Atenova 25mg Tablet
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Atenova 25mg Tab is a medicine that is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and it belongs to the classification of medicines known as beta blockers. The generic name of the medicine is atenolol.
Uses of Atenova 25mg Tab
The uses of Atenova 25mg Tab are in the management and regulation of high blood pressure (hypertension), uneven heart beats (arrhythmias) along with the prevention/control of chest pain (angina pectoris) and protection of the heart in the early treatment after a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Contraindications of Atenova 25mg Tab
- Allergic to it or other beta blockers
- Severe liver diseases
- Asthma or other breathing problems
- Neuropsychiatric disorders
- Hypersensitive reactions
- Untreated adrenal tumour (pheochromocytoma)
- Increased acid levels in the blood (metabolic acidosis)
Side effects of Atenova 25mg Tab
- Cold hands and feet
- Unusual dreams (nightmares)
- Loss of full control over body movements
- Vision problem
- Worsening of heart failure
- Excessive slowing of heart rates
Precautions and Warnings of Atenova 25mg Tab
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be administered during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as it is dangerous. Women of child-bearing age on the prescription of this medicine are advised to opt for effective contraceptive measures.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
It is not safe to use this medicine during breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and can lead to severe complications.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine does not inhibit your ability to drive; hence, it is safe to drive when using this medicine. However, if you experience dizziness or tiredness, kindly do not drive or operate tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Do not consume alcohol with this medicine as it may lead to a severe drop of blood pressure.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have diabetes, asthma or other breathing problems, chest pain (angina), poor blood circulation, rapid or irregular heartbeats, an overactive thyroid gland and kidney or liver disorders.
Mode of Action of Atenova 25mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The composition of Atenova 25mg Tab works by decreasing the heart rate and blood pleasure, thereby lowering the extra strain on the heart.
Directions for Use of Atenova 25mg Tab
The dosage of Atenova 25mg Tab is prescribed for oral consumption only. It should be taken in exact amounts as instructed by the doctor. You need to swallow (not chew, crush or break) this medicine whole with water. A follow-up visit to the doctor on the completion of the course of this medicine for the further course of treatment would be extremely beneficial.
Interactions of Atenova 25mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Calcium channel blockers (verapamil, diltiazem or nifedipine)
- Antihypertensive medicines (like prazosin and clonidine can cause a drop in blood pressure when taken with this medicine)
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions of this medicine with any of the food products.
Other general Interactions
People with liver diseases, asthma, neuropsychiatric disorders and untreated adrenal tumour are advised not to take this medicine and discuss their respective conditions with the doctor.
Storage and disposal of Atenova 25mg Tab
This medicine should be kept in a cool and dry place at ambient temperature away from moisture, light, heat and reach of children. The use of this medicine after the expiry date can cause adverse effects. Medical waste management instructions provided by the pharmacist need to followed when you are disposing this medicine.
Dosage of Atenova 25mg Tab
Overdose of Atenova 25mg Tab may lead to lethargy, numbness or tingling of the mouth, breathing disorders, wheezing (whistle-like sound from the chest while breathing), swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, shakiness, dizziness, sweating or confusion, blurred vision, headache, pale colouration of the body, missing heartbeats, excessive slowing of heartbeats, etc. In the case of an overdose, report immediately to the doctor.
Missed a Dose
This medicine is for regular dosage, kindly avoid missing a dose. In the case of a missed/skipped dose, administer this medicine the earliest as you realise it. If it is time for the upcoming dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the dose should not be doubles by compensating for it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before using this medicine?
A: It is crucial to apprise the doctor about your complete medical history, including liver-, kidney- or heart-related disorders, and the intake of any prescription, non-prescription and herbal medications.
Q: Can I buy this medicine on internet?
A: This medication is available on the internet (only on sites registered or approved by FDA or other medical association); however, it is best to purchase it at your nearest pharmacy by producing a valid medical prescription.
Q: What are the home remedies that can increase the effect of this medicine?
A: Lifestyle changes such as following a proper diet and a regular exercise can help improve the response to the effective treatment of this medicine.
Q: When should I take this medicine with regards to meals?
A: Kindly take this medication with or right after meals, and do not take this medicine in empty stomach. Consult your doctor for more details about its correct dosage.
Q: How long should I take this medicine?
A: Your doctor will determine the duration of the course of this medicine as per your condition. Use it according to your doctor's advice.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:25 PM (IST)
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