ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE belongs to the class of 'antihypertensive drugs', primarily used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is a condition in which the blood exerts high pressure (force exerted by circulating blood) against the walls of blood vessels. This condition makes the heart work harder in pumping blood to the whole body. Hypertension can cause severe health complications, including stroke, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure.
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE consists of Atenolol and S-Amlodipine. Atenolol is a beta-blocker that reduces the heart rate and makes the heart pump blood efficiently throughout the body. Atenolol is also used to protect the heart during the treatment of a heart attack. S-Amlodipine is a 'calcium channel blocker.' It relaxes the blood vessels so that blood passes through them easily, thereby lowering the blood pressure. S-Amlodipine also improves blood supply to the heart muscle to receive more oxygen and thus preventing chest pain.
Your doctor will advise you how often you take ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience nausea, tiredness, stomach upset/constipation, cold hands or feet, flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), dizziness, headache, sleepiness, palpitations (pounding of the heart), and swelling of the ankles or feet. Most of these side effects of ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Do not stop taking ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE without consulting your doctor since it may worsen your condition and increase the risk of future heart problems. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from kidney, liver or heart diseases (aortic stenosis), diabetes, asthma, and thyroid diseases. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the body's swelling and controls blood pressure. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please tell your doctor so that the dosage of ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE can be prescribed accordingly.
Hypertension (high blood pressure).
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE treats hypertension (high blood pressure). It consists of Atenolol (beta-blocker) and S-Amlodipine (calcium channel blocker). Atenolol is a 'beta-blocker' and treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), and uneven heartbeats (arrhythmias). It reduces the heart rate and makes the heart pump blood efficiently throughout the body. Atenolol is also used to protect the heart during the treatment of a heart attack. S-Amlodipine is a 'calcium channel blocker' and treats high blood pressure, Prinzmetal's or variant angina (chest pain), and other conditions caused by coronary artery disease. It relaxes blood vessels so that blood passes through them easily, thereby lowering the blood pressure. S-Amlodipine also improves blood supply to the heart muscle to receive more oxygen and thus preventing chest pain.
Do not use ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE if you are allergic to ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE or any of its components. Please inform your doctor if you are using any prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, including vitamins, before starting ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE. Let your doctor know if you have any history of severe kidney or liver diseases, chest pain (angina), poor blood circulation or controlled heart failure, first-degree/second-degree heart block, diabetes, overactive thyroid gland, adrenal gland diseases (phaeochromocytoma), metabolic acidosis (higher levels of acid in the blood), abnormal heart rhythms and asthma before starting ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE. It is essential to let your doctor know if you are a pregnant or a breastfeeding mother before starting ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE. ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE can increase the chances of light-headedness, so rise slowly if you are sitting/lying and avoid operating any machine or doing any work that needs mental alertness until you feel better. It is not recommended to consume alcohol while being treated with ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE. ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE is not recommended in people less than 18 years of age.
Drug-Drug Interaction: ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE may interact with other antihypertensive drugs (clonidine, verapamil, diltiazem, and nifedipine), painkillers (ibuprofen, naproxen, indomethacin), Vitamins (vitamin D), heart-related drugs (amiodarone, disopyramide, quinidine), diabetic drugs (Insulin), and hormones (epinephrine).
Drug-Food Interaction: It is advised to limit the intake of alcohol and high-sodium foods.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Before using ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE, let your doctor know if you have any kidney or liver diseases, chest pain (angina), poor blood circulation or controlled heart failure, first-degree/second-degree heart block, diabetes, overactive thyroid gland, adrenal gland diseases, abnormal heart rhythms, metabolic acidosis, and asthma.
Alcohol may lower your blood pressure. It would help if you avoid or limit consuming alcohol whilst taking this medicine.
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE is not recommended during pregnancy since it may have harmful effects on the unborn baby. However, it is advised to seek medical advice before using ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE if you plan to conceive or already pregnant.
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE is not recommended during breastfeeding since it may pass into the breast milk. Please consult your doctor before using ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE if you are a lactating mother.
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE may cause side effects due to lowering of the blood pressure, such as dizziness or tiredness. If you feel dizzy or tired when taking this medicine, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before using ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before using ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE.
ATENOLOL+S AMLODIPINE is not recommended for use in people below 18 years of age.
Hypertension: It is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. Blood pressure is defined as the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the amount of resistance exerted by the arteries against the blood flow. If the heart pumps more blood, then arteries become narrower, and in turn, blood pressure becomes high. If blood pressure becomes uncontrolled, it may lead to serious heart diseases, including stroke and heart attack. Additionally, high blood pressure can also cause brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. Blood pressure is expressed as systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic blood pressure represents the contraction and relaxation of the heart. Diastolic pressure is exerted in the blood vessels when the heart beats and is in the resting state. Ideal blood pressure should be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. Hypertension is detected when systolic blood pressure is more than 140mmHg, and diastolic pressure is higher than 90mmHg. Some of the symptoms of hypertension include headache, nose bleed, vomiting and chest pain.