Atenolol (Tenoretic)

What is Atenolol?

Atenolol, or Tenoretic, is an effective beta-clocker that affects blood circulation though the veins and arteries and the heart, treating such serious complications as angina and hypertension. Additionally, the medication is prescribed as a preventing drug to decrease the risk of heart attack. Atenolol can be administered in other cases not listed in the safety leaflet.


Recommendations for Use

Atenolol is a medication that should be taken on a daily basis, following the prescription. Follow all the doctor’s recommendations to prevent possible complications and side effects. Never increase or decrease the amount of the drug and do not take it for longer than advised. Tenoretic should be administered approximately at the same time daily, with a full glass of water. Never skip or stop Atenolol intake abruptly, as it may stimulate the development of related side effects and adverse reactions. To make sure the pharmaceutical is effective for your health condition, check your pressure regularly. Keep in mind that the medication is a separate part of the whole hypertension treatment course that also requires a balanced diet, weight control and constant exercising.

If you have missed a single Atenolol dose, take it when you remember, though skip it if the next scheduled one should be administered soon. However, never double or even increase Tenoretic dose to avoid drug overuse with all the related consequences. Since Atenolol can impair your reaction, thinking and concentration, be careful with different tasks that require alertness.

Precautions and Contraindications

If you wish to make Atenolol treatment course an advantageous experience that will help you reduce the symptoms of devastating conditions, consult your healthcare provider first and discuss safety issues with him/her. Tell him/her about the conditions that may help determine the necessary Tenoretic dose (if any):

• diabetes; • serious heart problems, including slow heart rate, sick sinus syndrome, heart block, congestive heart failure, etc.;

• emphysema, asthma, bronchitis;

• kidney or liver disorders;

• pheochromocytom;

• depression, anxiety;

• low blood pressure;

• thyroid issues, etc.

Do not even start the medication course if you are allergic to Tenoretic or other ingredients of the pharmaceutical. The preparation is also not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, since its action may impair the health condition of an unborn or nursing child.

Drug Interactions

Since Atenolol interacts with diverse prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal products and other supplements, one should inform the doctor about other treatments he/she is taking to eliminate the danger. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any of the following medications:

• diet medicines, cold remedies, stimulant pills;

• allergy treatments;

• diabetes drugs;

• heart medications;

• asthma and breathing disorders pills;

• MAO inhibitor;

• Guanabenz;

• Clonidine;

• Amiodarone and others.

Side Effects

Seek emergency medical assistance in case you have any signs of allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, dark urine, jaundice, depression, fainting, light-headedness, uneven heartbeat, swelling of separate parts of the body, depression, hallucinations, agitation, mild exertion, etc.

Call the doctor if minor side effects such as impotence, fatigue, insomnia and nervousness do not disappear or become more complicated. Tell your doctor about other adverse reactions you have since this is not a full list of possible complications.