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What is Tenormin-50?
Tenormin can be used alone or along with other medications to treat angina (chest pain), hypertension (high blood pressure) and to improve the chance of survival after a heart attack. The active ingredient atenolol belongs to a group of medications called beta blockers. It 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. Controlling blood pressure can help reduce the risk of kidney problems, strokes and heart attacks.
How is Tenormin-50 used?
Tenormin should be taken orally once or twice daily unless otherwise directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The tablets can be taken to treat high blood pressure but cannot be used to cure the condition.
Tenormin may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Upset stomach
- Cold hands and feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive or performance
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swollen ankles or feet
- Irregular heartbeat
- 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-50 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.