Why it's used
Atebeta is used to:
- decrease hypertension (high blood pressure)
- reduce angina (chest pain)
- after a heart attack, reduce the amount of work your heart muscle has to do to push blood through your body
6. How to cope with s >
What to do about:
- feeling sleepy, tired or dizzy - as your body gets used to Atebeta, these side effects should wear off. If Atebeta makes you feel dizzy, sit or lie down until you feel better. Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel OK again. Try to avoid alcohol as it'll make you feel worse.
- cold fingers or toes - put your hands or feet under warm running water, massage them and wiggle your fingers and toes. Do not smoke or have drinks with caffeine in - this can make your blood vessels narrower and further restrict blood flow to your hands and feet. Try wearing mittens (they're warmer than gloves) and warm socks. Do not wear tight watches or bracelets.
- feeling sick (nausea) - stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food. It might help to take your Atebeta after a meal or snack.
- diarrhoea - drink lots of fluids, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Signs of dehydration include peeing less than usual or having dark, strong-smelling pee. Do not take any other medicines to treat diarrhoea without speaking to a pharmacist or doctor.
- constipation - eat more high-fibre foods, such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Try to exercise more regularly by going for a daily walk, for example. If this does not help, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. Watch this short video about how to treat constipation
Tablets of 25 mg Atebeta, NDC 0310-0107 (round, flat, uncoated white tablets identified with “T” debossed on one side and 107 debossed on the other side) are supplied in bottles of 100 tablets.
Tablets of 50 mg Atebeta, NDC 0310-0105 (round, flat, uncoated white tablets identified with “TENORMIN” debossed on one side and 105 debossed on the other side, bisected) are supplied in bottles of 100 tablets.
Tablets of 100 mg Atebeta, NDC 0310-0101 (round, flat, uncoated white tablets identified with “TENORMIN” debossed on one side and 101 debossed on the other side) are supplied in bottles of 100 tablets.
Store at controlled room temperature, 20-25°C (68-77°F) . Dispense in well-closed, light-resistant containers.
Distributed by: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Wilmington, DE 19850. Revised: Oct 2012
What is the most important information I should know about Atebeta (Tenormin)?
You should not use this medicine if you have a serious heart condition such as "AV block," very slow heartbeats, or heart failure.
Rated Atebeta for Hypertension Report
I was prescribed this medication for high blood pressure. I felt better not long after I took the first dose. It also helps greatly with my anxiety. I am terrified of new medications, but have noticed zero side effects personally. I have been taking it almost a year.
Alpha blockers lower blood pressure. They may decrease blood pressure too much when combined with Atebeta. Examples of these drugs include:
Clonidine must be carefully managed if it's combined with Atebeta. Suddenly stopping the drug while also taking Atebeta can cause a big jump in blood pressure.
How should I take Atebeta?
Take Atebeta exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Atebeta.
It may take up to 2 weeks before you get the full effect of Atebeta. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if you feel any new symptoms.
You should not stop taking Atebeta suddenly. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure: Keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.
Your condition may need to be treated with a combination of drugs. Use all medications as directed by your doctor. Read the medication guide or patient instructions provided with each medication. Do not change your doses or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
What Other Drugs Interact with Atebeta?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for diabetes, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility
Two long-term (maximum dosing duration of 18 or 24 months) rat studies and one long-term (maximum dosing duration of 18 months) mouse study, each employing dose levels as high as 300 mg/kg/day or 150 times the maximum recommended human antihypertensive dose,* did not indicate a carcinogenic potential of Atebeta. A third (24 month) rat study, employing doses of 500 and 1,500 mg/kg/day (250 and 750 times the maximum recommended human antihypertensive dose*) resulted in increased incidences of benign adrenal medullary tumors in males and females, mammary fibroadenomas in females, and anterior pituitary adenomas and thyroid parafollicular cell carcinomas in males. No evidence of a mutagenic potential of Atebeta was uncovered in the dominant lethal test (mouse), in vivo cytogenetics test (Chinese hamster) or Ames test (S typhimurium).
Fertility of male or female rats (evaluated at dose levels as high as 200 mg/kg/day or 100 times the maximum recommended human dose*) was unaffected by Atebeta administration.
Rated Atebeta for Hypertension Report
It does not work as good , something must of been changed in making it when they had discontinued it before. Something is different.