Atpark 50mg Tablet
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Atpark 50mg Tab belongs to a class of medication known as beta-blockers. The main component of the composition is atenolol.
Uses of Atpark 50mg Tab
- High blood pressure
- Irregular heartbeats
- Relieves chest pain during an angina attack
- Early management after a heart attack
Contraindications of Atpark 50mg Tab
- Avoid taking medicine if you have severe liver disease
- Avoid the medication in the presence of neuropsychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety, attention deficits disorders
- Avoid the medicine if you are allergic to it
- Do not take this medicine if you have an untreated adrenal gland tumour which is called pheochromocytoma
- Avoid taking this medicine if you have metabolic acidosis, a condition in which there are high levels of acid in the blood
- Avoid the medication in asthma
Side effects of Atpark 50mg Tab
- The side effects of Atpark 50mg Tab are dizziness, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, cold hands and feet, neuropsychological disturbances like unusual dreams, loss of full control over body movements, sleeplessness, depression, and vision problemread less
- Serious side effects of the medication are worsening of heart failure and excessive slowing of the heart rate which aggravates in diabetics, and sexual dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Atpark 50mg Tab
Can I take Atpark 50mg Tab during pregnancy?
Consult your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant, as this medication has adverse effects on the fetus like growth retardation, malformations.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Avoid this medicine while breastfeeding, as it enters the breast milk.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medication does not affect driving, but if you experience any dizziness and fatigue while taking the medicine, then do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Alcohol reduces blood pressure, so it is better to avoid alcohol or limit its intake.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are a diabetic patient taking this medication, as this medicine may cause blood sugar levels to drop more
- You have symptoms like increased heart rate, sweating, headache and hunger pangs
- You have asthma, poor blood circulation, rapid heartbeats, thyrotoxicosis (a condition caused by an overactive thyroid gland), Prinzmetal's angina or kidney or liver disease
Mode of Action of Atpark 50mg Tab
How Does It Work?
The medicine helps to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduces the load on the heart.
Directions for Use of Atpark 50mg Tab
Take the prescribed dosage of Atpark 50mg Tab along with food or after having food.
Interactions of Atpark 50mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- This medicine interacts with other medicines so inform your doctor if you are on other medicines
- Medicines like digoxin and calcium channel blockers like verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine can lower heart rate
- Medications to control high blood pressure like prazosin and clonidine when taken along with this medicine can cause very low blood pressure
Interactions with food items
Avoid drinking apple juice and orange juice within 4 hours of consuming this medication as it may prevent its absorption.
Other general Interactions
Avoid this medication if you have asthma, Prinz metal angina, first-degree heart block, poor blood circulation, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes, kidney problems.
Storage and disposal of Atpark 50mg Tab
Store this medication below 25-degree Celcius in a dry place and keep it away from children. Dispose of the expired medicine.
Dosage of Atpark 50mg Tab
An overdose of Atpark 50mg Tab may result in severe, harmful symptoms or death. Immediately contact your doctor if you see signs of overdose like lethargy, breathing trouble, wheezing, sweating, missed heartbeat or excessive slowing of the pulse, swelling on hands and feet, shakiness, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, headache, pallor, numbness or tingling of the mouth.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose immediately as you remember. If it the time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take an additional dose for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I stop the medication on my own?
A: It is harmful to stop the medication all of a sudden without informing your doctor. Suddenly stopping a beta-blocker can cause chest pain, irregular heartbeat, or even a heart attack. A gradual tapering of the dose might be advisable.
Q: What precautions should I take?
A: Symptoms of dizziness, fainting, visual disturbances, sexual dysfunction, and slowing of the heart rate should be immediately reported to the doctor. Based on your blood pressure, heart rate, and level of the medicine in your serum, the doctor may alter your dosage.
Q: What diet should I take?
A: Follow the dietary recommendation given by your doctor. A diet low in sodium is generally advisable.
Q: What should I discuss with my doctor before I start taking the medicine?
A: Your doctor should know if you are suffering from asthma, diabetes, liver, kidney, thyroid or any heart-related disorders. Also, if you are taking any other medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins or herbal medicines, inform your doctor about it. Women should provide information about pregnancy status, use of oral birth control pills and other important information like a history of pregnancy-induced high blood pressure.
Q: Can I exercise while taking the medicine?
A: If you are taking the medicine and exercising your heart rate won't go up as it was before taking medicine. So, do not overdo your exercises, and also watch for symptoms of dehydration like thirst, reduced sweating and fatigue. Consult your health care team if considering training while on medication. They may advise you to monitor the intensity of your workout by checking how tired you're getting instead of tracking the target heart rate. It would be best if you aim to exercise to the point of getting tired, but still, be able to converse.
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- American Heart Association. How do beta blocker drugs affect exercise?
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 03:13 PM (IST)
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