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What is Tenormin-100?
Tenormin containing the active ingredient atenolol belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. The medication works by dilating blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow as well as lowering blood pressure and strain on the heart. It can be used alone or along with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), chest pain (angina) and to improve the chance of survival after a heart attack. Treating hypertension can help reduce the risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
How is Tenormin-100 used?
Tenormin is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. The tablets can be used to treat hypertension but cannot be used to cure the condition.
Patients using Tenormin may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Upset stomach
- Cold hands or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Swollen ankles or feet
- Vision problems
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Tenormin-100 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.