ATEN 50mg Tablet 14’s
About Aten-50 Tablet 14’s
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s belongs to a group of heart disease-related medicines known as beta-blockers. It helps in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), chest pain with painful tightness in the chest (angina pectoris), and protects the heart in the early treatment after a heart attack (myocardial infarction). High blood pressure increases the heart’s workload, and if it continues for a long time, the heart and blood vessels (arteries) may not function properly. It can damage the arteries of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. However, lowering blood pressure may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks.
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s contains atenolol, which primarily helps relax our blood vessels by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body. Thus, Aten-50 Tablet 14’s helps lower your raised blood pressure and reduce the risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future.
Your doctor will advise you on how often you take Aten-50 Tablet 14’s based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, cold hands/feet, diarrhoea, feeling sick (nausea), feeling tired, aching and tired muscles, depressed mood, and dizziness. Most of these side effects of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Don’t stop taking Aten-50 Tablet 14’s without talking to your doctor first. Stopping Aten-50 Tablet 14’s gradually may cause heart rhythm and blood pressure changes and cause chest pain or a heart attack. Your doctor will lower your dose gradually over some time to help prevent these symptoms. If you are a pregnant woman or nursing mother, do not consume Aten-50 Tablet 14’s without first consulting your doctor. Talk to your doctor before taking the Aten-50 Tablet 14’s if you have a very slow heartbeat, asthma, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis (thyroid gland disorders), serious heart condition (sick sinus syndrome) or any heart blockage, and severe kidney disease. It should not be given to children less than 12 years of age. Before taking the Aten-50 Tablet 14’s, inform your doctor about your medical history and ongoing therapies to rule out any potential adverse effects or interactions.
Uses of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s
High blood pressure (hypertension), Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias), Heart-related chest pain (angina), and Prevention of heart attack or stroke.
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s contains atenolol, which primarily helps relax our blood vessels by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body. Thus, Aten-50 Tablet 14’s helps lower your raised blood pressure and reduce the risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems in the future. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to be effective.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s
- Cold hands/feet
- Feeling sick (nausea)
- Feeling tired
- Aching and tired muscles
- Depressed mood
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s should not be used in people with cardiogenic shock (heart unable to pump sufficient blood), congestive heart failure, bradycardia (a very slow heartbeat), anuria (failure of the kidneys to produce urine), and hypersensitivity to this product. Don’t stop taking Aten-50 Tablet 14’s without talking to the doctor first. Stopping Aten-50 Tablet 14’s gradually may cause heart rhythm and blood pressure changes and cause chest pain or a heart attack. Your doctor will lower your dose gradually over some time to help prevent these symptoms. It should not be given to children less than 12 years of age. Intake of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s may mask symptoms of diabetes. So tell your doctor if you have diabetes. You should regularly monitor your prothrombin time if Aten-50 Tablet 14’s is taken with anti-coagulants like warfarin.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Aten-50 Tablet 14’s is known to interact with certain bronchodilator medications (e.g. aminophylline, dyphylline, oxtriphylline, theophylline), an antiretroviral drug used to treat AIDS/ HIV (e.g. atazanavir, saquinavir), anti-cancer medication (e.g. ceritinib), medicines used to treat high blood pressure (clonidine, diltiazem, Verapamil), antiarrhythmic medication (e.g. disopyramide), a drug used to treat vomiting and nausea following chemotherapy (dolasetron), immunomodulating medicine (e.g. fingolimod), used to treat a certain heart problem (e.g. mavacamten), certain diagnostic agent (methacholine), used to treat the relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (e.g. ponesimod, siponimod), and muscle relaxant medications (e.g. ritodrine, tizanidine).
Drug-Food Interactions: Aten-50 Tablet 14’s interacts with grapefruit and rich protein foods. Hence it should not be taken with Aten-50 Tablet 14’s. Using Aten-50 Tablet 14’s together with multivitamins/minerals may decrease the effects of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s. If it is necessary to take, you should maintain at least 2 hours time period between the administration of Aten-50 Tablet 14’s and multivitamins/minerals.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Aten-50 Tablet 14’s interacts with disease conditions, including Haemodialysis (dialysis), Renal dysfunction, bradyarrhythmia (heartbeat is lower than 60 bpm), Atrioventricular (AV) block (partial or complete interruption of impulse transmission), Cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), Hypotension (low blood pressure), CHF (Cardiac heart failure), Diabetes, Hypersensitivity, Ischemic heart disease/coronary heart disease, PVD (Peripheral vascular disease).
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Avoid alcohol consumption while taking Aten-50 Tablet 14’s as it may cause dizziness or lightheadedness.
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s should not be taken until prescribed. Aten-50 Tablet 14’s is a Category D pregnancy drug. Pregnant mothers should exercise caution during pregnancy before taking Aten-50 Tablet 14’s as it has been shown to cross the placental barrier and linked with intrauterine growth restriction.
Caution should be exercised, and it is advisable to consult a doctor before using it. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing them to you. Risk of neonatal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) and bradycardia (slow heartbeat or rate).
Drive only if you are physically stable and mentally focussed. You may experience dizziness after taking this medication; you should not drive or operate any machinery or vehicles.
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. Please consult your doctor.
Aten-50 Tablet 14’s is not recommended for kidney failure patients or those at a severe kidney damage level. Please consult your doctor. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing them to you.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Keep your weight under control with BMI (Body Mass Index) 19.5-24.9.
- Do regular physical activity or exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week. Doing this can help you to lower your raised blood pressure by about 5 mm of Hg.
- Opt for a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, veggies, and low-fat dairy products.
- Limiting sodium chloride (table salt) in your daily diet to 2300 mg per day or less than 1500 mg is ideal for most adults.
- Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.
- Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure. Try to enjoy and spend time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.
- Monitor your blood pressure daily and if there is too much fluctuation, then immediately contact your doctor.
- Try to include heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil to help lower your elevated blood pressure.
Patients with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), lung disease (asthma) and diabetes should consult a doctor before taking Aten-50 Tablet 14’s. The doctor may suggest an appropriate diagnostic test before prescribing Aten-50 Tablet 14’s to you.
Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Zydus)
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