Atenolol + Chlorthalidone
Information about Atenolol + Chlorthalidone
Atenolol + Chlorthalidone Uses
Atenolol+Chlorthalidone is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).
How Atenolol + Chlorthalidone works
Atenolol + Chlorthalidone is a combination of two blood-pressure lowering medicines: Atenolol and Chlorthalidone. Atenolol is a beta blocker which works specifically on the heart to reduce heart rate and make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Common side effects of Atenolol + Chlorthalidone
Nausea, Diarrhea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Cold extremities, Increased blood uric acid, Decreased potassium level in blood, Glucose intolerance, Slow heart rate, Decreased sodium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased calcium level in blood, Increased blood lipid level
Expert advice for Atenolol + Chlorthalidone
- It is a combination of two blood pressure lowering medications used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
- It can be taken with or without food.
- Do not stop taking Atenolol + Chlorthalidone suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- 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're diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Atenolol + Chlorthalidone may cause dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and Inform your doctor if you develop extreme thirst, muscle weakness or very dry mouth.