You should not use this Hypoten if you have a serious heart condition such as "AV block," very slow heartbeats, or heart failure.
Do not stop taking Hypoten without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you are having any type of surgery, be sure the surgeon knows ahead of time that you are using this medicine.
Hypoten can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Hypoten.
Hypoten is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
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 Hypoten. 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 Hypoten 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 Hypoten administration.
TENORMIN is contraindicated in sinus bradycardia, heart block greater than first degree, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure. (See WARNINGS.)
TENORMIN is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to the Hypoten or any of the drug product's components.
How to take it
Hypoten does not usually upset your tummy, so you can take it with or without food. It's best to do the same each day.
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
If you find them difficult to swallow, some brands have a score line to help you break the tablet in half. Check the information leaflet for your brand to see if you can do this.
If you're taking Hypoten as a liquid, it'll come with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you measure out the right dose.
If you do not have one, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give you the right amount of medicine.
Rated Hypoten 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.
On this page
- About Hypoten
- Key facts
- Who can and can't take Hypoten
- How and when to take it
- Side effects
- How to cope with side effects
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Cautions with other medicines
- Common questions
Rated Hypoten for Anxiety Report
I started taking this drug nearly 5 years ago for anxiety and man did it help. I was like a new person such a relief. But slowly did it cause depression. To the point where I am calling the suicide help line. When this all started I saw this exact post from a man who said DO NOT DO THIS IT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO KILL YOURSELF and I didnt listen. I told my doctor who said nope. HE TOLD ME NOPE NO DEPRESSION. What a peice of crap. Iv been off for a week and feel instantly better. It takes away all your natural adrenaline witch makes you release endorphins the feel good chemical in your brain. I'll take anxiety of this anyday. Sad thing is I reached out to alot of people for help. And no one did. Iam a 32 year old female.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.
- Your doctor is likely to give you dietary and lifestyle advice about eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and taking regular exercise. If so, it is important that you follow the advice you are given.
- If you drink alcohol, ask your doctor for advice about taking Hypoten and alcohol. Hypoten will worsen the effects of alcohol, which will make you feel dizzy.
- If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are suitable for you to take with Hypoten. Some medicines may not be (including some anti-inflammatory painkillers, and cold or flu remedies).
- If you are due to have an operation or dental treatment, it is important to tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking a beta-blocker. This is particularly important if you are likely to be given an anaesthetic.
- If you have diabetes, Hypoten can block the symptoms of low blood sugar. Your doctor will advise you about this.
- Treatment with Hypoten is usually long-term. Continue to take the tablets unless your doctor tells you to stop. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems in some people, so your doctor may want you to reduce your dose gradually if this becomes necessary.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Hypoten can include:
- cold hands and feet
- reduced sex drive or impotence
- shortness of breath
- unexplained tiredness
- leg pain
- blood pressure that’s lower than usual
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Hypoten is excreted in human breast milk at a ratio of 1.5 to 6.8 when compared to the concentration in plasma. Caution should be exercised when TENORMIN is administered to a nursing woman. Clinically significant bradycardia has been reported in breast-fed infants. Premature infants, or infants with impaired renal function, may be more likely to develop adverse effects.
Neonates born to mothers who are receiving TENORMIN at parturition or breast-feeding may be at risk for hypoglycemia and bradycardia. Caution should be exercised when TENORMIN is administered during pregnancy or to a woman who is breast-feeding (see WARNINGS, Pregnancy and Fetal Injury).
What are metoprolol and Hypoten?
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker (beta-adrenergic blocking agent), which blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system (a portion of the involuntary nervous system) and is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart pain (angina), congestive heart failure, hyperthyroidism, abnormal heart rhythms, and some neurologic conditions. Metoprolol is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
Hypoten is a beta-blocker that blocks the effects of adrenergic chemicals such as adrenaline or epinephrine, which are released by nerves of the sympathetic nervous system. The beta-adrenergic nerves stimulate the heart muscle to beat more rapidly. By blocking the stimulation by these nerves, Hypoten reduces the heart rate and is used to treat abnormally rapid heart rhythms. Hypoten also reduces the force of contraction of heart muscle and lowers blood pressure. By reducing the heart rate, the force of muscle contraction, and the blood pressure against which the heart must pump, Hypoten reduces the work of heart muscle and the need of the muscle for oxygen, which helps in treating angina.
