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ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET contains Atenolol, which belongs to the group of medicines called Beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure and arrhythmias (uneven heart beats). It can also be used to prevent angina (chest pain) and protect the heart in the initial treatment after a heart attack.
Hypertension is defined as persistently increased blood pressure that can show symptoms like headache, sweating, fast heartbeat or throbbing sensation. Arrhythmia is defined as a loss of heart rhythm, especially irregularity of heartbeat, characterized by dizziness, fainting, chest pain or choking sensation. Angina can be defined as a pain syndrome due to the induction of a harmful oxygen supply/demand situation in a part of the heart muscle.
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any kidney or heart disease, any breathing problems, an overactive thyroid gland, or diabetes. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, or planning to have a baby before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children. ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is recommended for use with caution in the elderly with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET. The most common side effects of taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET are slower pulse rate, cold feet and hands, nausea, diarrhea and tiredness.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET works by blocking chemical mediators which lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Take ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.
Stop taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET and consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:
Take rest by lying down until you feel better. Move slowly and carefully. Consult your doctor if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Take ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET with, or immediately followed by meals. Have light meals and eat them slowly and frequently. Avoid oily and sweet foods. Consult your doctor if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Drink sufficient amount of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor if your symptom gets worse or persist.
Try to rest and relax. Eat and drink slowly or try to consume smaller and frequent meals. Keep a heat pad on your stomach. If the symptom does not improve, contact your doctor immediately.
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, consult your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby.
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET may make you feel tired or dizzy. In such case, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is to be used cautiously in patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Do not take ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET if you are allergic to Atenolol.
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have asthma, wheezing or any other similar breathing problems.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is to be used with caution in patients with heart problems like uncontrolled heart failure, second- or third-degree heart block, chest pain, very slow or uneven heartbeats, very low blood pressure or very poor circulation. Consult your doctor before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET.
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you:
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you:
Use in pediatrics:
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is not recommended for use by children. Consult your doctor for advice.
Use in geriatrics:
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients with kidney problems. Consult your doctor before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Before taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally take too much of ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
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Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Angina, Heart failure
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Can ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET be cut in half?
Yes, but the bisection line on ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET is only there to help you break the tablet if you have difficulty swallowing it whole. It should not be done to divide it into equal doses.
Can ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET be crushed?
No. Do not break, crush or chew ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET. Simply swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
Can ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET cause diarrhea?
Yes. Diarrhea is a common side effect of ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET. Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If you experience persistent diarrhea, consult your doctor.
Can ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET cause erectile dysfunction?
ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET may make it difficult for you to get a penile erection. Consult your physician if you are unable to get an erection or experience any related symptoms.
Can I take ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET before having surgery?
Inform the medical staff about ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET before having surgery. This is because you can get low blood pressure (hypotension) if you are given certain anesthetics (medicines used to cause insensitivity to pain) while you are taking ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET.
What if I forget to take a dose of ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET?
If you forget to take a dose of ATENOFINE 25MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, omit the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take the medicine twice to make up for a forgotten dose.
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3. Accord Healthcare Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in October 2021] [Accessed on 22nd April 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6024.pdf
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