Flagyl is an antibiotic that is used to treat various bacterial infections. It alters the bacterial cell wall to restrict the bacterial growth. It is effective against parasitic infections as well. It is not effective against viral infections though such as common cold and flu. The chemical name of Flagyl is Metronidazole.

Uses:

Flagyl is used to treat infections of the brain, bones, blood, stomach and intestines, and genital tract.

It prevents infections after surgery. Doctors prescribe it in dental ulcers and other dental infections. Infected leg ulcers and pressure sores are also treated by Flagyl.

If you’re on another medicinal therapy when your doctor prescribes Flagyl, discuss thoroughly with your doctor. The reason behind this precaution is the interaction of Flagyl with many other medicines.

It can interact with some cancer, epilepsy, leukemia and blood thinning medicines along with some medicines for alcoholism.

Dosage:

  • The adult dosage of Flagyl starts with an 800 mg tablet and then it is subsequently lowered down to 400 mg after every eight hours. The dose remains 400 mg after the second dose with the same interval of eight hours.
  • The dosage for children depends on the age and weight of the child.
  • The doctor prescribes flagyl every eight hours for children over eight weeks of age.
  • The children of age under eight weeks may be prescribed with flagyl after an interval of twelve hours.
  • Flagyl dosage before a surgery is different than a regular dose.
  • An adult should start taking flagyl 24 hours before the surgery schedule and keep taking 400 mg tablets with an interval of eight hours.
  • Post-surgery dosage may change form to an IV or suppository.
  • The children should start taking the prescribed Flagyl 1-2 hours before surgery.
  • The children’s dosage will be determined by the weight of the child.

Side Effects:

Flagyl may show some side effects in certain cases, but may not have any side effects with other patients.

The common side effects include numbness, tingling in the limbs, a distaste in the oral cavity, hearing loss (in some cases), fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, stiffness of the neck and photosensitivity.

There’s a chance to develop a skin rash by taking Flagyl that occurs each time you take the drug.

Sometimes Flagyl can cause ringing in the ears and pain in the eyes but these side effects are not common.

Precautions:

  • Do not take Flagyl if you’re allergic to the medicine.
  • Seek immediate medical help if you experience a skin rash or swelling of the lips, tongue and throat; these are the characteristic signs of an allergic reaction to the medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a kidney or liver disease.
  • It should not be prescribed to patients of nervous system diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop a stomach pain, loss of appetite, yellowing of the eyes and skin, fatigue or an altered stool pattern.
  • Storage precaution includes keeping it away from children under 30 degree centigrade temperature.

Ibuprofen is an over the counter pain killer that works against several aches such as headache, dysmenorrhea (period’s cramps) and toothache. It is also effective against inflammation that occurs in case of an injury or to alleviate arthritis pain.

Uses:

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is effective against pain and inflammation.

It restricts the production of some naturally occurring inflammatory substances in the human body thus, reduces pain.

It is effective against body aches such as back pain, ache caused by a minor injury, mild symptoms of cold and flu and fever.

Dosage:

The usual adult dosage of Ibuprofen depends on the condition for which it is prescribed.

We will see the condition wise dosage of Ibuprofen for adults.

For arthritis pain:

Doctors suggest Ibuprofen to both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients. However, the daily dosages differ in both the conditions.

The maximum daily dosage of over the counter Ibuprofen for osteoarthritis patients  is 1200 mg/day.

The doses are divided into three times a day.

For the prescription Ibuprofen, the maximum adult dosage for rheumatoid arthritis is 3200 mg/day.

The dose interval can be between 6 to 8 hours.

For fever:

For fever, the adult dosage ranges from 400 mg/day to 1200 mg/day depending on the severity of fever.

The doses are divided into three times a day with an interval of 4-6 hours per day.

For Pain relief:

For usual pain relief, an adult can take upto 400 mg of Ibuprofen, divided thrice a day.

The maximum dosage of prescription Ibuprofen for pain relief is 3200 mg/day.

For children, follow the doctor’s instructions.

