Atenidone is the brand name of a combination prescription drug containing Atenolol and chlorthalidone as the active ingredients. Atenolol belongs to a group of medications called beta blockers while chlorthalidone belongs to a group of medications called diuretics (water pills), Atenidone is used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension (high blood pressure) and to prevent the symptoms of angina pectoris due to ischemic heart diseases. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications when it is unable to manage the high blood pressure alone. It is manufactured and marketed by Apotex in a strength of 50/25 mg and in a pack size of 30 tablets.
The active ingredients in Atenidone are atenolol and chlorthalidone. Atenolol works by blocking or interfering with the actions of certain natural chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine, that work on the blood vessels and heart. This interference leads to a lower blood pressure, heart rate, and reduces the strain on the heart. Chlorthalidone works by getting rid of excess water and salt from the body.
Atenidone is used for the treatment/management of:
Make sure to always take your medication exactly as instructed by the doctor. The dosage given by the doctor may differ from the ones indicated below. Do not try and alter your dosage in order to change treatment outcome without consulting with the doctor. Your doctor takes into consideration several factors such as age, body weight, other medications taken, and other medical conditions before determining the dosage specific for your case.
Take your dose of Atenidone at the same time every day.
It should be noted that the doctor may prescribe doses that are different from the recommended doses above. You should not change your dose without consulting your doctor.
If any of the listed side effects worsen, contact your doctor. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Review the medication pamphlet for more information.
It is important to inform your doctor of any known allergies that you may have to medication, especially if you have reacted to any medications before. Some medical conditions may affect or may be affected by this medication. Tell your doctor of any current of chronic conditions that you may have before you start using Atenidone.
Do not take Atenidone without consulting a doctor if you:
Use with caution if you have had stroke or any heart attacks.
The use of Atenolol may lead to an increase in the number and duration of angina attacks in patients with Prinzmetal angina.
The levels of potassium and sodium in the body may be reduced; therefore, your doctor may periodically check your electrolyte levels.
The use of Atenidone may lead to increase levels of uric acid and increase gout.
Talk to your doctor about other possible precautions and warnings, as the list above may not exhaustive.
The use of Atenidone may cause some reactions when used concurrently with certain medications. Talk to your doctor about any medications that may interact with the use of Atenidone.
This is not a complete list of drug interactions. Inform your doctor of all medications being taken.
Seek emergency care immediately or call the Poison Control Helpline at 1-800-222-1222 if you think you have accidentally overdosed on this medication.
Take a dose as soon as you remember missing it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the next dose as usual. Never try to double up on doses.