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Atenolol 50mg is an oral medication administered to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chest pain (angina). Aten 50mg is the brand name for Atenolol, which belongs to a class of drugs called Beta-blockers. It is administered to treat and prevent heart attacks.
Atenolol 50mg- Working Mechanism
Beta-blocker (Atenolol) assists in the flow of blood through the veins and arteries with less resistance by widening the blood vessels. It thus reduces the strain (or workload) on the heart, brings down the heart rate, eventually preventing any chance of a heart attack.
Atenolol 50mg- Dosage Facts
Atenolol 50mg is available in the form of 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg tablets for oral administration. It should not be taken in smaller or larger quantities than recommended.
It can be taken with or without food, at the same time each day. The period of treatment ranges from one week to two weeks, according to the patient's needs. It may take more than a week or two to get the full effect of this medication.
Even during the period of treatment, the patient's blood pressure should be closely monitored. Alcohol, apple juice, orange juice are found to have reduced the effectiveness of this medication; hence they should be avoided during the period of treatment. *Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and diabetic patients should not take this medication.
Atenolol 50mg- Side Effects
While the body accepts and alters itself to the medication; dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness or headaches may occur. Dry cough may also be one of the usual side effects; if it is persistent it has to be treated right away. Difficulty in urination, skin reactions like rashes, itching, reddening should be reported to the doctor and get the dosage changed accordingly.
Atenolol has found to have affected the patients psychologically. Meaning mood swings, difficulty in paying attention, irritability, anxiety, nervousness, and depression are part of the side effects.
The following serious side effects need to be tented to immediately:
Irregular/unusual heartbeats, sleeplessness,
Impotence decreased sex drive
Aten 50mg- Buying Information
Aten 50mg in the form of tablets (to be taken orally) are easily available in all the known pharmacies.
They could be bought online too at great prices which is possible through huge discounts and deals offered by the respective online pharmacies.