COMMON BRAND(S): Tenormin
GENERIC NAME(S): Hypoten
OTHER NAME(S): Hypoten Tablet
Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when you suddenly stop this drug. Some people who have suddenly stopped taking similar drugs have had chest pain, heart attack, and irregular heartbeat. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, he or she may direct you to gradually decrease your dose over 1 to 2 weeks.
When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Get medical help right away if you develop chest pain/tightness/pressure, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, unusual sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat.
Hypoten is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. This medication is also used to treat chest pain (angina) and to improve survival after a heart attack.
Hypoten belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Antes de comenzar a tomar Hypoten:
- dГgale a su doctor y a su farmacГ©utico si usted es alГ©rgico al Hypoten, a cualquier otro medicamento, o a cualquiera de los ingredientes de las tabletas de Hypoten. PГdale a su farmacГ©utico una lista de los ingredientes.
- dГgale a su doctor y a su farmacГ©utico quГ© medicamentos con y sin prescripciГіn estГЎ tomando, como por ejemplo vitaminas, suplementos nutricionales y los productos fabricados a base de hierbas. AsegГєrese de mencionar los siguientes: bloqueadores de los canales de calcio como diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, otros) y verapamilo (Calan, Covera-HS, Verelan, en Tarka); clonidina (Catapres, Kapvay, en Clorpres); medicamentos antiinflamatorios sin esteroides (MANE) como indometacina (Indocin, Tivorbex); y reserpina. Su doctor podrГa cambiar la dosis de su medicamento o vigilarle cuidadosamente para evitar el desarrollo de y complicaciones relacionadas con efectos secundarios.
- dГgale a su doctor si tiene o alguna vez ha tenido asma o enfermedades de otros tipo al pulmГіn; diabetes; alergias severas; hipertiroidismo (glГЎndula tiroides hiperactiva); feocromocitoma (un tumor que se desarrolla en una glГЎndula prГіxima a los riГ±ones y que puede provocar presiГіn arterial alta y latidos cardГacos rГЎpidos); insuficiencia cardГaca; frecuencia cardГaca lenta; problemas de circulaciГіn; o enfermedades al corazГіn o riГ±Гіn.
- dГgale a su doctor si estГЎ embarazada, tiene planes de quedar embarazada o si estГЎ amamantando. Si queda embarazada mientras toma este medicamento, llame a su doctor de inmediato.
- si va a ser sometido a cualquier cirugГa, incluyendo la dental, dГgale al doctor o dentista que usted estГЎ tomando Hypoten.
- si usted tiene alergias a diferentes sustancias, sus reacciones podrГan empeorar mientras tome este medicamento, y no responderГЎn a las dosis usuales de epinefrina inyectable.
TENORMIN® (Hypoten), a synthetic, beta1-selective (cardioselective) adrenoreceptor blocking agent, may be chemically described as benzeneacetamide, 4-propoxy]-. The molecular and structural formulas are:
Rated Hypoten for Hypertension Report
I started Hypoten about 3 yrs ago for hypertension and irregular heartbeat. Until just recently it worked perfectly. Really lowered my BP to healthy level. But my pulse went way down to 60 and I’d have cold extremities. Now, within the last couple of months, very achy and weak knees, a little thigh muscle pain. Also starting to feel right side back pain. Recent physical all fine except beginning decreased kidney function. So I’m not waiting. Throwing caution to the wind I’m getting off this drug before severe damages set in.
Hypoten may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Is Hypoten safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Hypoten may cause harm and growth retardation in the fetus when given to pregnant women.
Hypoten is excreted in breast milk and may cause adverse effects in an infant being breastfed.