Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Atrich-AM Tablet
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Atrich-AM Tablet side effects
Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Ankle swelling
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Slow heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness
  • Cold extremities
How to use Atrich-AM 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. Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Atrich-AM Tablet works
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amlodipine and atenolol which lower blood pressure effectively. Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker which works by relaxing blood vessels while atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart to slow down the heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
Atrich-AM Tablet related warnings
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
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg 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
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

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Expert Advice

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  • You have been prescribed Atrich-AM 5mg/50mg Tablet for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • Lowering blood pressure reduces chance of future heart attack & strokes.
  • It may cause dizziness. Get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as it can cause sudden increase in your blood pressure.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atrich-AM

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What are some lifestyle changes to make while using Atrich-AM?
Making lifestyle changes can boost your health while taking Atrich-AM. Stop smoking, as it lowers your risk of having heart attack and stroke. If you are overweight or obese: try to lose weight. You should maintain a healthy diet by including fruits and vegetable in your meals. Regular exercise can make your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart attack.
Q. Can I stop taking Atrich-AM if I feel well?
No, keep using Atrich-AM as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Atrich-AM suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
Q. Any special instruction regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?
Keep this medicine in the container or pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it at as mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children, and other people.
Q. What are the contraindications to the use of Atrich-AM?
Atrich-AM is contraindicated in patients who are allergic to amlodipine, atenolol or any of its ingredient. It should be avoided in patients with history of asthma or lung disease. Also, inform your doctor about the patients medical history and medicines he is taking.
Q. Can the use of Atrich-AM cause headache?
Yes, the use of Atrich-AM is can cause headaches at the beginning of the treatment. Headaches usually go away after the first week of the treatment. Contact your doctor if the headaches are frequent and don't go away.
Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Atrich-AM?
Yes, the use of Atrich-AM can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly get up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th May 2018.
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