What is Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg used for?
Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg is an oral medicine used in the treatment of angina and hypertension. It is a combination medication that contains Nifedipine (calcium-channel blocker) and Atenolol (beta blocker). Nifedipine works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart; Atenolol works by blocking the effects of certain chemicals in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg?
Like other medicines, Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Nifedipine–Atenolol 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 Nifedipine–Atenolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Nifedipine–Atenolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Nifedipine–Atenolol can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, tiredness, dry eyes, and sleeping problems. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Nifedipine–Atenolol.
What is the recommended dosage of Nifedipine–Atenolol?
The dosage of Nifedipine–Atenolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Nifedipine–Atenolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Nifedipine–Atenolol 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 Nifedipine–Atenolol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Nifedipine–Atenolol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Nifedipine–Atenolol.
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 Nifedipine–Atenolol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Nifedipine–Atenolol can interact with anesthetics, antiarrhythmics, and oral antidiabetics.
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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Nifedipine–Atenolol 20mg-50mg tablet?
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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 Nifedipine–Atenolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.