Tenormin is used for decreasing death due to heart problems after a heart attack. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Tenormin as directed by your doctor.
Before taking Tenormin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Tenormin, if you have a history of lung or breathing problems (eg, asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], emphysema), heart problems (eg, heart failure, conduction problems, left ventricle problems), blood vessel problems, diabetes, kidney problems, an adrenal gland tumor, or an overactive thyroid, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. Tenormin has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Tenormin while you are pregnant. Tenormin passes into breast milk. If you are or will be breast–feeding while you use Tenormin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Some medicines may interact with Tenormin. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Tenormin if you have a very slow heartbeat, heart block, uncontrolled heart failure, shock caused by serious heart problems, or low blood pressure after a heart attack, have an untreated adrenal gland tumor (pheochromocytoma) or you are taking mibefradil. Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Tenormin before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery. Tenormin may reduce the amount of blood that flows to your feet and hands. This may cause them to feel cold and make you more sensitive to the cold. Dress warmly in cold weather. Be careful when you are out in the cold for long periods of 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. Tenormin may hide signs of low blood sugar such as a rapid heartbeat. Other symptoms, such as sweating, may still occur. If you are a diabetic, check your blood sugar levels regularly. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine. Check your blood pressure and pulse regularly, as directed by your doctor. Lifestyle changes may also help reduce your blood pressure. Talk with your doctor about appropriate diet and exercise programs that may be helpful to you. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Tenormin and might require a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment. Tenormin should be used with extreme caution in children. Safety and effectiveness in children have not been determined.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- Cold fingers and toes, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, tiredness or weakness. Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), blue fingernails, toenails, or palms, decreased sexual ability, fainting, mental or mood problems, persistent dizziness or lightheadedness, shortness of breath, sudden, unusual weight gain, swelling of hands, ankles, or feet, unusual bruising or bleeding, unusually slow heartbeat.
Store Tenormin as directed by your doctor. Keep Tenormin out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Tenormin overdose are- breathing problems, chest pain, fainting, pounding in the chest, seizures, severe dizziness, severe weakness, very slow heartbeat, wheezing.
Tenormin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may worsen if Tenormin is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Tenormin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Tenormin should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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