TENOFED Capsule 10's


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Atenolol 50mg+Nifedipine 20mg
By IPCA LABORATORIES LTD
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Drug Information for TENOFED Capsule 10's

What is TENOFED Capsule used for?

TENOFED Capsule tablet, capsule is used for the treatment of angina and hypertension.

TENOFED Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does TENOFED Capsule work?

In TENOFED Capsule, Atenolol belongs to the class of drugs called beta-blockers. The drug blocks certain chemicals in the heart, which reduces the workload on the heart. Thus, it helps in decreasing the blood pressure.

Nifedipine belongs to the class of drugs called calcium channel blockers. The drug acts by blocking the entry of calcium into heart and also dilates blood vessels, thereby resulting in decreased blood pressure.

How to take TENOFED Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take TENOFED Capsule tablet, capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule .

If you miss a dose of TENOFED Capsule, please take it immediately once 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 TENOFED Capsule may include:

  • Decreased heartbeat
  • Decreased blood sugar levels
  • Bronchospasm
  • Hypotension

Please seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with TENOFED Capsule?

Drugs that interact with TENOFED Capsule are:

  • Alprazolam
  • Ampicillin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Diclofenac
  • Digoxin
  • Diltiazem
  • Itraconazole
  • Rifampicin
  • Theophylline

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 TENOFED Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of TENOFED Capsule:

  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite

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

  • Chest pain
  • Anxiety
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Muscle cramps
  • Chest congestion
  • Swelling of extremities

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 TENOFED Capsule?

  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drugs along with TENOFED Capsule.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if TENOFED Capsule causes dizziness.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of TENOFED Capsule
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take TENOFED Capsule 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 TENOFED Capsule?

  • Inform your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as heart rhythm problems, breathing problems, blood circulation problems, kidney disease, liver diseases and myasthenia gravis.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplement
  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking TENOFED Capsule.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of TENOFED Capsule.

Frequently Asked questions about TENOFED Capsule

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of TENOFED Capsule?
  2. It is not advisable to alter the dose prescribed. However, please consult your doctor for dose-related queries.

  3. How should TENOFED Capsule be stored?
  4. TENOFED Capsule should be stored at a temperature below 30°C away from light and moisture.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking TENOFED Capsule?
  6. Yes, it is advisable to monitor blood sugar levels regularly in diabetes patients.

  7. Can I recommend TENOFED Capsule to others?
  8. It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history may not be the same for every individual.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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