What is Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) used for?
Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients suffering from hypertension, angina, or arrhythmias. It operates by reducing the amount of work placed on the heart making it easier to circulate the blood. This can prevent symptoms caused by reduced circulation such as chest pain, faintness, or other similar conditions. Your doctor prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone)?
Always use Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One or two daily doses of one tablet is normally prescribed, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended if you experience nausea. Avoid changing the form of the tablets by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone)?
Some patients using Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms including faintness, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, swelling of the extremities, cold sensation in the feet or hands, depression, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) if the patient being treated is a child or if you have cardiogenic shock, peripheral arterial disorder, uncontrolled heart failure, bradycardia, hypotension, sick sinus syndrome, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, metabolic acidosis, peripheral arterial disorder, or an untreated tumour affecting the adrenal gland. Also disclose if you have myasthenia gravis, psoriasis, a history of allergies to similar medications, angina not caused by exertion, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, an overactive thyroid gland, hypoglycaemia, diabetes, a history of asthma, history of heart failure, reduced liver function, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.