Aten H 50/25 MG Tablet
Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
Composition: Atenolol (50 mg) + Hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg)
Drug type: Beta-Blockers and Diuretics
Prescription Required: Yes
Primary Uses: Hypertension (High blood pressure)
What is Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet?
Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet contains the combination of Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet is used in treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
How Does the Drug Work?
Atenolol shows high selectivity for β1-adrenergic receptors. It works by slowing down the heart rate by its nitric oxide vasodilating effect that makes the heart more efficient for pumping blood around the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that prevents the reabsorption of electrolytes and removes extra water.
Common Side Effects of Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet:
List of major side effects of Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet
- Acid or sour stomach
- Cold hands or feet
- Chest pain
- Decrease in frequency of urination
- Increased thirst
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Increased heartbeat
- Muscle pain
How to Use Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet?
Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet is taken by mouth by swallowing it completely with adequate water. Do not chew and break the medication. This medicine may be taken with or without food as prescribed by the doctor.
Precautions to be Taken:
Useful precautions to be taken while using Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet
- Do not take Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet if you are allergic to this medicine.
- Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen during the treatment of this medication to get the best possible effect.
- This medicine is not suggested for the pregnant and breastfeeding women. Prior consultation to the doctor is required in such cases
- Special precaution should be taken by diabetic patients as beta-blockers may mask the symptoms of tachycardia occurring with hypoglycaemia.
- Alcohol consumption is not advisable during the treatment with this medicine as it may cause additive hypotensive effects.
Contraindications while using Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet
- This medication is contraindicated in the patients with heart diseases such as cardiogenic shock, overt congestive failure and poor LV function.
- Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet should be avoided in case of having medical history of COPD, thyrotoxicosis, congestive failure, vasospastic angina, hepatic & renal impairment.
Possible drug interactions of Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet with other drugs
- Atenolol should be avoided by the patients who are using reserpine to avoid increased risk of bradycardia and hypotension.
- Concomitant treatment of atenolol with NSAIDs such as indomethacin may lower the hypotensive effects of this medication.
- Hydrochlorothiazide may cause increased hypotension when concurrently used with barbiturates and narcotics.
- Hydrochlorothiazide may increase the hypokalaemic effect when concurrently used with corticosteroids and β2 agonists such as salbutamol.
Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep away from sunlight, moisture and children.
In case of missed dose, skip the same and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Avoid taking double dose to make up for a missed one.
Immediately contact to your doctor as emergency medical treatment is required in case of an overdose.
- What are the side effects of Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet?
The common side effects of Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet include heartburn, acid or sour stomach, sweating, cold hands or feet, anxiety, chest pain, dizziness, decrease in frequency of urination and trouble sleeping
- How often can I take Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet?
Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- How does Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet work?
Aten H 50/25 mg Tablet shows high selectivity for β1-adrenergic receptors. It works by slowing down the heart rate by its nitric oxide vasodilating effect that makes the heart more efficient for pumping blood around the body. Thus, Reduce the high blood pressure.
- What class of drugs does atenolol belong to?
Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.