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Aloten 50 mg Tablet

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Composition for Aloten 50 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Aloten 50 mg Tablet

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MRP
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₹1.5/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Aloten Tablet

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Uses of Aloten Tablet

Aloten 50 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
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Aloten Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Aloten are Cold extremities, Fatigue, Slow heart rate, Nausea, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Aloten 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. Aloten 50 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Aloten Tablet works

Aloten 50 mg Tablet is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Aloten Tablet

Expert advice for Aloten Tablet

  • Aloten 50 mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • 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're diabetic . Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Side effects like headache, cold hands or feet, constipation or diarrhea can be experienced with its use. These are usually mild, short-lived and may not be with everyone. 
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Do not stop taking Aloten 50 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Aloten Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Aloten Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Atenolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Aloten 50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Aloten 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Aloten 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Aloten 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aloten 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Aloten 50 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Aloten Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Atenolol

Q. What is betacard used for?
Betacard is a trade name for active drug atenolol. Atenolol belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Yes. Aloten is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is atenolol a diuretic/ blood thinner/ ACE inhibitor/ nitrate?
No. Atenolol is blood pressure lowering medication (beta-blocker) and used to treat few other heart diseases. It has no known effect on increasing the urine output or fluidity of blood. It is not an ACE inhibitor or nitrate
No. Aloten is not a narcotic medicine. It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers and is used for its effect on the heart and peripheral blood vessels to lower elevated blood pressure, prevent chest pain, treat uneven heart beats and in the early treatment following a heart attack
Yes. Aloten selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Aloten with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Aloten with Miglitol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Glock, Glybloc, Minerva, Mignar, Misobit, Euglitol, Miglit
Aloten with Chlorpropamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
Aloten with Tolbutamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Rastinon
Aloten with Prazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Prazosin: Biozocin, Renopress, Minipress, Prazopill, Pracept, Resplend, Prazolin, Prazopress, Prazocip
Aloten with Naftopidil
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Naftopidil: Nafodil, Naftomax
Aloten with Alfuzosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Alfuzosin: Efzu, Alfutrol, Zyalfa, Alfusin, Alfoo, Xelflo, Velfu, Flotral, Fual, Emzosin, Alfman
Aloten with Terazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Terazosin: Terapress, Vicard T, Hytrin, Teradip, Olyster, Terakare, Teralfa, Zytrin
Aloten with Doxazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Doxazosin: Duracard, Doxacard
Aloten with Phenoxybenzamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenoxybenzamine: Zaxyben, Fenoxene

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