Side Effects:

The common side effects of Ibuprofen include dizziness, nausea, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea.

Blurred vision, drowsiness or disturbed sleep, extreme thirst and headache are some other common side effects of Ibuprofen.

The uncommon and severe side effects include stomach bleeding.

Long term use of Ibuprofen damages the kidneys and increases the risk of heart attack.

You may encounter unexpected side effects if you take Ibuprofen with alcohol.

Precautions:

  • Ibuprofen is not recommended for patients with heart problems. It can lead to heart attack.
  • There’s no clinical evidence for its secretion in the breast milk, so it’s better to avoid while breastfeeding
  • Do not take Ibuprofen for longer than prescribed or more than the prescribed quantity.
  • In case of an overdose look for symptoms such as tarry stool, bloody vomit and feeling of disorientation and go for an immediate checkup.
  • Ibuprofen can cause allergic reactions to some people such as rash or an abnormal swelling of the face; in any such case, rush to the ER.
  • It can negatively interact with a number of medicines, so please inform your doctor about any treatment you’re on if he prescribes Ibuprofen.
  • If your doctor has prescribed you for arthritis, do not skip the doses in case of no results; it can take up to two weeks to alleviate severe arthritis pain.
  • You can take Ibuprofen with milk or juice if it irritates your stomach.

Baclofen is a drug that is used to treat muscle stiffness in case of multiple sclerosis or any other muscle disease. In controlled doses, it works as a muscle relaxant.

Uses:

Baclofen is a skeletal muscle relaxant that is prescribed in conditions such as multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injuries.

This drug works on the spinal cord nerves and reduces the number of spasms and stiffness of the tightened muscle.

It works as a pain reliever and also helps increase the reduced movement of a muscle caused by a spasm.

Dosage:

Baclofen therapy is usually carried out in gradual increments.

The lowest adult dosage is 15 mg divided into 3 doses per day.

Baclofen usually requires a trial testing to adjust dosage.

Its doses are gradually increased if a patient is not getting relieved.

After supplementing with 5 mg thrice a day, your doctor increases it to 10 mg thrice a day, then 15 mg thrice a day till 20 mg thrice a day.

However, the maximum dose for an adult is 80 mg per day.

In case, the maximum dose also doesn’t work then the doctor will gradually withdraw the medicine.

Sudden withdrawal of Baclofen may lead to serious side effects, so it should be avoided.

The medicine is not tested on children, so there’s no prescribed dosage for children.

Side Effects:

Baclofen can cause a number of side effects in the treated patients. It can cause vomiting, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool and increased urination.

Other side effects include drowsiness, weakness and fatigue.

In some cases, Baclofen can cause neurotic reactions such as depression, euphoria, hallucinations or epileptic seizures.

Blurred vision, confusion, tingling or numbing of organs can also be experienced by some patients who are on Baclofen.

There is a chance of having allergic reactions to inactive ingredients of this medicine that can lead to a rash, swelling of the tongue or limbs and an abnormal weight gain.

Balofen can also cause hypotension, chest pain and palpitation in some patients.

Even with this long list of side effects, if your doctor has prescribed Baclofen, he perceives the medicine to have more benefits to you than the side effects.

Precautions:

Baclofen causes drowsiness, so driving should be avoided while on Baclofen therapy.

The drug can cause dis balance in the posture due to its sedative effect, so using heavy machinery while taking Baclofen should also be avoided.

Doctors do not recommend this drug to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers due to the lack of clinical evidence for its positive impact on the above mentioned conditions.

People with renal impairment should be prescribed with Baclofen with extreme care due to its side effects such as excessive or reduced urination.

Baclofen should not be used while the patient is on alcohol or marijuana.

In the case of over dosage, there may be a clear disorientation symptom in the patient.

Emesis is the first line of action in this case while stomach wash (lavage) is the second option for clearing out the medicine completely from the body.

Introduction

Life has become increasingly hard and competitive in this era. Everyone wants to achieve the epitome of success and nobody is willing to give up without giving it their best go. The race to be the best has resulted in many people suffering from mental illnesses and mental health issues which have become very common in the last some decades.


One of the most common mental health issues that we as a community are facing is the issue of Insomnia.


Restlessness and insomnia might be the reasons that have actually crept in the routine of a normal human being because of stress and anxiety.

An important prescribed drug is AMBIEN for such conditions.
Let us look at this in detail.


Name
Zolpidem is the scientific name of Ambien.


INDICATIONS


It is a medication primarily used for the treatment of short term sleeping problems and insomnia. Patients suffering from depression and stress because of their ongoing routines and scheduled lifestyles may lose sleep or may have problems sleeping.


BENEFITS


The drug reduces the time that is required to onset the patient in sleep. The soothing effect calms down the mental and bodily condition to ease the central nervous system. It also increases the duration of the usual sleep of the patient.

It is a globally prescribed medication for the short term treatment of sleeping problems. It is not a specified pain killer or narcotic. It is hypnotic.
That’s why if taken more than it’s short term treatment plan, it may cause hallucinations, abuse, headaches, total or partial dependence on it, nausea, diarrhea etc.
It may also cause memory issues.
Its prescription guidelines are only for severe insomnia and short periods of use at the lowest effective dose.


CHEMICAL FORMATION


It is a non benzodiazepine Z drug that acts as a sedative and hypnotic. It causes temporary drowsiness to the patient resulting in the brain activity being slower which calms the body towards a good sleep.
It binds the receptor cells at the same place as benzodiazepines whereas it is only a sleeping inducing drug, not a narcotic or medically specified pain killer.
It is one of the most commonly used solutions for sleeping problems worldwide.


Dosage


It is taken by mouth and is available in conventional tablets or sublingual tablets and oral spray.

Ambien should be not taken by elderly, pregnant women or young children, people with psychological illnesses and those who have been addicted to some other drugs. Liver patients must also not take this drug. If the person has any respiratory problems, they should also not take it.
The drug should not be used during day work such as busy routines, driving, concentration requiring projects etc.

The increased drug intake might also add up to the depression of the patient, falls and bone fractures etc.

SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS

  1. Never use it for recreational purposes.
  2. Never use it without a prescription.
  3. Always follow doctor’s advice while using it.
  4. Never leave this drug at once as it might have withdrawal symptoms.

Pain is something much more than we think about it. In our daily hectic life routine we all often face pain in the form of headache, muscle ache, toothache or we feel regular pain due to some injuries.

Most researches show that pain is not an external factor caused only through overwork or some accident; it actually follows a 24-hour rhythm or cycle.

Sometimes when we feel migraine or toothache we just prefer taking a painkiller and that’s all.

                                                                   NO IT’S MUCH MORE COMPLEX.

Especially for patients with chronic pain, it’s a complicated process.

We all need to see which kind of painkillers or drugs we are taking to relieve pain. A number of painkillers are available in the market such as aspirin, Paracetamol or Panadol. But here in this article, the product under discussion is Panadol.

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  1. What is Panadol and what it’s used for?
  2. How does Panadol work?
  3. Dosage
  4. Benefits
  5. Side effects
  6. Safety precautions

What is Panadol and what it’s used for?

Panadol is the combination of acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine. It’s one of the best painkillers used in medical settings to relieve pain all around the world.

Panadol is the temporary pain relief drug especially to relieve pain such as headache, toothache, muscle ache, backache or other conditions.

How does Panadol work?

Panadol relieves pain by helping the body to produce certain natural substances which results in pain relief just in a short time.

Aspirin and acetaminophen assist the body in making these substances and caffeine enhances the effects of aspirin and acetaminophen.

Dosage:

  • Take orally with or without meals.
  • Read instructions written on the package carefully.
  • Don’t lie down at least for 10 minutes after taking this medication.
  • Dosage may depend on your medical condition and response to the medication.
  • If you feel upset stomach, take it with a meal or milk.

Benefits:

Panadol is the most commonly used and best trusted drug and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Let’s list out some prominent benefits of this wonder drug:

  • Effective pain reliever.
  • Fever relief.
  • WHO approved.
  • Dissolves faster than other painkillers available.
  • Soft on stomach.
  • Fights severe pain.
  • Absorbs rapidly.

Unwanted side effects:

Panadol is all beneficial when used according to instructions and may prove harmful when used against directions and following side effects may appear:

  • Nausea
  • Swelling
  • Sweating
  • Stomach disorder
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Safety precautions:

  1. Use exactly as prescribed.
  2. It is a temporary pain relief and prolong use may cause negative side effects.
  3. Overdose may cause serious harm to health.
  4. Don’t use it if you are allergic to it.
  5. Pregnant children or patients with some serious ailment should consult a doctor before taking Panadol or any other drug.
  6. Never share your medicine with others.
  7. Keep out of the reach of children.
  8. Store at a moderate room temperature.
  9. Never order your products to pharmacies or online platforms you are not familiar with as it’s related with your health and well-being.

Rivotril also sold under other names including clonazepam is the strongest and most effective drug against seizures disorders and panic attacks.

Before moving on let’s first list out different aspects of rivotril that we are going to discuss in this article.

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED

  1. What is rivotril and what it’s used for?
  2. How does rivotril work?
  3. Dosage
  4. Mode of action
  5. Benefits
  6. Negative side effects
  7. Safety precautions

What is Rivotril and what it’s used for?

Rivotril is classed under the drug family named benzodiazepine. Rivotril carries a substance called clonazepam that helps in preventing seizures, anxiety and panic disorders.

It also treats epilepsy in children, adults and infants. It decreases the number of seizures or fits that one has.

Formula: C15H10CIN3O3

How does rivotril work?

The wonder rivotril works by increasing the functioning of GABA in the body which sends signals to the central nervous system.

If GABA doesn’t work properly or if there’s not enough GABA in the body it may cause panic attacks.

Dosage:

  • Take strictly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  • It should be taken as a single dose even.
  • Start taking the lower dose first and then increase the dose if the lower dose doesn’t work.
  • Maximum dose is 20mg per day.
  • Don’t increase or decrease the dose on your own without consulting your physician.
  • Move to some other medication if it doesn’t work for you.

Mode of action:

Rivotril starts working in an hour and its effects last for 6-12 hours. It’s available in two forms:

  • Injected form
  • Tablet form

Tablets are equally beneficial for children and adults and injections are given to patients with long term seizures without any signs of recovery.

Like any other medication, rivotril also has advantages and side effects. Let’s throw light on benefits and drawbacks of rivotril.

Benefits:

  • Euphoric feelings
  • Prevents seizures
  • Relieves panic attacks
  • Best formulated drug against seizures disorder.
  • Treats anxiety
  • Helps treating insomnia

Negative side effects:

Rivotril can harm one’s health badly if used against given directions. Unwanted side effects of rivotril are as follows:

  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Low sex drive
  • Muscle ache
  • Frequent urination
  • Breathing troubles
  • Fast heart rate
  • Increased anxiety
  • Serious fits or seizures
  • Joint pain
  • Drowsiness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Cough
  • Mood swings
  • Unusual thinking

Precautionary measures:

  1. Take if and only when prescribed by your healthcare provider.
  2. Don’t take longer than prescribed because it may be habit farming.
  3. Never overdose.
  4. Don’t share with others.
  5. Immediately contact your doctor if any kind of side effects occurs.
  6. Patients with allergic disorders shouldn’t use it.
  7. If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember and skip the dose if it’s time for the next one.
  8. Avoid driving or using heavy machinery after taking rivotril.
  9. Never increase or decrease the dose on your own without consulting your doctor.
  10. Consult your doctor before giving this medicine to children because effects on the health of children are certain.
  11. Keep out of the reach of children.
  12. Store at a moderate room temperature.

Xanax is actually the brand name of Alprazolam, which belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepine. Alprazolam is also sold under other brand names, but Xanax is for sure the most popular among all of them.

It’s strictly a prescription drug, approved by the FDA and it cannot be used without prescription from your doctor.

When should it be used?

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders in the short term. It is also used to treat panic disorders as well. It also helps with depression and other mental illnesses.

All in all, if you are having issues with your mental health then Xanax is surely going to be a drug for you.

Mode of action of Xanax

As it belongs to the benzodiazepine group, it is also known as CNS depressants.

Xanax basically works by slowing down the activities going on in our Central Nervous System (CNS).

The main components of the CNS which bring about all its functions are the neurotransmitters. These are the chemical messengers present in our brain, responsible for all kinds of communication throughout our body. Xanax stimulates the production of an inhibiting neurotransmitter present in our CNS called GABA, which is responsible for making a person feel relaxed and calm.

So Xanax basically stimulates that and helps the person to feel relaxed and comfortable.

Precautions before using Xanax:

  1. Most of the medicines have an Active pharmaceutical ingredient and an Inactive pharmaceutical ingredient. Before you start your medication with Xanax, you need to know whether you are allergic to any of those inactive pharmaceutical ingredients or not. If you are allergic to any inactive pharmaceutical ingredient, then you should not start the medication.
  • Studies have shown that Xanax can actually have a negative impact on your health if it is used in combination with some drugs like ketoconazole or Itraconazole.
  • If you are suffering from Glaucoma, you should tell your doctor about it. He may not have prescribed Xanax to you in this case.
  • You should always share with your doctor if you are Alcoholic or if you smoke cigarettes.
  • Don’t shy away from telling your doctor about having a history of kidney or lung disease.

Apart from these few factors, there are other factors as well that should always be discussed with your doctor, so that he has complete knowledge about whether he should prescribe you Xanax or not.

Side effects:

Two things are always going to be constant. One is rising from the east and the second is Anti-anxiety pills having side effects if you do not use it properly or do not take some requisite precautions.

These side effects may commonly occur after using Xanax, but they may be dangerous if they’re severe and persist for a long time:

  • The person can feel Nausea.
  • Sleepiness is another side effect.
  • Irritation can be felt.
  • Pain in joints
  • Concentration issues
  • Tiredness
  • Constipation
  • Increased salivation
  • Headache

All in all, we can say that Xanax should never be taken without the prescription of a doctor and guidelines should always be followed.

Being a man, who doesn’t enjoy having a long time in bed?

It’s the dream of every man to be honest to have great sex timing and having sexual power of a hunk.

However, in this modern era of pressure and stress, this can actually prove to be quite hard and there are a lot of men who are suffering from such issues.

There might be two conditions when you need to use Viagra.

  1. LACK OF SEXUAL DRIVE
  2. ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION

First of all we need to understand that sex is not just a physical phenomenon and it Actually involves a lot of passion and feelings in it and without that passion and feelings, there is absolutely no worth of having sex.

However, if someone is suffering from Erectile Dysfunction, then no matter how much the person wants to have sex with their partner, they just simply are not able to do it because of their medical condition.

What worsens the situation for such men is that it is considered one of the most taboo topics and no one likes to talk about it openly as it is considered a sign of shame or disgust.

So, first of all you need to understand that if you are having an issue with your lack of sexual drive or Erectile Dysfunction, then it does not mean that you are inferior to anyone or you are someone who should be looked down upon.

You need to understand that it is just another disease and with proper medication and care, you can get rid of this problem and feel as powerful as you want.

Discovery of Viagra

The discovery of Viagra is just as magical as the pill itself. It was basically meant to be used as a treatment for low blood pressure.

It helps the blood circulate better into veins and also boosts the supply of blood to all parts of the body.

It was later discovered that along with helping with lower blood pressure, Viagra also helps with sexual power as well. This proved out to be a great success and this pill became an instant hit among men.

How Viagra works?

Viagra basically improves the flow of blood in our body and supplies blood in more quantity and with greater pressure to our penis as well and hence it helps with the problem of erectile Dysfunction and also the lack of sex drive. It helps to boost up the sexual mood and the person starts to crave for sex.

Precautions

  1.  Never use it for recreational purposes.
  2. Never use it without a prescription.
  3. Never use it regularly every day.

