Atekind 50 MG Tablet 14
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.
Mode of drug action :
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.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of atenolol include dizziness, feeling tired and depressed mood.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Patients allergic to Atekind or its ingredients, should avoid the use of Atekind.
• Consult the doctor before taking Atekind.
• Avoid Atekind medicine in patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant as it may be unsafe for the fetus.
• The use of Atekind 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 tab Atekind.
• Take med Atekind with or without food but try taking it at a fixed time.
• Patients taking Atekind 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.