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Brand Name Tenormin
Generic Name Atenolol
Category Blood Pressure
Medication 25, 50 and 100 mg

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What is Atenolol (generic Tenormin) and what are its uses ?
How does Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Works (Mechanism) ?
Dosage: How should you take Atenolol (generic Tenormin) ?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Atenolol (generic Tenormin)
Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Warnings and Precautions.
Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Side effects.

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What is Atenolol (generic Tenormin) and what are its uses ?

Tenormin (Atenolol) belongs to a group of medicines called Beta-blockers.

Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. 

Tenormin controls, but does not cure, high blood pressure (hypertension).

Tenormin also relieves chest pain (angina), and can be helpful after a heart attack. Sometimes Tenormin is used to help prevent migraine headaches.

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How does Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Works (Mechanism) ?

Tenormin tablets contain the active ingredient Atenolol, which is a type of medicine called a Beta-blocker. Beta-blockers work by blocking beta-receptors that are found in various parts of the body. Blocking beta-receptors prevents the action of two chemicals, called noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are produced naturally by the body. These are often referred to as the 'fight or flight' chemicals, because they are responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations.

Beta receptors are found in the heart. When they are blocked by Tenormin in the heart is made to beat more slowly and with less force. This reduces the pressure at which the blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body. This in turn reduces blood pressure, which means that Tenormin can be used to treat high blood pressure. It also reduces the energy used by the heart to pump blood around the body, and so reduces the heart's need for oxygen, which means it can also be used in the management of angina.

Angina is chest pain that occurs because the heart does not get enough oxygen to meet demand, such as when doing exercise. Tenormin reduces the workload of the heart and so decreases its demand for oxygen. This helps to prevent attacks of angina.

Slowing the heart rate helps to control abnormal heart beats called arrhythmias. Arrhythmias can seriously undermine the pumping action of the heart and result in inefficient blood circulation around the body. Tenormin corrects the abnormal heartbeat and thus can be used to treat arrhythmias.

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Dosage: How should you take Atenolol (generic Tenormin) ?

Take Tenormin tablets orally.

Swallow the Tenormin tablets with a drink of water. Tenormin may be taken with or without food. Take your Tenormin doses at regular intervals. Do not take Tenormin more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.

Adults
Hypertension
The usual prescribed dose of Tenormin is 50 milligrams a day in 1 dose, alone or with a diuretic. Full effects should be seen in 1 to 2 weeks. Tenormin Dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams per day in one dose. Your doctor can and may use Tenormin with other high blood pressure medications.

Angina Pectoris
The usual starting dose of Tenormin is 50 milligrams in 1 dose a day. Full effects should be seen in 1 week. Tenormin Dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams per day. In some cases, a single dose of Tenormin 200 milligrams per day may be given. Tenormin Dosage will be individualized by your doctor.

Heart Attack
Tenormin may be used in the acute treatment of heart attack in both injectable and tablet form. Your doctor will determine the proper Tenormin Dosage.

Children
The safety and effectiveness of Tenormin have not been established in children.

Older Adults
The doctor will determine the dosage for an older individual, according to his or her needs, especially in the case of reduced kidney function.

Have you skipped your Tenormin dose?
If you miss a dose of Tenormin, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Tenormin. There should be at least 8 hours between doses.

If you take too much of Tenormin?
Incase of an overdose with Tenormin seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Tenormin overdose include

  • slow heart beat,
  • shortness of breath,
  • fainting,
  • dizziness,
  • weakness,
  • confusion,
  • nausea, and
  • vomiting.
Where should you store Tenormin?
Store Tenormin out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Tenormin at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused amount of Tenormin after the expiry date.

Available strengths of Tenormin
Tenormin tablets are available in the strengths of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg.
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Possible food and drug interactions when taking Atenolol (generic Tenormin)

The following drugs may interact with Tenormin. They may increase or decrease the activity of Tenormin.

Inform your health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Tenormin works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Tenormin?
Do not use Tenormin if you suffer from serious defect in the heart's electrical message pathways resulting in decreased function of the heart (2nd or 3rd degree heart block).

Tenormin should not be used if you suffer from untreated tumour of the adrenal gland (phaeochromocytoma), metabolic acidosis (increased acid levels in the blood), hypotension (low blood pressure) or bradycardia (slow heart rate).

Tenormin is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that Tenormin is known to have harmful effects on a developing baby. Low birth weight and other effects have occurred. Do not take Tenormin without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

Tenormin passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Slow heart rates in breast-fed babies have occurred. Do not take Tenormin without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Tenormin should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Tenormin and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Warnings and Precautions.

Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking Tenormin. Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her.

Do not stop taking Tenormin suddenly. This could lead to serious heart-related effects.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how Atenolol affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly. Alcohol can make you drowsier, and increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Therefore, it is best to avoid alcoholic drinks.

Tenormin can affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your prescriber or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Tenormin

Atenolol (generic Tenormin) Side effects.

Side effects of Tenormin that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • changes in vision
  • cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet
  • confusion
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • increased thirst
  • increase in the amount of urine passed
  • irregular heartbeat
  • skin rash
  • slow heart rate (fewer than recommended by your prescriber or health care professional)
  • sweating
  • swollen legs or ankles
  • tremor, shakes
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

Side effects of Tenormin that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome: