|Price Per Pill or Unit
|US Brand Name
|Intas Pharma, India
Aten 50 mg contains an active ingredient, Atenolol, a beta-adrenoreceptor blocker used to treat essential hypertension. It can be given to manage angina pectoris in adults. The medicine also helps to control cardiac arrhythmias. Your doctor may also prescribe Atenolol 50 tablets to treat the acute phase of myocardial infarction and long-term prevention after recovery from myocardial infarction. A further reduction in blood pressure may be achieved by combining atenolol tablets with other antihypertensive drugs. It is unlikely that additional benefit occurs by increasing the dose. Therefore, it is best to take medicine under medical supervision.
For controlling hypertension in adults, most patients respond to Aten 50 mg per day given orally as a single dose. If necessary, based on the condition of a patient, the doctor may increase the dose. The effects will be experienced after one to two weeks. A further reduction in blood pressure may be achieved by combining Aten 50 with other antihypertensive agents as prescribed by the doctor.
For management of angina pectoris, most patients respond to 50 mg twice daily when it comes to controlling cardiac arrhythmias. An oral maintenance dose of 50 mg once daily is enough.
For early and late intervention after myocardial infarction, oral treatment can be initiated in patients with a 50mg dose twice daily and may increase gradually as per doctor’s recommendations. Atenolol therapy should be started in the hospital under close monitoring. If you notice hypotension or any other unwanted effects, immediately discontinue treatment and talk to your doctor. Atenolol 50o mg twice daily is recommended for long term prevention of myocardial infarction.
Patients with impaired renal function may require a low dose. Since the medication is excreted via the kidney’s dosage should be adjusted in case of severe impairment of kidney function.
Aten 50 mg or other beta-blocker medications should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to the medication's active substance or other inactive ingredients. The medicine should not be stopped suddenly without the doctor’s approval. The dosage should be withdrawn gradually for 7 to 14 days to reduce the dosage. The medicine should not be used in case of uncontrolled heart failure. Caution must be taken whose cardiac reserve is poor. The daily dose of Atenolol may increase the number and duration of angina attacks due to coronary artery vasoconstriction. The medicine may sometimes mask the symptoms of hypoglycaemia. It may cause a hypersensitivity reaction, including angioedema and urticaria. Patients with galactose intolerance, lapp lactase deficiency or glucose malabsorption should not take this drug.
Aten 25 mg is well tolerated. In clinical studies, the side effects reported are usually mild to moderate and resolves within a few days of using the drug. Common side effects include cold extremities, bradycardia, gastrointestinal disturbances, sweating, fatigue, drowsiness, conjunctivitis, fatigue, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, allergic reactions such as pruritis, erythema, exanthema. Discontinuation of the drug is recommended if any of these side effects reported.