Why use Aten- 50 mg for high blood pressure?
Aten- 50 mg is a beta blocker and one of the most common drugs given for high blood pressure. It is FDA approved and is proven to be safe and effective. The onset of action of this medication is seen after 1 hour. The duration of the effect in the body can last from 12-24 hours. Aten 50 mg is available here for only $2.49 per 28 tablets of 50 mg.
How does Aten- 50 mg work?
Aten- 50 mg contains Atenolol as an active ingredient. It works by stopping the action of certain chemicals in the body from affecting the beta receptors in the blood vessels and heart. This causes the blood vessels to relax thus lowering the blood pressure and reduce chest pain or angina. The relaxation of the blood vessels allows blood to flow easily thus providing more oxygen to the heart. This reduces the workload of the heart as it pumps the blood around the body.
How to use Aten- 50 mg?
Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the tablet. The usual recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets a day. This can be taken with or without a food. Take Aten 50 mg tablet as set by the doctor.
Do not take more or less dosage than what is given. The adjustment of the dose depends on the patient’s situation. The quick stop of using may cause severe effects. Before you stop taking the drug you must consult the doctor.
What are the side effects of Aten- 50 mg?
Common side effects of the drug are:
- Insomnia and anxiety
Serious side effects which may need medical attention:
- Light-headedness and fast Heartbeat
- Nausea and abdominal pain
- Shortness of breath
- Depression and Jaundice
- Pain in the shoulders or arms
- The coldness of hands or feet and Fatigue
This is not the whole list of side effects of the Aten 50 mg tablet. There may be any effects that are not listed may occur. In this cases, inform your doctor right away.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take Aten 50 mg if you:
- Are allergic to any of its content
- Have blood circulation disease
- Are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Inform your doctor if you:
- Have diabetes and Low blood pressure
- Have any heart problems
- Have congestive heart failure and Hyper/Hypothyroidism
- Have Kidney disease