Tenormin

 
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Without a Prescription

Tenormin is prescribed for:
- Prevention of further heart attacks following an initial heart attack;
- Irregular heart beats;
- High blood pressure;
- Angina pectoris;

Beta blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions.
Tenormin is a type of medication known as a beta blocker.
Tenormin is prescribed in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen in the heart muscle due to clogged arteries), and heart attack.
When prescribed for high blood pressure Tenormin is effective alone or combined with other high blood pressure medications, particularly with a thiazide-type water pill (diuretic).

Contraindications

Tenormin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you have a history of severe congestive heart failure;
- If you have a severely slow heartbeat;
- If you have an allergic reaction to Tenormin;
- If you have heart block (conduction disorder);
- If you have heart failure;
- If you have inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system (cardiogenic shock);

Interactions

Do not take Tenormin with any of the following drugs:
- Quinidine (Quinidex);
- Oral Diabetes drugs such as Micronase;
- Insulin;
- Indomethacin (Indocin);
- Epinephrine (EpiPen);
- Clonidine (Catapres);
- Certain other blood pressure drugs such as reserpine (Diupres);
- Calcium-containing antacids such as Tums;
- Calcium-blocking blood pressure drugs such as Calan and Cardizem;
- Ampicillin (Omnipen, others);

Side Effects

Tenormin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- A drop in blood pressure that occurs when going from lying down to sitting or standing, which results in dizziness and lightheadedness;
- Breathing difficulties due to a narrowing of the airways;
- Changes in mood;
- Cold extremities, eg hands and feet;
- Cramping pain in the leg muscles on exertion;
- Depression;
- Diarrhea;
- Difficult or labored breathing;
- Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain;
- Dizziness upon standing up;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry mouth;
- Fatigue;
- Headache;
- Heart failure;
- Impotence;
- Light-headedness;
- Low blood pressure;
- Narrowing of the blood vessels in the hands leading to periods of white, painful hands;
- Nausea;
- Penile deformity;
- Periods of poor circulation in the fingers;
- Psoriasis-like rash;
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Rash;
- Red or purple spots on the skin;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Slower than normal heart beat;
- Sluggishness;
- Temporary hair loss;
- Tiredness;
- Vertigo;
- Visual disturbances;
- Wheezing;
- Worsening of psoriasis;

Overdose

Reported Tenormin overdose symptoms are:
- Wheezing;
- Sluggishness;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Low blood sugar;
- Low blood pressure;
- Constricted airways;
- Congestive heart failure;

Dosage

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Tenormin have not been established in children.

ADULTS

Heart Attack

This medication may be used in the acute treatment of heart attack in both injectable and tablet form.

Your doctor will determine the proper dosage.

Angina Pectoris

Full effects should be seen in 1 week.

The usual starting dose is 50 milligrams in 1 dose a day.

In some cases, a single dose of 200 milligrams per day may be given.

Dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams per day.

Dosage will be individualized by your doctor.

Hypertension

Full effects should be seen in 1 to 2 weeks.

The usual starting dose is 50 milligrams a day in 1 dose, alone or with a diuretic.

Your doctor can and may use this medication with other high blood pressure medications.

Dosage may be increased to a maximum of 100 milligrams per day in one dose.

OLDER ADULTS

The doctor will determine the dosage for an older individual, according to his or her needs, especially in the case of reduced kidney function.
Without Prescription (2017)