Tenormin is one of the many brand name under which Atenolol is marketed. It is a form of prescription medication designed to treat heart problems such as hypertension, angina pectoris and acute myocardial infarction. The product is extensively researched through various clinical trials which demonstrated its effectiveness.
The drug is manufactured and marketed by AstraZeneca, a provider of various prescription medications and a company with a global presence in more than 100 markets.
The drug is contraindicated in patients suffering from sinus bradycardia, heart block (greater than 1st degree), cardiogenic shock or overt cardiac failure. Tenormin should not be used without medical written consent, given the number of potentially dangerous side effects associated to it.
Tenormin includes the following ingredients: benzeneacetamide or atenolol (active ingredient), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, sodium starch glycolate.
Tenormin is a prescription drug known as a beta blocker. It is indicated for the long term management of angina pectoris, in the management of hypertension (alone or combined with other hypertensive medication) and in the treatment of patients with definite or suspected acute myocardial infarction.
Side effects may vary from mild to serious. The list of serious side effects includes, but is not limited to slow or uneven heartbeats, swelling in the ankles and feet, nausea, loss of appetite, dark urine, depression, impotence and low fever. Less serious side effects may include insomnia, anxiety and nervousness, tiredness, decreased sex drive.
Also, Tenormin may cause dizziness, therefore it is not indicated to drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Patient are also advised to limit the use of alcoholic beverages.
- Existing clinical trials and scientific research on the product
- Excellent reputation of the manufacturer.
- Potentially dangerous side effects associated, as with any prescription drug
- Warnings and contraindications to be taken into consideration.
Tenormin is the brand name under which Atenolol is marketed by AstraZeneca. The drug has been extensively researched and proved efficient. Consumer reviews are generally positive, as most consumers report a high rate of satisfaction with using the product, in problems such as heart attacks, angina or arrhythmia.
Please note that this is a prescription medication and should not under any circumstance be used without prior medical consult. Dosages are established by the physician and may depend on the condition being treated, other undergoing treatment, general state of health, age of the patient, etc. Close medical supervision is required during treatment, due to the numerous potential side effects associated with the drug.