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Tenoretic Medication (Atenolol, Chlorthalidone) - Uses & Side Effects

Generic Name: Atenolol, Chlorthalidone

ATENOLOL; CHLORTHALIDONE (Tenoretic®) is a combination of two drugs used to lower blood pressure. Atenolol is a beta-blocker and chlorthalidone is a diuretic. Atenolol, chlorthalidone is used to control, but not cure, high blood pressure. You can used it alone or in combination with other medications, that are used to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina and treat heart attacks. Atenolol is in a class of medications known as beta blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels. Chlorthalidone, the diuretic, helps your body produce and eliminate more urine and which helps in lowering blood pressure.

Tenoretic Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 1 Tenoretic 50 tablet taken once a day. Your doctor may also increase the dosage to 1 Tenoretic 100 tablet taken once a day.
  • If your kidney function is impaired, then your doctor will adjust your dosage.

Uses of Tenoretic

  • Atenolol is also used to prevent migraine headaches and to treat alcohol withdrawal, heart failure, and irregular heartbeat.
  • It is used to treat high blood pressure.

Side Effects of Tenoretic

If you are using Tenoretic, then discuss the side effects of Tenoretic with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Side effects of Tenoretic may include:

  • low potassium
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • excessive thirst
  • slow heartbeat
  • depression
  • constipation
  • cramping
  • decreased sexual ability
  • diarrhea
  • Blood disorders
  • hair loss
  • hives
  • Dizziness

Warnings and precautions before taking Tenoretic:

  • If you have a history of congestive heart failure or certain other heart problems, then you should be used Tenoretic with caution.
  • If you are taking Tenoretic medicine, then it may cause you to become drowsy or less alert. So, do not perform activity that requires full mental alertness.
  • If you are having surgery such as including dental surgery, then you should tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking atenolol.
  • You should not be stopped Tenoretic suddenly. Because it may cause chest pain and heart attack. When stopping the drug, your physician will gradually reduce your dosage.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products. Be sure to mention any of the following such as including calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem and verapamil, clonidine and reserpine. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.

Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Tenoretic, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Tenoretic. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tenoretic with the following:

  • Blood pressure medicines containing reserpine
  • Other blood pressure drugs
  • Clonidine (Catapres)
  • Diltiazem (Cardizem)
  • Epinephrine (EpiPen)
  • Insulin
  • Lithium (Eskalith)
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Indocin and Motrin
  • Verapamil
Overdose

After taking Tenoretic, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Tenoretic overdose may includes:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • constricted airways
  • low blood pressure
  • low blood sugar
  • slow heartbeat
  • sluggishness
  • wheezing
  • Dizziness
  • nausea
  • weakness

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