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Atenolol/Chlorthalidone is used for:
Treating high blood pressure.
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone is a beta-blocker and diuretic combination. It works by interfering with certain body chemicals that cause the heart to beat with less force and pump out less blood. This allows the heart to beat more slowly and regularly. By blocking these chemicals, blood vessels are relaxed and widened, allowing blood pressure to decrease. The diuretic works by causing the kidney to eliminate larger-than-normal amounts of water.
you are allergic to any ingredient in Atenolol/Chlorthalidone or to any other sulfonamide, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, hydrochlorothiazide, glyburide, probenecid, sulfamethoxazole, or zonisamide
you have congestive heart failure
that has not been treated, a very slow heartbeat, heart block, or inability to urinate
you are currently taking mibefradil
Do NOT use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Atenolol/Chlorthalidone :
Some medical conditions may interact with Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have an untreated adrenal gland tumor, diabetes, gout, liver problems, overactive thyroid, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; lupus)
if you have a history of severe allergic reactions to allergens,
asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, or other lung disease; congestive heart failure, slow heartbeat, heart rhythm problems, or narrowing of blood vessels of the legs, arms, stomach, or kidneys; kidney problems; or low blood potassium or low blood sodium
if you are scheduled to have surgery or to receive anesthesia
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Disopyramide, indomethacin, or stimulants (eg, pseudoephedrine) because they may decrease Atenolol/Chlorthalidone 's effectiveness
Antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, lidocaine, quinidine), bupivacaine, calcium channel blockers (eg, verapamil), digitalis (eg, digoxin), flecainide, ketanserin, mefloquine, or mibefradil because potentially life-threatening toxic effects on the
heart may occur
Alpha-blockers (eg, doxazosin), diazoxide, lithium, or reserpine because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Atenolol/Chlorthalidone
Clonidine because excessive increases in blood pressure may occur, especially when stopping clonidine
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone :
Use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Atenolol/Chlorthalidone by mouth with or without food.
Taking Atenolol/Chlorthalidone at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Continue to use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone even if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may increase the
amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm.
If you miss a dose of Atenolol/Chlorthalidone , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone .
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in
the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Patients who take medicine for high blood pressure often feel tired or run down for a few weeks after starting treatment. Be sure to take your medicine even if you may not feel "normal". Tell your doctor if you develop any new symptoms.
Diabetes patients-Atenolol/Chlorthalidone may hide signs of low blood sugar, such as a rapid heartbeat. Be sure to watch for other signs of low blood sugar. Low blood sugar may make you anxious, sweaty, weak, dizzy, drowsy, or faint. It may also make your vision change; give you a headache, chills, or tremors;
or make you more hungry. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the
dose of your diabetes medicine.
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Atenolol/Chlorthalidone before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
Your doctor may have also prescribed a potassium supplement for you. If so, follow the dosing carefully. Do not start taking additional potassium on your own or change your diet to include more potassium without first checking with your doctor.
Do not suddenly stop taking Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . Sharp chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and sometimes heart attack may occur if you suddenly stop Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . The risk may be greater if you have certain types of heart disease. Your doctor should slowly lower your dose over several weeks if you need to stop taking it. This should be done even if you only take Atenolol/Chlorthalidone for high blood pressure. Heart disease is common and you may not know you have it. Limit physical activity while you are lowering your dose. If new or worsened chest pain or other
heart problems occur, contact your doctor right away. You may need to start taking Atenolol/Chlorthalidone again.
Lab tests, such as electrolyte and blood pressure monitoring, may be performed while you use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Atenolol/Chlorthalidone should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Atenolol/Chlorthalidone has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Atenolol/Chlorthalidone while you are pregnant. Atenolol/Chlorthalidone is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Atenolol/Chlorthalidone , check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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