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Active Ingredient: Atenolol
Utilization: Used to treat high blood pressure, reduction of the heart rate, treatment of angina
Available Dosages: 25mg, 50mg and 100mg
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Tenormin looks like tablets and may have a different dosage of the active component of atenolol: 25, 50 and 100 mg. There is also a liquid form for injection - 5 mg of atenolol. The preparation contains inactive components, such as povidone, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
Tenormin can be used as an independent medicine or used with other medicaments. Your doctor may prescribe these pills for hypertension to treat high blood pressure. Reducing hypertension helps to prevent the risk of stroke, kidney problems, and even heart attacks. Tenormin is also used to treat angina (chest pain), for the complex treatment of cardiovascular diseases (in combination with other medicines). This pill belongs to the class of beta-blockers to block certain chemical components inside your body. This effect causes a decrease in blood pressure and a decrease in the load on the heart. Also, Tenormin could be taken to remove alcohol withdrawal syndrome, for patients with heart failure, treat an unstable heartbeat, and to prevent migraines.
This medicine can have many side effects, so the patient needs to tell his doctor if he has the following symptoms:
- Respiratory failure.
- Cold limbs.
- Increased fatigue.
- Slow heart rate.
- Dizziness while standing.
Also, Tenormin may give other symptoms that may appear after the patient has started taking this drug:
- Dry eyes.
- Violet spots on the body.
- Short-term memory impairment and concentration.
The dosage and use of this pill depend on the disease and the course of treatment. Some patients take 5 mg injections for 5-10 minutes. Others may need large dosages - from 100 to 200 mg per day. Also, the dosage may be 50 mg per day. You should consult your doctor so that he will give a direct appointment for the use of Tenormin. You do not need to do your dosage because the drug has many side effects.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 9.03.2023