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A2 Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

A2 Tablet is a medicine used for treating high blood pressure and it reduces bad cholesterol also. By lowering the blood pressure, it helps in preventing future heart attack and stroke.

It is advised to take A2 Tablet at a fixed time each day to maintain consistent levels of medicine in the blood. 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, dry cough, headache, weakness,  decreased blood pressure, and increased potassium level in blood. It is advised to avoid potassium rich food and supplements while taking this medicine. It may cause dizziness, avoid driving or rise slowly from the sitting position. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, blood sugar level, kidney functioning, urea, or electrolytes level during the treatment.

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.

Uses of A2 Tablet

  • High blood pressure with high cholesterol

Side effects of A2 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 A2

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Cold extremities
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness of extremity
  • Increased glucose level in blood
  • Slow heart rate
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Decreased blood pressure

How to use A2 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. A2 Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How A2 Tablet works

A2 Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Atenolol and Atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure and cholesterol. Atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It slows down the heart rate and relaxes blood vessels to improve blood flow. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together, they reduce the risk of heart diseases.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with A2 Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
A2 Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
A2 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
A2 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
A2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of A2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
A2 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of A2 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of A2 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Do not stop taking A2 Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC

Patient Concerns

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High blood pressure and cholesterol
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Guggul 2 tab twice,arjunarisht 20 ml twice. Also monotor BP
High blood pressure and cholesterol
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
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References

  1. Atenolol. Ruislip, Middlesex: Thame Laboratories; 2015 [revised 16 Oct. 2015]. [Accessed 04 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. A Guide from the National Consumers League and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Avoid Food-Drugs Interactions. [Accessed 01 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Atorvastatin calcium. Dublin, Ireland: Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals; 2009. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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  5. Medscape. Atorvastatin. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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