What is Tenormin-25?
Tenormin works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing the heart rate to improve blood flow as well as lowering blood pressure and strain on the heart. The active ingredient atenolol is considered a beta blocker type of medication. The drug can be used alone or along with other medicines to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain) and to improve the chance of survival after a heart attack. Monitoring blood pressure levels can help decrease the risk of future heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is Tenormin-25 used?
Tenormin should be taken as directed by a doctor, usually 1 to 2 times per day. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets can be taken to treat hypertension but cannot be used to cure the condition.
Tenormin may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Cold hands and feet
- Upset stomach
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Mental or mood changes
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Irregular heartbeat
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-25 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.