Atecard 25mg Tablet
By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
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Atecard 25mg Tab contains atenolol, a beta-blocker used to decrease heart rate, blood pressure and strain on the heart.
Uses of Atecard 25mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Uneven heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Early treatment after a heart attack
Contraindications of Atecard 25mg Tab
- Severe liver disease
- Neuropsychiatric disorder
- Hypersensitive reaction
- Untreated adrenal tumour
- Abnormal acid levels in the blood (metabolic acidosis)
Side effects of Atecard 25mg Tab
- Common side effects of Atecard 25mg Tab include dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, and cold hands and feet
- Serious side effects of the medicine include neuropsychological disturbances such as unusual dreams, loss of control over body movement, sleeplessness, depression and visual problem; worsening of heart failure and slowing of heart rate; worsening of diabetes; and sexual dysfunctionread less
Precautions and Warnings of Atecard 25mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Do not take this medicine during pregnancy as it is known to cause serious problems in the foetus ranging from growth-retardation and malformation to foetal death. Your doctor might prescribe it during pregnancy only if its advantages outweigh its risks.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Do not take this medicine while breastfeeding as it is known to pass into breastmilk.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Do not drive if you experience the side effects of the medicine such as dizziness or tiredness.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Consuming alcohol with this medicine might further reduce your blood pressure; hence, avoid or limit your alcohol-consumption.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience side effects such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction or slowing of the heart rate; your doctor may need to adjust your dosage
- You are taking any other medications
Mode of Action of Atecard 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Atecard 25mg Tab is a beta-blocker that decreases blood pressure and heart rate, and reduces strain on the heart.
Directions for Use of Atecard 25mg Tab
Take this medicine as per your doctor's instructions.
Interactions of Atecard 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Atecard 25mg Tab shows interaction with calcium channel blockers like verapamil, diltiazem and nifedipine and with digoxin further reducing heart rate
- The medicine also interacts with prazosin and clonidine, resulting in very low blood pressure
Interactions with food items
This medicine is to be consumed along with a meal or right after a meal.
Storage and disposal of Atecard 25mg Tab
Store this medicine under room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Dosage of Atecard 25mg Tab
The dosage of Atecard 25mg Tab must be as prescribed by your doctor. Overdose causes fatal consequences. An overdose might cause lethargy, breathing disorder, wheezing (whistle-like sound from the chest), excessive slowing of heartbeats, swelling of hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, shakiness, dizziness, confusion and sweating, blurred vision, headache, pale colour, numbness or tingling of the mouth, etc. Seek emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose, but do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed dosage.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop taking this medicine if I feel better?
A: Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine as it might result in chest pain, irregular heartbeat or even a heart attack. Your doctor will reduce the dosage gradually before the end of your treatment.
Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before starting treatment with this medicine?
A: Discuss all your past and present medical disorders such as liver, kidney or heart-related disorders, diabetes, thyroid problems, about all your ongoing medicines, about your pregnancy status and use of oral contraceptives.
Q: What special precautions should I follow?
A: Immediately report symptoms such as dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc.; the doctor will adjust your dosage based on your condition.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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