What is the use of Tenormin tablet?

What is the use of Tenormin tablet?

Atenolol is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to treat chest pain (angina) and to improve survival after a heart attack.

Is 200 mg of atenolol too much?

The maximum dosage of atenolol depends on patient-specific factors such as age, kidney function, and underlying heart disease. Generally, the max daily dose is 200 mg per day for adults and 4 mg/kg/day in children.

How long does it take for Tenormin to work?

Just make sure you take your doses at the same time each day as this will help you remember to take it regularly. How long does it take for atenolol (Tenormin) to work? Atenolol (Tenormin) starts working after about 2 to 4 hours but it can take up to 1 to 2 weeks before you see the full effects.

Is Tenormin and atenolol the same?

Tenormin is available as the generic medication atenolol. And Lopressor is available as the generic medication metoprolol tartrate. (A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication.)

What drugs should not be taken with atenolol?

Atenolol may interact with other medications

  • Mental health drugs. Reserpine and monamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) may increase or add to the effects of atenolol.
  • Heart rhythm drugs. Taking certain heart drugs with atenolol can slow down your heart rate too much.
  • Calcium channel blockers.
  • Alpha blockers.
  • Pain drug.

Which medicine is best for high BP?

Common Medications for High Blood Pressure

  • Amlodipine (Norvasc) is a calcium channel blocker.
  • Benazepril (Lotensin) is an ACE inhibitor.
  • Chlorthalidone (Hygroton) is a thiazide diuretic.
  • Enalapril (Vasotec) is an ACE inhibitor.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril, Microzide) is a thiazide diuretic.

What are the dangers of taking atenolol?

Side Effects

  • Blurred vision.
  • cold hands or feet.
  • difficult or labored breathing.
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly.
  • shortness of breath.
  • tightness in chest.
  • wheezing.

What are the dangers of taking beta blockers?

Side effects commonly reported by people taking beta blockers include:

  • feeling tired, dizzy or lightheaded (these can be signs of a slow heart rate)
  • cold fingers or toes (beta blockers may affect the blood supply to your hands and feet)
  • difficulties sleeping or nightmares.
  • feeling sick.

What’s the best alternative to atenolol?

Most people will be changed to metoprolol succinate, as it is clinically the closest alternative to atenolol. Keep in mind, however, that each person’s situation is different, and your clinicians will find the best alternative for you.

Who manufactures Tenormin medication?

Tenormin is made by IPR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is marketed and distributed by AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals .

Is 250mcg the same as 25MG?

Yes. 0.25 mg is equal to 250 mcg, so you would take 2 of the 0.25 mg tablets to get a dose of 500 mcg.