1 What is Tenormin?

Brand: Tenormin

Generic: Atenolol

Tenormin is a beta-blocker that is used primarily in heart diseases. It acts by slowing down the heart and reducing its workload.

This medicine is given to people who previously had a heart attack. This product is available in solution.

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Tenormin, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to atenolol or to any other medications. Safety and effectiveness of this medication have not been established in children.

Although this medicine has 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 atenolol injection.

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

There are no adequate studies whether atenolol 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 the 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.

  • Amiodarone
  • Clonidine
  • Crizotinib
  • Diltiazem
  • Dronesdarone
  • Fenoldopam
  • Fingolimod
  • Lacosamide
  • Rivastigmine
  • 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
  • Albiglutide
  • Alfuzosin
  • Alogliptin
  • Amtolmetin Guacil
  • Arbutamine
  • Aspirin
  • Bromfenac
  • Bufexamac
  • Bunazosin
  • Canagliflozin
  • Celecoxib
  • Chlorpropamide
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Clonixin
  • Dapagliflozin
  • Deslanoside
  • Dexibuprofen
  • Dexketoprofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Diflunisal
  • Digitoxin
  • Digoxin
  • Dipyrone
  • Disopyramide
  • Doxazosin
  • Droxicam
  • Dulaglutide
  • Empagliflozin
  • Etodolac
  • Etofenamate
  • Etoricoxib
  • Exenatide
  • Felbinac
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fepradinol
  • Feprazone
  • Floctafenine
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Glimepiride
  • Glipizide
  • Glyburide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprofen Lysine
  • Indomethacin
  • Insulin Aspart, Recombinant
  • Insulin Degludec
  • Insulin Detemir
  • Insulin Glargine, Recombinant
  • Insulin Glulisine
  • Insulin Human Inhaled
  • Insulin Human Isophane (NPH)
  • Insulin Human Regular
  • Insulin Lispro, Recombinant
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Linagliptin
  • Liraglutide
  • Lixisenatide
  • Lornoxicam
  • Loxoprofen
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Meclofenamate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Meloxicam
  • Metformin
  • Metildigoxin
  • Mibefradil
  • Miglitol
  • Morniflumate
  • Moxisylyte
  • Nabumetone
  • Naproxen
  • Nateglinide
  • Nepafenac
  • Niflumic Acid
  • Nimesulide
  • Oxaprozin
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Parecoxib
  • Phenoxybenzamine
  • Phentolamine
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Piketoprofen
  • Pioglitazone
  • Piroxicam
  • Pramlintide
  • Prazosin
  • Proglumetacin
  • Propionic Acid
  • Propyphenazone
  • Proquazone
  • Quinidine
  • Repaglinide
  • Rofecoxib
  • Rosiglitazone
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Salsalate
  • Saxagliptin
  • Sitagliptin
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • St John's Wort
  • Sulindac
  • Tamsulosin
  • Tenoxicam
  • Terazosin
  • Tiaprofenic Acid
  • Tolazamide
  • Tolbutamide
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Tolmetin
  • Trimazosin
  • Urapidil
  • Valdecoxib
  • Vildagliptin

Some medical conditions can interact with this medication.

Tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

3 Proper Usage

Proper usage of Tenormin requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. Tenormin is injected through the vein by a nurse or other trained healthcare professionals in a hospital or clinic.

Few doses of this medicine will be given to you by your doctor. Thereafter, you will be switched to an oral medicine that works the same way.

4 Precautions to Take

In using Tenormin, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor.

Few doses of this medicine will be given to you by your doctor. Thereafter, you will be switched to an oral medicine that works the same way.

5 Potential Side Effects

As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Tenormin.

If any of these side effects occur, tell it to your doctor right away:

  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Anxiety
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Noisy breathing
  • Sudden shortness of breath or troubled to breathe
  • Tightness in chest
  • Wheezing
  • Bloody urine
  • Decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Nausea
  • Swelling of face, fingers, or lower legs
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bleeding gums
  • Blood in urine or stools
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Disturbed color perception
  • Double vision
  • Feeling that other are watching you or controlling your behavior
  • Feeling that other can hear your thoughts
  • Feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there
  • Fever
  • Halos around lights
  • Loss of vision
  • Night blindness
  • Over bright appearance of lights
  • Paleness or cold feeling in fingertips and toes
  • Pinpoint red or purple spots on skin
  • Severe mood or mental changes
  • Skin irritation or rash, including rash that looks like psoriasis
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen or painful glands
  • Tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  • Tunnel vision
  • Unusual behavior
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising

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

  • Anxiety
  • Coma
  • Cool, pale skin
  • Depression
  • Dilated neck veins
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Headache
  • Increased hunger
  • Irregular breathing
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares
  • Seizures
  • Shakiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less serious side effects:

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Dry mouth
  • Inability to have or keep an erection
  • Loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • Loss of hair, temporary
  • Pain of penis on erection

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

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