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 Tensol and alcohol. Tensol 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 Tensol. 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, Tensol can block the symptoms of low blood sugar. Your doctor will advise you about this.
- Treatment with Tensol 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.
Tensol is a prescription drug. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth.
Tensol is available as the brand-name drug Tenormin. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
Before taking Tensol,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Tensol, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Tensol tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia XT, Dilacor XR, Tiazac, others) and verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS, Verelan, in Tarka); clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay, in Clorpres); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin (Indocin, Tivorbex); and reserpine. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma or other lung diseases; diabetes; severe allergies; hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland); pheochromocytoma (a tumor that develops on a gland near the kidneys and may cause high blood pressure and fast heartbeat); heart failure; a slow heart rate; circulation problems; or heart or kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Tensol, call your doctor immediately.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Tensol.
- you should know that if you have allergic reactions to different substances, your reactions may be worse while you are using Tensol, and your allergic reactions may not respond to the usual doses of injectable epinephrine.
Elderly Patients Or Patients With Renal Impairment
TENORMIN is excreted by the kidneys; consequently dosage should be adjusted in cases of severe impairment of renal function. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy. Evaluation of patients with hypertension or myocardial infarction should always include assessment of renal function. Tensol excretion would be expected to decrease with advancing age.
No significant accumulation of TENORMIN occurs until creatinine clearance falls below 35 mL/min/1.73m². Accumulation of Tensol and prolongation of its half-life were studied in subjects with creatinine clearance between 5 and 105 mL/min. Peak plasma levels were significantly increased in subjects with creatinine clearances below 30 mL/min.
The following maximum oral dosages are recommended for elderly, renally-impaired patients and for patients with renal impairment due to other causes:
Some renally-impaired or elderly patients being treated for hypertension may require a lower starting dose of TENORMIN: 25 mg given as one tablet a day. If this 25 mg dose is used, assessment of efficacy must be made carefully. This should include measurement of blood pressure just prior to the next dose (“trough” blood pressure) to ensure that the treatment effect is present for a full 24 hours.
Although a similar dosage reduction may be considered for elderly and/or renally-impaired patients being treated for indications other than hypertension, data are not available for these patient populations.
Patients on hemodialysis should be given 25 mg or 50 mg after each dialysis; this should be done under hospital supervision as marked falls in blood pressure can occur.
Rated Tensol for Heart Disease Report
I have been on this drug for over 4 years at first it worked great but these past few months i have noticed things like a lot of the side effects this medication is suppose to help me not cause more problems i wouldn't recommend anyone taking this at all.
Tensol (Tenormin)is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent, blocking the action of the sympathetic nervous system, a portion of the involuntary nervous system. Tensol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), used to treat chest pain (angina pectoris) related to coronary artery disease, and is also useful in slowing and regulating certain types of abnormally rapid heart rates (tachycardias). Other uses for Tensol include the prevention of migraine headaches and the treatment of certain types of tremors (familial or hereditary essential tremors). It is important to be aware of the drug interactions related to Tensol, effects on pregnancy, as well as common side effects on the user.
Can Tensol cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Tensol. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
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El Tensol tambiГ©n se usa para prevenir las migraГ±as y para tratar la abstinencia del alcohol, la insuficiencia y frecuencia cardГaca irregular. Converse con su doctor acerca de los riesgos de usar este medicamento para tratar su condiciГіn.
Este medicamento tambiГ©n puede ser prescrito para otros usos; pГdale mГЎs informaciГіn a su doctor o farmacГ©utico.
Is Tensol safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Tensol may cause harm and growth retardation in the fetus when given to pregnant women.
Tensol is excreted in breast milk and may cause adverse effects in an infant being breastfed.
Rated Tensol for Hypertension Report
I was dignosed with hypertension and Irregular heartbeat and was prescribed Tensol for both. Even though the Tensol was effective for both issues, the side effects were terrible! I dealt with tingling in fingers, insomnia, light headiness, dizziness,joint pain, confusion and sometimes I would lose my balance when I would go from sitting to standing. After 8 months of dealing with the side effects I talked with my doctor and I no longer take Tensol.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Tensol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
a serious heart condition such as "AV block" (second or third degree);
very slow heartbeats; or
decompensated heart failure.
To make sure Tensol is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
congestive heart failure;
coronary artery disease;
asthma, bronchitis, emphysema;
liver or kidney disease;
pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland);
peripheral vascular disease such as Raynaud's syndrome; or
allergies (or if you are undergoing allergy treatments or skin-testing).
Using Tensol during pregnancy could harm the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while using this medicine.
Tensol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Tensol is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Pharmacologic class: Beta-adrenergic blocker (selective)
Therapeutic class: Antianginal, anti-hypertensive
Pregnancy risk category D
Rated Tensol for Alcohol Withdrawal Report
My bp was 240 / 160 now it stays at 110 / 70 I am using a combo and with a regular 30 minutes walk results are great and zero salt or sugar
Which drugs or supplements interact with Tensol?
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) and digoxin (Lanoxin) can cause lowering of blood pressure and heart rate to dangerous levels when administered together with Tensol. Tensol can mask the early warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), and should be used with caution in patients receiving treatment for diabetes.
Use with caution in anesthesia or surgery (myocardial depression), bronchospastic disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis, liver disease, renal impairment, peripheral vascular disease, compromised left ventricular function, advanced age, heart failure
May mask effects of hyperthyroidism
Risk of hypoglycemia and bradycardia in neonates born to mothers who receive the drug at parturition or while breastfeeding, especially in premature infants and those with renal impairment
Use with caution in patients taking calcium-channel blockers or cardiac glycosides or using inhaled anesthetics
Avoid abrupt withdrawal; sudden discontinuance can exacerbate angina and lead to MI
Increased risk of stroke after surgery
In patients receiving clonidine, Tensol should be discontinued several days before withdrawal of clonidine
May cause or exacerbate CNS depression (use with caution in patients with psychiatric illness)
Use in pheochromocytoma (alpha blockade required before use of beta blocker)
Consider preexisting conditions such as sick sinus syndrome before initiating therapy
May potentiate hypoglycemia and may mask its signs and symptoms in patients with diabetes mellitus; use caution
Monitor for worsening of heart failure symptoms in patients with compensated heart failure
Use caution in patients with myasthenia gravis; may precipitate or aggravate symptoms or arterial insufficiency in patients with Raynaut's disease and peripheral vascular disease; use caution and monitor for progression of arterial obstruction
Avoid beta-blockers without alpha1-adrenergic receptor blocking activity in patients with Prinzmetal variant angina; unopposed alpha1-adrenergic receptors mediate coronary vasoconstriction and can worsen anginal symptoms
Exacerbation or induction of psoriasis reported with beta-blocker use; cause and effect not established
What are the side effects of Tensol?
Tensol is generally well tolerated, and side effects are mild and transient. Its side effects include:
Tensol can cause breathing difficulties in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. In patients with existing slow heart rates (bradycardias) and heart blocks (defects in the electrical conduction of the heart), Tensol can cause dangerously slow heart rates and even shock. Tensol reduces the force of heart muscle contraction and can aggravate symptoms of heart failure.
In patients with coronary artery disease, abruptly stopping Tensol can suddenly worsen angina, and occasionally precipitate heart attacks. If it is necessary to discontinue Tensol, its dosage can be reduced gradually over several weeks.