Tenoretic 100

1 What is Tenoretic 100?

Brand: Tenoretic 100, Tenoretic 50

Generic: Atenolol and chlorthalidone

Brand name:

Tenoretic 100, Tenoretic 50.

Atenolol and chlorthalidone combination is prescribed for a patient with high blood pressure to reduce the risk of having heart attacks.

Atenolol is a beta-blocker that acts by slowing down the heart and reducing its workload. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that helps your body eliminate the unwanted water and salt through the urine to lower the blood pressure.

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2 What to Know Before Using

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to atenolol and chlorthalidone combination or to any other medications.

Safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established in children.

Although this medicine have not demonstrated geriatric-specific problems, older patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require caution in patients receiving this medicine.

Pregnancy Category D – Atenolol and chlorthalidone combination is not recommended while you are pregnant as it can cause risk to the unborn baby.

There are no adequate studies whether atenolol and chlorthalidone combination can pass through breast milk or if it could cause harmful effects to the infant. Discuss with your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Taking this medicine with any of the following medications is usually not recommended, but with exception in some cases. Your doctor may change the dose or the frequency of one or both of your medicines if both medicines are prescribed together.

  • Acetyldigoxin
  • Amiodarone
  • Arsenic Trioxide
  • Bepridil
  • Clonidine
  • Crizotinib
  • Deslanoside
  • Digitalis
  • Digitoxin
  • Digoxin
  • Diltiazem
  • Dofetilide
  • Dronedarone
  • Droperidol
  • Fenoldopam
  • Fingolimod
  • Flecainide
  • Ketanserin
  • Lacosamide
  • Levomethadyl
  • Lithium
  • Metildigoxin
  • Rivastigmine
  • Sotalol
  • Verapamil

Taking this medicine with any of the following medications may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. Your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines if both medicines are prescribed together.

  • Acarbose
  • Aceclofenac
  • Acemetacin
  • Acetyldigoxin
  • Alacepril
  • Albiglutide
  • Alfuzosin
  • Alogliptin
  • Amtolmetin Guacil
  • Arbutamine
  • Aspirin
  • Benazepril
  • Bromfenac
  • Bufexamac
  • Bunazosin
  • Canagliflozin
  • Captopril
  • Celecoxib
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Cilazapril
  • Clonixin
  • Dapagliflozin
  • Delapril
  • Deslanoside
  • Dexibuprofen
  • Dexketoprofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Digitoxin
  • Digoxin
  • Dipyrone
  • Disopyramide
  • Doxazosin
  • Droxicam
  • Dulaglutide
  • Empagliflozin
  • Enalapril
  • Enalaprilat
  • Etodolac
  • Etofenamate
  • Etoricoxib
  • Exenatide
  • Felbinac
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fepradinol
  • Feprazone
  • Floctafenine
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Fosinopril
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Glyburide
  • Gossypol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen Lysine
  • Imidapril
  • Indomethacin
  • Insulin Aspart, Recombinant
  • Insulin Degludec
  • Insulin Detemir
  • Insulin Glargine, Recombinant
  • Insulin Glulisine
  • Insulin Human Inhaled
  • Insulin Human Isophane
  • Insulin Human Regular
  • Insulin Lispro, Recombinant
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Licorice
  • Linagliptin
  • Liraglutide
  • Lisinopril
  • Lixisenatide
  • Lornoxicam
  • Loxoprofen
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Meclofenamate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Meloxicam
  • Metformin
  • Metildigoxin
  • Mibefradil
  • Miglitol
  • Moexipril
  • Morniflumate
  • Moxisylyte
  • Nabumetone
  • Naproxen
  • Nateglinide
  • Nepafenac
  • Niflumic Acid
  • Nimesulide
  • Oxaprozin
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Parecoxib
  • Pentopril
  • Perindopril
  • Phenoxybenzamine
  • Phentolamine
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piketoprofen
  • Pioglitazone
  • Piroxicam
  • Pramlintide
  • Prazosin
  • Proglumetacin
  • Propionic Acid
  • Propyphenazone
  • Proquazone
  • Quinapril
  • Quinidine
  • Ramipril
  • Repaglinide
  • Rofecoxib
  • Rosiglitazone
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Salsalate
  • Saxagliptin
  • Sitagliptin
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Spirapril
  • St John's Wort
  • Sulindac
  • Tamsulosin
  • Temocapril
  • Tenoxicam
  • Terazosin
  • Tiaprofenic Acid
  • Tolazamide
  • Tolbutamide
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Tolmetin
  • Trandolapril
  • Trimazosin
  • Urapidil
  • Valdecoxib
  • Vildagliptin
  • Warfarin
  • Zofenopril

Some medical conditions can interact with this medication. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

3 Proper Usage

Your doctor will advise you to do exercises for weight control. Your diet may also be changed to low salt and low fat diet to aim the desired effect of the medication.

This medication will not cure your high blood pressure but it will help you to control it. You should take this medication exactly as directed. Do regular visits to your doctor as well to monitor your progress with this medication.

Do not stop using this medication abruptly without checking to your doctor.

Recommended dosage of atenolol and chlorthalidone combination tablets for high blood pressure:

  • Adults — One tablet once a day.
  • Children — Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near for your next dose, skip the missed dose and start again to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not keep expired medications.

4 Precautions to Take

Your doctor will be checking you regularly for the effectiveness of the medication.

Contraceptives must be used to keep you or your partner from getting pregnant. Tell your doctor immediately if you think you have become pregnant while using this medication.

Check with your doctor right away if you are having chest pain or discomfort; dilated neck veins; extreme fatigue; irregular breathing; an irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs; weight gain; or wheezing since this medication may cause heart failure to some patients.

Monitor your blood sugar regularly since this medication may affect your blood sugar. Check with your doctor right away if you have any concerns with this matter.

Tell the doctor in charge that you are taking this medicine before undergoing to any medical tests.

5 Potential Side Effects

There are several side effects that you may experience while receiving this medication. If any of these side effects occur, tell it to your doctor right away:

  • Cold arms or legs
  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest
  • Wheezing
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Chills
  • Cold sweats
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from lying or sitting position
  • Leg pain
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood in urine or stools
  • Feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior
  • Feeling that others can hear your thoughts
  • Fever
  • General feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness
  • Paleness or cold feeling in fingertips and toes
  • Pinpoint red spots on skin
  • Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • Severe mood or mental changes
  • Skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
  • Tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  • Unusual behavior
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising

Call for help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Increase in heart rate
  • Muscle cramps or pain
  • Numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures
  • Sunken eyes
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Trembling
  • Weakness and heaviness of legs
  • Wrinkled skin

Less serious side effects:

  • Discouragement
  • Feeling sad or empty
  • Irritability
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of interest or pleasure
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • Nausea
  • Sensation of spinning
  • Unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Disturbed color perception
  • Double vision
  • Hair loss, thinning of hair
  • Halos around lights
  • Headache
  • Inability to have or keep an erection
  • Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Loss of vision
  • Night blindness
  • Over bright appearance of lights
  • Pain of penis on erection
  • Tunnel vision

Not all side effects are listed above. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.