What is Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) used for?
Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with angina, hypertension, or arrhythmias. It is a beta-blocker that operates by slowing the heart rate to lower blood pressure and reduce the strain placed on the heart. This action may also reduce the risk of further heart attacks following a heart attack to improve the chances of survival. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone)?
Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one tablet taken once or twice daily, but your individual directions will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a large glass of water. They may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication prior to use 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:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, trouble breathing, chest pain, unusual swelling, cold sensations in the extremities, depression, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. It is important to inform your physician as soon as you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) if the patient is a child or if you have peripheral arterial disorders, uncontrolled heart failure, cardiogenic shock, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, metabolic acidosis, an untreated tumor affecting the adrenal gland, or severe hypotension. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or have a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an overactive thyroid gland, psoriasis, myasthenia gravis, a history of heart failure, 1st degree heart block, diabetes, hypoglycemia, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to you regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.