Amlodipine+Atenolol is a combination medicine. It is used to treat high blood p
ressure and heart-related disorder such as chest pain (angina pectoris). It works by lowering the blood pressure, heart rate and contractility of heart muscles. Amlodipine+Atenolol is available in the form of tablets and capsules. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from, before starting amlodipine+atenolol.
Uses of Amlodipine+Atenolol
Amlodipine+Atenolol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris (heart-related chest pain).
Contraindications of Amlodipine+Atenolol
When should one not use Amlodipine+Atenolol
- If you are allergic to amlodipine, atenolol or similar medicines
- If you have any heart disorders like heart failure problem, irregular heartbeat and heart blockage.
- If you have low blood pressure and a slow heart rate problem.
- If you have experienced shock due to a heart attack.
- If you are suffering from metabolic acidosis, a condition when the body produces excess acid.
- If you have a hormone-secreting tumour in the adrenal gland (Pheochromocytoma).
- If you have a blood circulation problem due to it affects the blood supply to different body parts.
Side effects of Amlodipine+Atenolol
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Amlodipine+Atenolol
Can I take amlodipine+atenolol during pregnancy?
Amlodipine+Atenolol should not be used during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive, consult your doctor before using it.
Can I take amlodipine+atenolol while breastfeeding?
Amlodipine+Atenolol should not be used while breastfeeding, consult your doctor before using it.
Can I drive if I have consumed amlodipine+atenolol?
Amlodipine+Atenolol may make you feel dizzy & drowsy, thus you need to be cautious while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with amlodipine+atenolol?
Avoid consuming alcohol with amlodipine+atenolol, as it may worsen the side effects.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have problems with your liver or kidneys
- You notice that your heart condition is worsening
- You have a high or low blood sugar level
- You are suffering from respiratory tract infections like asthma or obstruction of airways
- You develop a thyroid disorder during treatment
- You have a planned surgery or operation
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You are an elderly patient
Mode of Action of Amlodipine+Atenolol
How Does It Work?
- Atenolol works by blocking certain natural chemicals in your body, like epinephrine, to the heart and blood vessels which ultimately helps in lowering heart rate, blood pressure and strain on the heart....
- Amlodipine works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, thereby facilitating blood circulation and lowering blood pressure.
Interactions of Amlodipine+Atenolol
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way amlodipine+atenolol works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, psychiatric disorders, cholesterol problems or are taking pain killers, medicines to modify the immune response....
- You may experience an excess drop in blood pressure if you are taking any other blood pressure-lowering medicine, antifungal medicines and antibiotics with this medicine.
- Medicine that is used as a muscle relaxant called Dantrolene, if taken along, can lead to serious heart-related problems.
- Medicines that are used for irregular heartbeats like Amiodarone and Disopyramide if taken along with this medicine can lead to a drop in blood pressure and slow heartbeat. Simultaneous use should be avoided....
Dosage of Amlodipine+Atenolol
Symptoms of overdose may include low blood pressure, slow heart rate. Seek urgent medical help if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you have missed any dose of amlodipine+atenolol then take it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for the next dose then skip the missed dose and follow the regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is angina pectoris?
A: Angina pectoris is a condition characterised by chest pain, tightness and squeezing in the chest radiating towards shoulders, arms and neck.
Q: In which all dosage forms is amlodipine+atenolol available?
A: Amlodipine+Atenolol is available in the form of a tablet, capsule
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