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Description

What is Tenoretic prescribed for?

Tenoretic is used to treat high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. If someone has high blood pressure, it means that their heart is working harder than it should to pump blood around the body. If this continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This could result in damaged blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys which could result in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.

You can buy Tenoretic (Atenolol/Chlorthalidone) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Tenoretic generic alternative available for purchase.

 

How does Tenoretic work?

Tenoretic is an oral medication that contains a combination of the active ingredients Atenolol and Chlorthalidone. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers, which 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. Chlorthalidone is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Directions

Before taking Tenoretic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Tenoretic dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Atenolol/Chlorthalidone dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Tenoretic dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

Cautions

Tenoretic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Tenoretic. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions especially those relating to liver disease, kidney disease, heart rhythm problems, gout, lupus, respiratory disorders, blood circulation problems, untreated mineral imbalance, serious allergic reactions including those needing treatment with epinephrine, or muscle/nerve disease (myasthenia gravis).

Side Effects

Some Tenoretic side effects include:

Dizziness, lightheadedness, tiredness, nausea, and diarrhea

Serious Tenoretic side effects include:

Very slow heartbeat, fainting, trouble breathing, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), toe/joint pain, mental/mood changes (such as depression, mood swings), blue fingers/toes, new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain).

If any side effects of Atenolol/Chlorthaliadone become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.

 

Q: What is the best dosage to take?

A: The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best Tenoretic dosage for your treatment.

 

Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose

 

Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.

 

Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A:  Don't take this medicine if you're pregnant or might become pregnant. Use an effective method of birth control while you take this drug. Stop taking Tenoretic right away and call your doctor if you find out you're pregnant during treatment. Don't breastfeed while taking Tenoretic without first talking to your doctor.