Aten H 12.5 MG Tablet 10
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. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat hypertension. It is also used in the treatment of fluid retention in congestive heart failure or liver cirrhosis. Hydrochlorothiazide is used as a diuretic to removes excess salts from the body.
Mode of drug action :
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. Hydrochlorothiazide Hydrochlorothiazide acts by eliminating excess salts from the body by inhibiting sodium reuptake in the body. Hydrochlorothiazide blocks sodium-chloride symporter, it reduces osmotic gradient and water reabsorption throughout the body.
What are the common side effects?
Atenolol The common side effects of atenolol include dizziness, feeling tired, and depressed mood. Hydrochlorothiazide The common reported hydrochlorothiazide symptoms are excessive thirst, abnormal heart rhythms, increased sensitivity to light, dry mouth, skin allergies, headache, GI disorder, decreased potassium levels, and tingling in hands legs and feet.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Unsafe Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Patients with a history of allergic reactions to Aten H ingredients should not take this drug.
• Patients with serious conditions such as heart failure, conduction block or very slow heartbeat should not use Aten H.
• People with certain heart conditions and liver disease should take Aten H with caution.
• Do not suddenly stop taking Aten H medicine as it can worsen the condition.
• This drug is not recommended for use in children below 6 years of age due to the increased risk of Aten H side effects.
• Pregnant, breastfeeding women, and women planning for pregnancy must inform a doctor before using Aten H.
• Read the label to know Aten H uses and 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 on 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. Hydrochlorothiazide
1. I am pregnant. Should I stop taking hydrochlorothiazide? Hydrochlorothiazide is safe during pregnancy. However, consult your doctor before taking the drug.
2. I am suffering from a thyroid disorder. Can I use hydrochlorothiazide? Discuss with the doctor about the safe use of the drug in thyroid disorders.
3. Can I give hydrochlorothiazide to my 15-year-old child? No, hydrochlorothiazide is not recommended for the children younger than 18 years of age.
4. What are the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide in diabetic patients? Hydrochlorothiazide may affect the blood sugar levels of diabetic patients. Talk to your doctor before using the drug.
5. I am allergic to sulpha drugs. Can I take hydrochlorothiazide? No, sulfa drugs may react with hydrochlorothiazide. Discuss with your doctor about the safe use of the drug.