Atenex 25 MG Tablet
Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
Strength: 25 mg
Pack size; 14 Tablets
Drug type: Beta-Blockers
Prescription Required: Yes
Primary Uses: Hypertension (High blood pressure)
What is Atenex 25 mg Tablet?
Atenex 25 mg Tablet contains Atenolol as an active ingredient which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Atenex 25 mg Tablet is used in treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
How Does the Drug Work?
Atenolol binds to β1-adrenergic receptors and relaxes blood vessels. Thus, reduces blood pressure.
Common Side Effects of Atenex 25 mg Tablet:
List of major side effects of Atenex 25 mg Tablet
- Cold hands or feet
- Loss of appetite
- Increased thirst
- Decrease in frequency of urination
- Trouble sleeping
How to Use Atenex 25 mg Tablet?
Atenex 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 Atenex 25 mg Tablet
- Do not take Atenex 25 mg Tablet if you are allergic to this medicine.
- Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen during the treatment with this medication to get the best possible effect.
- This medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. Avoid driving and using heavy machinery while taking this medication.
- Abrupt withdrawal of this medication is not advisable as it may increase the risk of side effects.
- Alcohol consumption is not advisable during the treatment with this medicine as it may cause additive hypotensive effects.
Contraindications while using Atenex 25 mg Tablet
- The use of this medication is contraindicated in the patients with heart diseases such as cardiogenic shock.
- Atenex 25 mg Tablet should be avoided in case of having medical history of COPD or asthma.
Possible drug interactions of Atenex 25 mg Tablet with other drugs
- Concomitant treatment with reserpine may increase the risk of bradycardia and hypotension.
- Concomitant treatment of atenolol with NSAIDs such as indomethacin may lower the hypotensive effects of this medication.
- Atenolol may increase the risk of bradycardia when concomitantly used with verapamil and diltiazem.
Warnings while using Atenex 25 mg Tablet
- This medication should be used with special caution in diabetic patients as beta-blockers may mask the symptoms of tachycardia occurring with hypoglycaemia.
- This medication should be used with extreme caution in the patients with heart disease. Regular monitoring of heart function should be done in such patients.
- Atenex 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in the patients with hyperthyroidism.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Atenex 25 mg Tablet is not suggested for use in the pregnant and breastfeeding women. Prior consultation to the doctor is required in such cases.
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 Atenex 25 mg Tablet?
The common side effects of Atenex 25 mg Tablet include sweating, cold hands or feet, anxiety, chest pain, dizziness, decrease in frequency of urination and trouble sleeping
- How often can I take Atenex 25 mg Tablet?
Atenex 25 mg Tablet should be used at fixed dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor.
- How does Atenex 25 mg Tablet work?
Atenex 25 mg Tablet binds to β1-adrenergic receptors and relaxes blood vessels. Thus, reduces blood pressure.
- What class of drugs does atenolol belong to?
Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers.