About Tenoric: Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) is a medicine prescribed to patients suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure). It is normally prescribed to patients suffering from strokes, heart attacks, kidney failures and any other conditions related to high blood pressure. This medicine is categorized as a beta blocker, and its main mode of action is offering the heart protection from strenuous activities and reducing the heart rates. It also works as a diuretic by passing excessive liquids and salts, and this allows for a smooth blood flow.
How to use Tenoric
Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) comes in tablets that should only be taken orally. Your physician will instruct you on how to take the medicines, and if there are any special instructions, you are advised to adhere. Normally, the tablets should be swallowed whole and with a glass of water. You can choose to take your tablets with food or without food depending on your personal preference and whether or not the tablets give you stomach upsets. Make sure that you swallow the tablets whole. Crushing, splitting, chewing or dissolving the contents will not make the tablets more effective but rather, it will have effects on your treatment.
Follow strictly the dosage prescribed to you by your physician. Your dosage is unique to your symptoms, health condition, and medical history and also factors in whether or not you are using other medicines (this includes prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbals, and supplements. Do not use another person’s dosage, self-medicate yourself or alter your prescription without your doctor’s approval.
Tenoric Side Effects
You may experience side effects during your treatment using Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone). Notify your doctor as early as possible about any apparent side effects. Some common side effects include constipation, dryness of the eye, loss of appetite, low sex drive, tired feeling, dizziness, and headaches. These should not cause an alarm as in most cases; they fade with continued use. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice they are persistent or if they become worse, or you notice any of these severe side effects; chest pains, irregular heartbeats, difficulty in swallowing or breathing, abnormal sweating, hives, swelling of ankles, feet or other body parts as well as skin rashes. These may not be all side effects that you might experience during your treatment, talk to your physician for more details on side effects.
Although effective in treating hypertension, Tenoric (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) may not be suitable for use on all types of patients. Before you begin your treatment, ensure that you have informed your doctor of your intentions to get pregnant, your pregnancy, if you are breastfeeding, if you are suffering from any condition especially those relating to your liver, heart or kidneys. If you suffer from thyroid, diabetes, hereditary disorders or other chronic diseases you should discuss with your physician the risks of using this medicine. Due to the diuretic effect of the medicine, it is recommended that you take your evening dosages as early as possible probably in the afternoon. This will enable you to have a smooth sleep without needing to visit the bathroom at night.