Tenoretic is a single product containing 2 medications: atenolol and chlorthalidone. Atenolol component belongs to a group of drugs called called beta blockers. It works to decrease blood pressure and heart rate by blocking beta receptors in the body. Chlorthalidone component belongs to a group of drugs called diuretics ("water pills") which help the body get rid of excess fluid by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood.
This medication comes in a tablet form and is typically taken once daily with or without food. The recommended dose of Tenoretic to treat high blood pressure is one 50/25 mg tablet once daily. The maximum dose is atenolol 100 mg/day and chlorthalidone 25 mg/day.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Tenoretic affects you. It can cause dizziness and tiredness. Atenolol, a component of Tenoretic, has been detected in human breast milk. Because of the possibility for adverse reactions in nursing infants from Tenoretic, a choice should be made whether to stop nursing or to stop use of this medication.
Do not take Tenoretic if you are allergic to Tenoretic or any of its ingredients or sulfonamide-derived drugs; have a condition where your heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs; have heart failure; have a condition that blocks the conduction of impulses in the heart; severely slow heart rate; or your kidneys fail to produce urine.
Possible side effect
The most common side effects are cold limbs, depression, and difficulty breathing. Serious side effects have been reported with Tenoretic including the following: imbalances in the levels of salts and fluids in your body; allergic reactions; the worsening or activation of an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take: other medications to treat blood pressure such as beta blockers like metoprolol (Toprol XL, Lopressor) and carvedilol (Coreg), angiotensinconverting enzyme (ACE) blockers like benazepril (Lotensin, Lotensin HCT) and captopril (Capoten, Capozide), angiotensin receptor II blockers (ARB) such as azilsartan (Edarbi) and candesartan (Atacand), calcium channel blockers such as nifedipine (Adalat, Nifedical, Procardia) and amlodipine (Norvasc), and diuretics like acetazolamide (Diamox) and amiloride (Midamor); drugs that deplete a substance in the body called catecholamines such as reserpine (Serpalan) or guanethidine (Ismelin); medications that slow the heart or help treat abnormal heart rhythms such as disopyramide (Norpace), amiodarone (Cordarone), digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin), and digitoxin (Crystodigin); norepinephrine (Levophed); clonidine (Catapres); lithium (Lithobid); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil).
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you consider that you took too much of this medication look for medical help immediately.
Store at controlled room temperature, 68-77°F (20-25°C). Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
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