Aten-H 25 Tablet

Introduction

Aten-H 25 Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It helps to control blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It also helps to reduce chances of any future heart attack and stroke.

Aten-H 25 Tablet is taken on an empty stomach preferably in the morning to avoid frequent urination at night. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.

Nausea, diarrhea, headache, and fatigue are some common side effects of this medicine. Consult your doctor If any of these bother you, or get worse, or do not go away.  Drink plenty of fluids while taking medicine to overcome muscle weakness, dry mouth, and extreme thirst. Dizziness or headache may occur due to low blood pressure but this gets better with time.

Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions. You should have your blood pressure, kidney function, blood sugar level and the levels of salts such as potassium or magnesium checked regularly to make sure that this medicine is working properly.

Uses of Aten-H Tablet

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Aten-H Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aten-H

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Slow heart rate
  • Decreased sodium level in blood
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Increased calcium level in blood
  • Increased blood lipid level

How to use Aten-H Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aten-H 25 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Aten-H Tablet works

Aten-H 25 Tablet is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Atenolol and Hydrochlorothiazide. Atenolol is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
Aten-H 25 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aten-H 25 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aten-H 25 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Aten-H 25 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Aten-H 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aten-H 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.

Liver

CAUTION
Aten-H 25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Aten-H 25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.