Aten 75mg Tablet
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Aten 75mg Tab belongs to the class of beta blockers, which are used for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. The generic name of Aten 75mg Tab is atenolol.
Uses of Aten 75mg Tab
- Treatment of hypertension
- Treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
- Treatment of angina pectoris (severe chest pain)
- Early treatment of myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Contraindications of Aten 75mg Tab
- Patients with neuropsychiatric disorders
- Patients with severe liver disease
- Patients with asthma
- Patient with known allergic reactions to this medicine or other beta blockers
- Patients with untreated adrenal tumour
- Patients with metabolic acidosis (a condition where there are elevated levels of acid in the bloodstream)
Side effects of Aten 75mg Tab
- The common side effects of Aten 75mg Tab are drowsiness and dizziness, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, cold hands and feet, neuropsychological disturbances like unusual dreams, loss of full control over body movements, sleeplessness, depression and visual disturbancesread less
- Serious side effects of Aten 75mg Tab include worsening of diabetes, heart failure and excessive slowing of heart rate. Few cases of sexual dysfunction have also been reported
Precautions and Warnings of Aten 75mg Tab
Can I take Aten 75mg Tab during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be taken during pregnancy unless its benefits outweigh the risks when they are thoroughly examined by a doctor. It is known to cause growth retardations, malformations and foetal deaths.
Can I take Aten 75mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine is unsafe for breastfeeding mothers. However, if the benefits outweigh the risks as thoroughly examined by a doctor it may be used while breastfeeding. The infant should be observed for any symptoms.
Can I drive if I have consumed Aten 75mg Tab?
Yes, you can drive after consumption of this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Aten 75mg Tab?
Alcohol intake can cause the blood pressure to drop too low. Therefore, the alcohol intake should be limited or avoided during the treatment with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
The physician should be informed of presence of kidneys- or liver-related disorders, thyrotoxicosis, poor blood circulation and asthma or similar respiratory issues prior to the treatment with this medicine.
Mode of Action of Aten 75mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This medicine acts by lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, thereby decreasing the strain on the heart.
Directions for Use of Aten 75mg Tab
The medicine should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) with water and taken exactly as instructed by the healthcare practitioner. The medicine should be taken with meals or right after meals.
Interactions of Aten 75mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Digoxin and calcium channel blockers such as verapamil, diltiazem and nifedipine can further decrease the heart rate when combined with this medicine. This medicine taken along with prazosin and clonidine can cause low blood pressure.
Interactions with food items
There are no reported interactions of this medicine with food.
Other general Interactions
Patients with diabetes are requested to exercise extreme caution with this medicine as it can cause low levels of blood sugar. People with asthma or other breathing disorders, poor blood circulation, chest pain, irregular heartbeats and kidneys- and liver-related disorders are advised not to use this medicine and should consult for alternative medication for their respective conditions to the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Aten 75mg Tab
The medicine should be placed in a cool and dry place away from heat, moisture and reach of the children as instructed in the label. It should be not be used after the expiry date and be discarded via proper and standard methods recommended by your pharmacist.
Dosage of Aten 75mg Tab
An overdose of Aten 75mg Tab may lead to fatal consequences, the immediate symptoms of which are lethargy, breathing problems, wheezing, missing or excessive slowing of heartbeats, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, shakiness, dizziness, sweating or confusion, blurred vision, headache, pale colour, numbness or tingling of the mouth, etc. Emergency care should be sought for immediately in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you recall it. In case if it is time for the upcoming dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the regular dosing schedule should be followed. Do not take extra medicine for compensation of the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What are the special precautions to be taken in case of patients with diabetes using Aten 75mg Tab?
A: Aten 75mg Tab can worsen diabetes. The physician should be informed about your diabetes prior to treatment. This medicine can cause low blood sugar levels and also alter the response of the body to low blood sugar levels. The cautionary symptoms of low blood sugar such as increased heart rate, sweating, headache and hunger pangs may not be experienced while on the treatment with this medicine.
Q: Can I stop taking Aten 75mg Tab on my own?
A: The dose of this medicine should not be stopped or changed abruptly. It may result into irregular heartbeat, chest pain or heart attack. The physician should be consulted to reduce the Aten 75mg Tab dosage gradually, before finally stopping it.
Q: What are the things to be discussed with the physician prior to treatment with atenolol?
A: The physician should be informed about the entire medical and surgical history including all medications, natural and herbal supplements. He/she should also be informed on the past or present disease conditions such as of kidneys-, liver- or heart-related disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, etc. Women should inform about the pregnancy or if they are planning pregnancy and the contraceptive measures.
Q: What are the ideal storage conditions for Aten 75mg Tab?
A: The medicine should be placed in room temperature away from excessive heat, sunlight and the reach of children and pets. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date or when it is not needed. Do not share medicine with anyone with the similar symptoms as yours without a proper prescription.
Q: What precautions should I follow during treatment with atenolol?
A: If you experience any symptoms of dizziness, syncope, vision problems, sexual dysfunction, slowing of heart rate, etc. after its administration, then immediately report to the physician so that he/she can adjust your dose depending on your blood pressure, heart rate, level of the medications in your serum and other such important factors.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC). Package leaflet: information for the user. Atenolol 25 mg tablets. Atenolol 50 mg tablets. Atenolol 100 mg tablets.
- DailyMed. Label: Atenolol – atenolol tablet.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Atenolol.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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