Noten

Noten

atenolol

Manufacturer:

Alphapharm

Distributor:

Luen Cheong Hong (M)
/
Luen Cheong Hong
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Atenolol
Indications/Uses
Treatment of HTN; prevents angina; treats arrhythmia; & reduces the risk of heart complications following a heart attack.
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN 50-200 mg daily. If dose is >100 mg, take ½ in the morning & ½ in the evening. Angina or arrhythmia 50-100 mg as a single dose or ½ the dose in the morning & ½ in the evening. Heart attack 50 mg daily for 1-3 yr after an attack.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to atenolol & other β-blockers. Asthma, wheezing, difficulty in breathing & other lung problems; history of allergic problems including hay fever; bradycardia (45-50 beats/min) & other heart ailments; hypotension; phaeochromocytoma; severe blood vessel disorder causing poor circulation in arms & legs.
Special Precautions
Monitor blood sugar levels regularly. Consult physician if angina attacks persist. Postural hypotension. diabetes, kidney problems, overactive thyroid problems, angina eg, Prinzmetal or variant angina, other heart problem, blood vessel disorders, phaeochromocytoma. May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Dizziness, lightheadedness; skin rash, worsening of psoriasis; unsteadiness in walking, abnormal thinking, hallucinations, depression or mood changes; sore eyes, blurred vision; pins & needles sensation in hands & feet, numbness, tingling & colour changes in fingers & toes, when exposed to cold; ringing in the ears; diabetes, kidney problems, overactive thyroid problems, angina eg, Prinzmetal or variant angina, other heart problem, blood vessel disorders, phaeochromocytoma.
Drug Interactions
Antihypertensives, antiangina, antiarrhythmics; digoxin; insulin-containing drugs, NSAIDs, emergency drugs eg, dopamine, adrenaline, noradrenaline & anaesth.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C07AB03 - atenolol ; Belongs to the class of selective beta-blocking agents. Used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Noten tab 50 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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