Tenoric is a medication containing the active ingredients Atenolol and Chlorthalidone. Manufactured by Ipca, this dual-component medication is primarily used in the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure.
Tenoric is utilized to manage high blood pressure (hypertension), preventing complications such as strokes and heart attacks that can occur due to prolonged hypertension. It is also used to treat angina (heart-related chest pain) and irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia).
How to Use
The medication should be taken orally, preferably at the same time every day to maintain a consistent level of the drug in the body. Tenoric can be taken with or without food, but it should be taken consistently to avoid fluctuating blood levels of the medication.
How It Works
Tenoric works by combining the effects of Atenolol and Chlorthalidone. Atenolol is a beta-blocker that works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, like adrenaline, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart. Chlorthalidone is a “water pill” (diuretic) and causes your body to get rid of extra salt and water, further lowering blood pressure.
Using Tenoric regularly can help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems by keeping blood pressure under control. In addition, it can reduce chest pain and the risk of having an irregular heartbeat.
Common Side Effects
Some common side effects of Tenoric include fatigue, nausea, slow heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and dizziness. These are typically mild and temporary, but if they persist or worsen, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Dosage and Administration
The dosage and frequency of Tenoric depend on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor will determine the right dosage for you. Do not alter the dosage or stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor.
Before taking Tenoric, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart failure, kidney diseases, liver diseases, asthma, or specific allergies. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before taking this medication. Avoid the use of alcohol as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Store Tenoric at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture. Keep the medication out of reach of children and pets. Do not use the medicine past its expiration date. Dispose of it properly and do not flush it down the toilet or pour into drainage unless instructed to do so.