What is Tensinor (Atenolol) used for?
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Tensinor (Atenolol) is a beta-blocker prescribed to treat hypertension or angina. The medication reduces the patient's heart rate to lower blood pressure and the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood. This action can prevent symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, or potential heart attacks. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions such as heart failure, an irregular heartbeat, or migraines.
How should I use Tensinor (Atenolol)?
Always use Tensinor (Atenolol) according to your doctor's instructions to get the most effective results. The normal regimen is one daily dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions may differ depending on the severity of your symptoms and your current health condition. This medicine should always be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of the contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Tensinor (Atenolol)?
The use of Tensinor (Atenolol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Disclose any symptoms that become worrying or if you experience serious side effects such as faintness, an irregular heart rate, depression, unusual swelling, trouble breathing, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen to prevent potential problems from occurring.
Tensinor (Atenolol) should not be used to treat patients who have hypotension, peripheral arterial disorders, heart failure, or increased acidity of the blood. Also inform your physician if you have asthma, diabetes, hypoglycemia, psoriasis, or a history of heart failure. These may require reduced dosages or other adjustments to prevent potential problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tensinor (Atenolol). 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.