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Amlodipine 5mg Atenolol 50mg Tablet

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Amlodipine  5mg Atenolol  50mg Tablet

Composition : Amlodipine 5mg + Atenolol 50mg

Packing : 10x10

Price : Rs. 390

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Amlodipine + Atenolol is a combination medication prescribed to lower blood pressure. The medicine belongs to a category of drugs called anti-hypertensive commonly used to treat high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic health condition in which the blood pressure against the artery walls becomes too high. This gradually damages blood vessels and causes heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and other problems. The medicine is composed of Amlodipine, which is a calcium channel blocker, and Atenolol which is a beta-blocker.  

Do not self-medicate the medicine, take it as per the prescribed dosage and duration. Do not crush, break or chew the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with water. The common side effects of Amlodipine + Atenolol tablets are nausea, sleepiness, ankle swelling, headache, palpitations, low blood pressure, cold extremities, flushing (sense of warmth in the ears, face, neck, and trunk), slow heart rate, edema (swelling), constipation, and tiredness. Contact your doctor if your side effects persist or get severe with time. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Amlodipine or Atenolol as it may cause severe allergic reactions. 

Medical Benefits of Amlodipine + Atenolol Tablets 

Amlodipine + Atenolol is a combination of two medicines, Amlodipine and Atenolol. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker, and Atenolol is a beta-blocker. The medicine lowers blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that works by relaxing blood vessels while atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. The combined effect of medicine lower high blood pressure and reduces the chances of heart attack or stroke.

Side Effects of Amlodipine + Atenolol Tablets

Mostly the side effects are moderate to temporary that get resolved with time. The side effects may vary for all users as they depend on the health condition and physiological conditions of the users. In case your side effects worsen with time or persist, immediately consult your doctor. The range of side effects noticed on using the Amlodipine + Atenolol Tablets is mentioned below: 

  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Ankle swelling
  • Headache 
  • Palpitations
  • Cold extremities
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck, and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Oedema (swelling) 
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness

Drug Interactions 

Two drugs when taken together can interact with each other and cause severe health effects. The drugs can similarly interact with food items and certain health conditions. Do not take these tablets with the following mentioned drugs:  

  • potassium-sparing diuretics (amiloride, eplerenone, spironolactone)
  • anti-depression medication (lithium)
  • high blood pressure-lowering pills (benazepril, metoprolol, ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide)
  • drugs used to control lipid levels in the blood (atorvastatin, simvastatin)
  • medicines to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil)
  • antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, rifampin)
  • antifungal (itraconazole, ketoconazole)
  • anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir)
  • anti-epilepsy medicines (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone)
  • immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine, tacrolimus)
  • painkillers (ibuprofen, aspirin)

Interaction with Diseases: 

  • kidney or liver problems, heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness)
  • glaucoma (increased eye pressure)
  • Asthma
  • hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body)

Precautions and Warnings 

  1. Avoid consuming alcohol to prevent unpleasant side effects like lowering blood pressure (hypotension).
  1. Do not take the tablets during pregnancy as it contains atenolol, which is a pregnancy category D drug and is known to harm the baby. 
  1. Breastfeeding mothers should also avoid taking this medicine as it may pass into the breast milk and harm the newborn. 
  1. Keep the medicine out of reach of children and pets. Properly dispose of expired and discarded medicines. 
  1. Store the tablets in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.