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What is Atenolol-Chlorthalidone used for?

Atenolol–Chlorthalidone is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This combination medication is composed of Atenolol, a beta-blocker that lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart, and Chlorthalidone, a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps to get rid of excess salt and water from the body. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

The dosage of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Atenolol–Chlorthalidone can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Atenolol–Chlorthalidone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Atenolol–Chlorthalidone.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Atenolol–Chlorthalidone can interact with other blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, and steroid medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

Like other medicines, Atenolol–Chlorthalidone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Atenolol–Chlorthalidone can cause side effects such as dizziness, slow heartbeat, tiredness, nausea, headache, blurred vision, and diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Atenolol–Chlorthalidone.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Atenolol-Chlorthalidone?

Is it possible for me to take Atenolol–Chlorthalidone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Atenolol–Chlorthalidone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone?
How will Atenolol–Chlorthalidone work in my body?
How should Atenolol–Chlorthalidone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Atenolol–Chlorthalidone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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