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BETACARD H 50 MG/12.5 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR BETACARD H

Atenolol(50 mg),Hydrochlorothiazide(12.5 mg)

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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.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
UNSAFE
Betacard h 50 mg/12.5 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Betacard h 50 mg/12.5 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR BETACARD H

Atenolol(50 mg)

Uses

Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure

How it works

Atenolol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This can lower the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation
Hydrochlorothiazide(12.5 mg)

Uses

Hydrochlorothiazide is used in fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and kidney stone

How it works

Hydrochlorothiazide lower the blood pressure and swelling by removing extra water and electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Altered blood lipids

COMMON DOSAGE FOR BETACARD H 50 MG/12.5 MG TABLET

Patients taking BETACARD H 50 MG/12.5 MG TABLET

  • 86%
    Once A Day
  • 14%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice FOR BETACARD H

  • 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 H

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

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

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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.

Hydrochlorothiazide

Q.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic,which increases the excretion of urine?
Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.

Is hydrochlorothiazide a statin/ opiate?
No.It is the derivative of chlorothiazide

Q.

Is hydrochlorothiazide bad for your kidneys?
No.Hydrochlorthiazide is a safe drug at prescribed dose by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease and follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

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Can I take hydrochlorothiazide with lisinopril/ ibuprofen/ synthroid/ aspirin/ potassium/ phentermine/ losartan/ naproxen/ magnesium/ vitamins?
Taking other medicines may alter the effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide cause diabetes/ erectile dysfunction/ weight loss/ gout/ constipation/tinnitus/ potassium loss?
Hydrochlorothiazide causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide have sulfa in it?
Yes.Hydrochlorothiazide has sulfa and it is chemically known as 6-chloro- 3, 4-dihydro-2 H-1, 2, 4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1, 1-dioxide

Q.

Does hydrochlorothiazide clean your system?
No.Hydrochlorothiazide reduces extra fluid in the body.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)