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Drug Information

What is Atenolol + Lercanidipine combinationused for?

Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination tablet is used for the treatment of hypertension.

Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Atenolol + Lercanidipine combinationwork?

In Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination, Atenolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers. This drug blocks the activity of certain chemicals and decreases heart rate and blood pressure. Therefore, it helps in lowering the blood pressure.

Lercanidipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blocking agents. It inhibits the influx of calcium ions across myocardial smooth muscles, which increases oxygen delivery to heart tissue and reduces the pressure on the walls of arteries.

How to take Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination may include:

  • Severe dizziness
  • Hypotension
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Severe weakness

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?

Drugs that interact with Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination include the following:

  • Bisoprolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Digoxin
  • Indomethacin
  • Nifedipine
  • Sotalol
  • Xipamide
  • Xylometazoline
  • Ziprasidone
  • Zofenopril

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Mood changes

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Uneven heartbeats
  • Light-headedness
  • Shortness of breath

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?

  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination causes dizziness.
  • Be cautious while taking Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination if you have any kidney or liver impairment.

You are advised not to take Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as liver, kidney or other respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination.

Frequently Asked Questions about Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination

  1. What are the contraindications of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?
  2. Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination is contraindicated in patients with low blood pressure and unusual heart rhythms.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of the Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination?
  4. No. It is not advisable to alter the dose of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination tablet unless prescribed by the doctor.

  5. What is the maximum prescribed dose of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination tablet?
  6. The maximum prescribed dose of Atenolol + Lercanidipine combination tablet is 200mg per day. Consult with your doctor before taking the medicine.

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