Atenex 25mg Tablet
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Atenex 25mg Tab belongs to the beta-blocker group of medicines that are used for decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Uses of Atenex 25mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Uneven heartbeat
- Chest pain (angina pectoris)
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Contraindications of Atenex 25mg Tab
- Severe liver disease
- Psychotic disorders, allergic reactions, and adrenal tumour
- High level of acid in the blood (metabolic acidosis)
Side effects of Atenex 25mg Tab
- The commonly observed side effects of Atenex 25mg Tab are dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, cold hands and feet, and neuropsychological disturbances
- In some cases, one may see serious side effects like worsening of heart failure, slowing heart rate, worsening of diabetes and sexual dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Atenex 25mg Tab
Can I take Atenex 25mg Tab during pregnancy?
The medicine can be extremely dangerous for the foetus. It may cross the placenta and reach cord blood, which may cause a number of complications in the baby, including growth retardation, malformation, and foetal death. Thus, you should never use this medicine during pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is not safe to be used during breastfeeding because of the capability of this medicine to pass into the mother's milk and harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
Even though the composition of Atenex 25mg Tab has no effect on your driving ability, if you feel dizzy or tired after taking this medicine, you must not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the tablet?
You should stop drinking alcohol or limit its consumption if you are taking the tablet. Failing to do so might cause your blood pressure to drop too low.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have low blood sugar levels
- You have asthma or breathing problems
- You have poor blood circulation and rapid heartbeats
- You have liver or kidney disease
- You have thyrotoxicosis or Prinzmetal's angina
Mode of Action of Atenex 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
This beta-blocker, having atenolol salt, works by decreasing the strain on the heart and lowering the blood pressure.
Directions for Use of Atenex 25mg Tab
Atenex 25mg Tab should be taken as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor. The tablets must be taken with food and you must try to take the medicine at the same time each day.
Interactions of Atenex 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Taking this medicine along with digoxin and calcium channel blockers like verapamil, diltiazem, and nifedipine can further decrease the heart rate
- Antihypertensive medicines like prazosin and clonidine can cause very low blood pressure if taken with the medicine
Interactions with food items
It is suggested to consume this medicine with food or after taking food.
Other general Interactions
Not enough information is available on the interactions with other conditions
Storage and disposal of Atenex 25mg Tab
This medicine must be stored in a dry and cool place, away from children's reach.
Dosage of Atenex 25mg Tab
Overdose of the medicine may lead to some fatal consequences including breathing disorders, missing heartbeat, lethargy, wheezing, slowing of the heartbeat, swelling, dizziness, shakiness, confusion, blurred vision, numbness, and pale colour.
Missed a Dose
If you miss your dose, you can skip it and continue to your regular dosing schedule. In no case, should you take two doses to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is it okay if I stop this medicine on my own?
A: No, you should never stop this medicine on your own. In doing so, you might suffer from chest pain, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack. Thus, the dosage of Atenex 25mg Tab should only be stopped after the prescription of the doctor.
Q: What should my healthcare provider know before prescribing me this medicine?
- Your past or present diseases
- History of liver- or kidney-related ailments
- Diabetes mellitus
- Thyroid disorders
- Your medication history and ongoing prescription and non-prescription medicines
- Pregnancy status
- History of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
Q: I am allergic to atenolol. Can I take this medicine?
A: No, if you have a known allergy to atenolol, you must avoid taking this medicine.
Q: Can the medicine be given to children?
A: No, it must never be given to children.
Q: What should be done in case of overdose?
A: If you have taken more of the medicine than you should, talk to a doctor or visit a hospital at the earliest.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 04:39 PM (IST)
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