Atecard D Tablet 14
Atenolol Atenolol is used in the treatment of chest pain (i.e. angina) and high blood pressure. This drug is also known to reduce the risk of death in patients who had a heart attack. Chlorthalidone CTD (Chlorthalidone) is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is also used in the patients with diabetes insipidus, and to prevent the formation of kidney stones in the patients with high blood calcium levels. It is also used in the fluid retention treatment by reducing the fluid build-up.
Mode of drug action :
Atenolol Atenolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers. It blocks the actions of certain chemicals such as adrenaline or epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. Consequently, the heart rate and the blood pressure come under control. Chlorthalidone Chlorthalidone is a diuretic and antihypertensive. It acts by increasing the sodium and potassium elimination in the urine causing excess water to get excreted from the body. Thus, it reduces the blood pressure.
What are the common side effects?
Atenolol The common side effects of atenolol include dizziness, feeling tired and depressed mood. Chlorthalidone The common side effects of the drug chlorthalidone include dizziness, stomach upset, lightheadedness, nausea, increased thirst, diarrhea or constipation, and loss of appetite. Major side effects include a sore throat, fever, severe skin rash, muscle pains or cramps, extreme thirst, trouble breathing or swallowing, and unusual bleeding.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Patients allergic to Atecard D or its ingredients, should avoid the use of Atecard D.
• Consult the doctor before taking Atecard D.
• Avoid Atecard D medicine in patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant as it may be unsafe for the fetus.
• The use of Atecard D may cause dizziness or tiredness, so do not drive or operate machinery. Get up slowly after sitting or lying down to avoid dizziness.
• Avoid the use of alcohol as it may also increase the side effects of Atecard D.
• Take med Atecard D with or without food but try taking it at a fixed time.
• Patients taking Atecard D who are over the age of 65 may have a greater risk of the side effects.
What else should I know?
1. Should I inform my surgeon about taking atenolol? Yes. You need to inform your surgeon that you are undergoing therapy with atenolol. You may have to stop taking the drug for some days before the surgery.
2. Can I drive after taking atenolol? Atenolol can impair a person’s ability to think and react. Therefore, it is not advisable to drive for some time after taking this drug.
3. What if I drink alcohol while using atenolol? Taking alcohol and atenolol together can increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness.
4. Can I maintain a normal blood pressure with atenolol alone? Atenolol is only a part of treatment for blood pressure. You may need some other drugs, along with a proper exercise, diet, and weight control.
5. Can I stop taking atenolol if I do not have the symptoms of high blood pressure? You must continue using this medicine even if you feel that you have no symptoms. This is because very often, high blood pressure does not produce symptoms. Chlorthalidone
1. What are the storage precautions for chlorthalidone? Store the drug at room temperature (20 - 25 °C) and away from heat or moisture. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
2. What should I do in the case of an overdose? In the case of overdose, seek emergency medical care. The symptoms of overdose include fainting, extreme thirst, muscle pain, and weakness.
3. What could be the dosage of chlorthalidone for treating hypertension? The initially recommended chlorthalidone dosage for hypertension is 25 to 100mg/day. Consult your doctor before taking the drug and do not self-medicate.
4. How should I take chlorthalidone tablet? Take the medication as per the instructions provided by the physician. Usually, chlorthalidone is taken once daily after a meal (preferably after breakfast).
5. What are the severe allergic reactions of chlorthalidone? Severe allergic reactions associated with chlorthalidone include skin rash, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue, and itching or hives.