Introduction to Aten 100mg Tablets
Atenolol is a beta-blocker drug that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). It is prescribed primarily for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), angina (chest pain), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions. It is also used after a heart attack to increase the chances of survival and may be used in other conditions not listed here.
Atenolol is sold under various trade names, a couple of which are Tenormin, Aten (made by Intas Pharma) and O Beta (made by Intas Pharma).
Uses of Aten 100
- Treats hypertension and arrhythmias
- Prevents angina
- Protects the heart in the initial treatment after a heart attack
How does Aten 100 Tablet Works?
Side Effects of Aten 100
Common Side Effects
- Slower pulse rate
- Cold feet and hands
- Nausea, diarrhea
Serious Side Effects
- Sleep disturbance
Aten Tablet dosage needs to be administered in limited doses, as it can result in lethargy, missing heartbeats, excessive slowing of heartbeats, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles or lower legs, shakiness, dizziness, sweating or confusion, blurred vision, headache, pale color, numbness or tingling in the mouth. Seek immediate medical help in case of any such scenario.
Missed a Dose
- Aten 25
- Aten 50
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can Aten 100mg Tablet be cut in half?
Ans. Yes, but the bisection line on Aten 100mg Tablet is only there to help you break the tablet if you have difficulty swallowing it whole. It should not be done to divide it into equal doses.
2. Can Aten 100mg Tablet be crushed?
Ans. No. Do not break, crush or chew Aten 100mg Tablet. Simply swallow it as a whole with a glass of water.
3. Can Aten 100mg Tablet cause diarrhea?
Ans. Yes. Diarrhea is a common side effect of Aten 100mg Tablet. Drink lots of fluids, such as water or fruit juice, to keep yourself hydrated. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If you experience persistent diarrhea, consult your doctor.
4. Can Aten 100mg Tablet cause erectile dysfunction?
Ans. Aten 100mg Tablet may make it difficult for you to get a penile erection. Consult your physician if you are unable to get an erection or experience any related symptoms.