Medicine Overview of NILOL TABLET
Side effects of Atenolol
Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Slow heart rate, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Palpitations, Abdominal pain, Constipation.
How to use Atenolol
How NILOL TABLET works
Side effects of Nifedipine
Fatigue, Ankle swelling, Sleepiness, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Abdominal pain.
How to use Nifedipine
How NILOL TABLET works
In Depth Information on NILOL TABLET
Expert advice for Atenolol
- 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.
Expert advice for Nifedipine
- It is very common to have dizziness, lightheadedness, swelling ankles/feet, flushing, or a headache as a side effect.
- To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- Inform your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, chest pain continues or worsens).
- Inform your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, fainting.
- Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
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.