COMPOSITION : Each tablet contains:
Atenolol 50 mg
Amlodipine 5 mg
- Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs called calcium channel blocker. It reduces theamount of calcium that enters the smooth muscles of the blood vessels and heart. As muscle cells require calcium to contract, reducing the flow of calcium causes the muscle cells to relax and blood vessels to dilate, reducing blood pressure, force and rate of the heartbeat. It improves blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscles.
- Atenolol belongs to class of medications called beta blockers. It acts by blocking receptors (beta-1 adrenergic receptor) in the heart and peripheral blood vessels resulting in slowing of heart rate and relaxing of blood vessels thereby lowering blood pressure. Atenolol reduces oxygen requirement at any level of activity making it useful for long-term management of heart attacks caused by restricted blood flow to the heart.
INDICATION : Chronic stable angina; Hypertension.
DOSAGE: As directed by the Physician
SIDE EFFECTS :
Cough or shortness of breath, Drowsiness, Swelling of hands and feet, Cns depression, Fainting, Dizziness or lightheadedness, Rapid weight gain, Diarrhea and nausea, Excessive tiredness