG:
Atenolol is a beta adrenergic receptor blocker widely used as an antihypertensive medicine. It prevents chest pain and improves survival of a heart attack. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the blood pressure & heart rate.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Atenolol is used in the treatment of hypertension, chest pain and heart attack. It is often recommended post heart attack.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Atenolol is a beta blocker and is one of the most common drugs given in the hypertension.
Atenolol gets bind with beta receptors in the heart and vascular smooth muscles and inhibits their action. This all results in following effects:
Relaxes the blood vessels and aids smooth arterial blood flow
Effortless pumping of blood out of the heart and around the body
Reduces high level of blood pressure.
Provides oxygen by decreasing energy used by the heart to pump blood around the body
Reduces workload of the heart and amount of oxygen needed to pump the blood around the body
Improves survival and prevents future heart attack by correcting improper electrical activity of heart blood vessels resulting in fast or slow heartbeat
Atenolol is manufactured by Intas Pharma, a pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our websites various pack sizes. You can buy aten 25 mg online from 24x7pharma.com.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
Atenolol tablets are available in the following strengths on our website:
Aten 25 mg
Aten 50 mg
Aten 100 mg, etc.
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to Atenolol or any other ingredient of the drug
Have blood circulation problems like Raynauds disease or peripheral vascular disease
Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have hypotension or low blood pressure
Having heart problems like sick sinus syndrome, bradycardia and blockage in heart
Have congestive heart failure
Have a hypo or hyperthyroidism
Have myasthenia gravis
Have kidney disease
Have any other heart problems, etc.
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. The general recommended dose is 50 mg and is given once a day. The effect is shown within 1 or 2 weeks and dose can be increased up to 100 mg depending upon the patient?s condition and demand. With time, dose adjustments are generally done according to the response of the patient. Always take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT
It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So before stopping the drug intake, always consult physician first.
You may need urgent medical attention if you experience below mentioned symptoms:
Unexplained weight gain
Swelling of hands and feet
Red skin rash
Sweating or confusion
Rapid heart rate
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose then skip the dose and take your next dose on the correct time. Do not double up the dose to compensate for the missed one.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ATEN 25MG:
Weakness and tired feeling
Shortness of breath
Pain in arms or shoulders
Cold feeling in hands and feet
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. This way, doctor is able to give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Atenolol so that you can avoid them. Here are a few ones to avoid while taking Atenolol:
Cold medicines, etc.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Keep the medicine in a close tight container and out of reach of children
Don?t use the expired medicine
Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
Patients having diabetes may not feel a clinical symptom of fast heart beat due to Atenolol. Other low blood sugar symptoms like dizziness, sweating remains unaffected with this drug. So, it is recommended to check your blood sugar levels on regular basis.
Aten 25 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain), irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia). It also helps to prevent future heart attacks and stroke and migraines.
Aten 25 Tablet is also used to relieve the symptoms caused by an overactive thyroid gland. It may be prescribed alone or together with other medications. The dose and frequency depend on what you are taking it for and the severity of your condition. It may be taken empty stomach or with a meal, but take it regularly at the same time each day to get the most benefit. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefit of this medicine and you may need to take it for the rest of your life. However, it is important to continue taking it even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel ill and if you stop taking it, your condition may worsen.
The main side effects of this medicine are fatigue, slow heart rate, feeling dizzy, diarrhea, and nausea. These are usually mild and short-lived. It may also cause shortness of breath or low blood pressure in some people. To reduce the risk of side effects your doctor will probably start the medicine at a low dose and gradually increase it. Consult your doctor if the side effects bother you or do not go away.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. It may also not be suitable for people who have a slow heart rate, severe circulation problems, severe heart failure, or low blood pressure. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it. You must talk to your doctor to find out whether this medicine is suitable for you to use. You should have your blood pressure checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase certain side effects.
USES OF ATEN TABLET
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Treatment of Arrhythmia
- Prevention of Heart attack
- Prevention of Migraine
BENEFITS OF ATEN TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
In Treatment of Arrhythmia
In Prevention of Heart attack
In Prevention of Migraine
SIDE EFFECTS OF ATEN TABLET
Common side effects of Aten
- Cold extremities
- Slow heart rate
HOW TO USE ATEN TABLET
HOW ATEN TABLET WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.