food interaction for BETACARD
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pregnancy interaction for BETACARD
lactation interaction for BETACARD
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.
SALT INFORMATION for BETACARD
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for BETACARD
- ATEN 100 MG TABLET(14 tablets in strip)Zydus CadilaRs. 3.40/tabletRs. 47.63save 18% more per tablet
- TENORMIN 100 MG TABLET(14 tablets in strip)Abbott India LtdRs. 3.40/tabletRs. 47.62save 18% more per tablet
- TENOLOL 100 MG TABLET(14 tablets in strip)Ipca Laboratories LtdRs. 3.42/tabletRs. 47.85save 18% more per tablet
- ATPARK 100 MG TABLET(14 tablets in strip)Pfizer LtdRs. 2.08/tabletRs. 29.05save 50% more per tablet
- ODINOL 100MG TABLET(14 tablets in strip)Alembic Pharmaceuticals LtdRs. 1.88/tabletRs. 26.25save 55% more per tablet
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- Dr. Manjinder SandhuMBBS, MD, DNB, DM, Fellowship, Fellowship
- Dr. R. R. KasliwalMBBS, MD, DM, Fellowship
- Dr. Sumeet SethiMBBS, DNB, DM
- Dr. Tapan GhoseMBBS, DNB, MD, DNB, Fellowship, Fellowship
Expert advice for BETACARD
- Atenolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
- The Atenolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
- Atenolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
- Consult your doctor whether to continue Atenolol before any scheduled surgery.
- It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
- Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.
Frequently asked questions for BETACARD
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
Q.Is atenolol safe?
Yes. Atenolol 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
Q.Is atenolol a narcotic?
No. Atenolol 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
Q.Is atenolol cardioselective/ selective/ non-selective?
Yes. Atenolol selectively blocks receptors called beta-1 adrenergic receptor in the heart and is therefore called a cardio selective drug.