Information about Atenolol and Chlorthalidone
Generic Name : Atenolol and Chlorthalidone
Pronunciation : ah TEN oh lol- klor thal' i done
Latest prescription information about Atenolol and Chlorthalidone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5
Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives
Trade Names/Brand Names of Atenolol and Chlorthalidone
India- Atecard-D, Tenoclor, Tenoric.
Why is Atenolol and Chlorthalidone Prescribed? (Indications)
This combination medication contains beta-blocker and diuretic, prescribed for hypertension. It interferes with certain body chemicals, which cause the slow heart beat.
When should Atenolol and Chlorthalidone not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with urination problem, congestive heart failure, and hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Atenolol and Chlorthalidone?
Adult: Per tab contains Atenolol (mg)/Chlorthalidone (mg): 50/25 or 100/25. Initially one tab of 50/12.5 once daily; may increase to one tab of 100/25 based on response.
How should Atenolol and Chlorthalidone be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Atenolol and Chlorthalidone?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung disease, congestive heart failure, slow heartbeat, abnormal heart rhythm, narrowing of blood vessels, kidney impairment, decrease in blood minerals, untreated adrenal gland tumor, diabetes, gout, liver impairment, overactive thyroid, systemic lupus erythematosus, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption and exposure to sunlight.
• Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
• Monitor electrolyte and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Atenolol and Chlorthalidone?
• Heart :
Slow heart rate, cold extremities, low blood pressure, leg pain.
• Central Nervous System :
Dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, tiredness, fatigue, lethargy, drowsiness, depression, dreaming.
• Gastrointestinal :
• Respiratory :
Wheezing, difficulty in breathing.
What are the other precautions for Atenolol and Chlorthalidone?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Atenolol and Chlorthalidone?
Store at controlled room temperature (20-25°C).
Schedule : H
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