Active Ingredient: It is a combination of two active ingredients. Atenolol is a cardioselective beta-blocker, which is widely used to treat hypertension and angina pectoris. It plays the role of a beta-adrenergic antagonist, an anti-arrhythmia drug, an antihypertensive agent, a sympatholytic agent, a xenobiotic and an environmental contaminant.
Chlorthalidone is a diuretic drug that treats hypertension and edema caused by conditions includes heart failure or renal impairment. Tenoretic improves blood pressure and swelling. The active component prevents water absorption from the kidneys.
Indications: This medication mainly approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. Tenoretic also helps the body to get rid of extra salt and water.
Action Mechanism Atenolol works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body, on the heart and blood vessels. The chemical substances are like epinephrine. It lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Chlorthalidone is a water pill i.e. diuretic and causes the body to get rid of extra salt and water.
Dosages: This given medication is available in capsule form. The dosage of this capsule is as follow:
- Atenolol 100 mg + Chlorthalidone 25 mg: This medication is to be administered least 4 hours before the bedtime
Note: It is advisable to avoid drinking apple/orange juice within 4 hours of administrating this medication, it may prevent the absorption of this medicine.
What is Tenoretic?
Tenoretic is a combination medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure may lower the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
How should Tenoretic be taken?
Follow all directions on the prescription label. The doctor may occasionally change the dose to make sure to get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
What should be avoided while taking Tenoretic?
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow the doctor’s instructions about the type and amount of liquids that should be drunk. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect Tenoretic?
Tell the doctor about all medicines recently used, and those about to start or stop while treating with Tenoretic, especially: any other diuretics or blood pressure medicines, lithium, or heart rhythm medicine–amiodarone, disopyramide.
Are there any other precautions or warnings for Tenoretic?
Before using a medication, be sure to inform the doctor of any medical conditions or allergies already have, any medications taking, whether pregnant women or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about the health. These factors may affect how should be used this medication.