Using Atenolol Tablet 50mg with other medications or supplements may increase your risk of serious side effects. Keep a list of all the products and medications you use (including all the prescription, non-prescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor or pharmacist. Don't stop, start, or changes dosages of any medications without your doctor's consent.
Always check the labels on medicines like cough-and-cold products, diet aids, or NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen. These medications may contain ingredients that will increase your heart rate and blood pressure or worsen your heart failure.
Atenolol 50mg should be stored at room temperature and away from light or moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Often the best way to store medications is in a drawer or cabinet that is out of reach and out of sight from your little ones. Avoid storing medications in the bathroom where they can be easily reached.
Don't flush medications down the toilet or pour them down the drain, unless you have been instructed to do so. Unused or expired medications should be properly discarded when no longer needed. If you are unsure about how to discard of drugs you are no longer using, consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for advice.
Symptoms of overdose include very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, severe weakness, fainting, and difficulty breathing. If you suspect an overdose of the drug, contact a poison control centre or emergency room immediately.
If you miss a dose of Atenolol 50mg, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near enough to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dose schedule. Do not try doubling the dose to make up for the one you missed as this may result in overdose.
- The medications that you are using for your specific health problems should not be shared with others.
- Lifestyle changes like stress reduction programs, exercise, and dietary changes may increase the effectiveness of this medication.
- Consult your doctor, healthcare specialist, or pharmacist about making necessary lifestyle changes that will benefit you and enhance the effect of the medication you are currently taking.
- Check your blood pressure and heart rate (pulse) regularly while you are taking Atenolol. Learn how to monitor your own blood pressure and pulse at home and share the results with your doctor.