Tenormin 50mg Indications
Tenormin 50mg is primarily indicated in conditions like Angina, Angina pectoris, Cardiac arrhythmia, Early intervention within 12 hrs of myocardial infarction, Hypertension, Myocardial infarction, To prevent recurrence of neural tube defect, and can also be given in adjunctive therapy as an alternative drug of choice in Alcohol withdrawal, Migraine prophylaxis.
Tenormin 50mg is contraindicated in conditions like Asthma, Depression, Heart failure,Cardiogenic shock, Bronchitis,Second or third degree A-V block.
The severe or irreversible adverse effects of Tenormin 50mg, which give rise to further complications include Hypotension, Bronchospasm, Impotence, AV-block, Agranulocytosis, Hyperglycemia, Sinus bradycardia, Oculomucocutaneous Syndrome. Tenormin 50mg produces potentially lifethreatening effects which include Heart failure, which are responsible for the discontinuation of Tenormin 50mg therapy. The signs and symptoms that are produced after the acute overdosage of Atenolol include Bradycardia, Convulsions, Coma, Ventricular asystole. The symptomatic adverse reactions produced by Atenolol are more or less tolerable and if they become severe, they can be treated Symptomatically, these include Dizziness, Fatigue, Alopecia, Diarrhea, Dyspnea, Cold extremities, Constipation, Insomnia, Pruritus, Impotence, Depression, Blood dyscrasias, Exfoliative dermatitis, Paresthesias, Hyperpigmentation, Wheezing, Vivid dreams, Xerosis.
Tenormin 50mg should be used with caution in patients with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus particularly brittle diabetes, in patients with liver or kidney impairments, in hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis because the drug can mask the tachycardia that occur in this condition. Abrupt withdrawal of atenolol in hyperthyroidism patient can precipitate a thyroid storm. Avoid abrupt withdrawal in angina patients. Use with caution during pregnancy.