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Tenormin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tenormin® belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. It reduced the workload on the heart and also help it to beat more regularly. It is also used to treat chest pain. You can use this medicine alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.

Tenormin Dosage

  • For Hypertension treatment, the usual starting dose is 50 milligrams a day.
  • For Angina treatment, the usual starting dose is 50 milligrams in 1 dose a day.

Uses of Tenormin

  • Atenolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
  • It also is used to prevent angina and treat heart attacks.

Side Effects of Tenormin

Before taken Tenormin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tenormin. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Penile
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Impotence
  • Depression

Warnings and precautions before taking Tenormin:

  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications such as calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem and verapamil, clonidine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as indomethacin and reserpine, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have asthma or other lung disease, diabetes then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are allergic to atenolol or any other medications, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tenormin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tenormin with the following:

  • Ampicillin
  • Calcium-containing antacids such as Tums
  • Epinephrine
  • Indomethacin
  • Oral diabetes drugs such as Micronase

After taken Tenormin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Tenormin overdose include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Sluggishness
  • Wheezing

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