Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Information about Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Atenolol + Atorvastatin Uses
Atenolol+Atorvastatin is used in the treatment of High blood pressure with high cholesterol.
How Atenolol + Atorvastatin works
Atenolol + Atorvastatin is a combination of two medicines: Atenolol and Atorvastatin which treat high blood pressure and cholesterol. Atenolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It slows down the heart rate and relaxes blood vessels to improve blood flow. Atorvastatin is a lipid-lowering medication which works by blocking an enzyme (HMG-CoA-reductase) that is required in the body to make cholesterol. It thus lowers "bad" cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and raises "good" cholesterol (HDL). Together, they reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Common side effects of Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Nausea, Stomach pain, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Cold extremities, Muscle pain, Weakness, Numbness of extremity, Increased glucose level in blood, Slow heart rate, Increased liver enzymes, Decreased blood pressure
Available Medicine for Atenolol + Atorvastatin
Expert advice for Atenolol + Atorvastatin
- Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- 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 are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Atenolol + Atorvastatin suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.