Side effects

  • It can cause headaches.
  • Dizziness is also caused because of it.
  • It can increase the blood pressure as well.
  • Negative impact on health of heart.

All in all, Viagra should always be used after a prescription by your doctor.

Abilify is the brand name of Aripiprazole and it is an antipsychotic medicine. A number of medications are available that are used to treat mental disorders but the best and most trusted drug used in medical settings against mental problems is Abilify.

Here is the list of some features or aspects of this certain drug that we are going to discuss in this article:

THINGS TO BE DISCUSSED:

  1. What is Abilify?
  2. Uses
  3. How does qualification work?
  4. Dosage
  5. Mode of action
  6. Side effects
  7. Precautions

What is Abilify?

Abilify also available as a generic version named Aripiprazole is the most commonly used around the world. It’s used to cure mental disorders or depression etc.

Uses:

Abilify also called second generation antipsychotic is a typical antipsychotic used to treat bipolar disorder or mood disorder, schizophrenia and autistic disorder.

Abilify proves effective for depression when combined with other certain medications. This wonder drug helps your thinking grow positively and improves your concentration.

It also decreases hallucinations and controls regular or frequent mood swings.

How does Abilify work?

Abilify works inside the brain and activates or reinforces the level of certain chemicals in the brain and improves your mental health.

It balances dopamine and serotonin which results in improving thinking, behavior and mood. In short it treats schizophrenia by working in the brain.

Dosage:

  1. Take as directed by your healthcare provider as your doctor is your best instructor.
  2. Take orally with or without meals.
  3. Doctors usually recommend swallowing it whole without chewing.
  4. Start taking the lower dose first and then increase the dosage according to your response to medication.
  5. Read and follow instructions written on the package carefully.

Mode of action:

Results of abilify vary from person to person and it usually takes some days to work. It may take 4-6 hours to start helping you.

Negative side effects:

Like any other medication, abilify also carries some side effects along with benefits. It may leave unwanted side effects on the health of patients when used against directions or given instructions.

Chances of benefits of using any medication are usually greater than side effects and this is the reason that doctors prescribe those medications to you.

But when you go against directions, any medication can hurt you. Here is the list of possible side effects of abilify:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Blurred vision

It may also cause serious side effects on the patient such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Swallowing problems
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Mood swings
  • Tiredness
  • Low sex drive
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle ache

Precautions:

  1. Take if and only when prescribed.
  2. Never increase or decrease the dose on your own without consulting your doctor.
  3. Overdose may cause serious side effects.
  4. Long term use may be habit forming.
  5. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medication.
  6. Pregnant children and patients with other diseases should consult a doctor before taking abilify.
  7. Keep out of the reach of children
  8. Store at a moderate room temperature.

High blood pressure is the most common disease or a medical condition that a great number of people across the world face in their day to day life. We all confront this health issue at some stage of our life either it’s due to an unhealthy diet or some other person’s anxiety or tension.

We usually catch high blood pressure due to fat, high cholesterol or other problems. Have you ever faced hypertension or high blood pressure? Or do you have regular or frequent BP issues?

Though hypertension is not a long term state and disappears soon after being diagnosed. But is it right to take any medication without even thinking if it suits your health condition or not? Obviously NO.

Doctors recommend different medications to deal with high blood pressure but the best trusted drug against high BP is Atenolol. Before moving on let’s here list out aspects of Atenolol that are under discussion here:

  • What is Atenolol?
  • Uses
  • How does Atenolol work?
  • Dosage
  • Side effects
  • Safety precautions

What is Atenolol?

Atenolol is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and is classed under the drug family named beta blockers. It is the most recommended and best trusted by health experts.

Formula: C14H22N2O3

Uses:

Atenolol is typically used to treat hypertension/high blood pressure and heart chest pain. It also prevents migraine or headache.

Atenolol also balances irregular or fast heart rate and improves chances of survival after heart attack caused by high blood pressure.

How does Atenolol work?

Atenolol works inside the brain and blocks certain natural chemical’s (epinephrine) action that helps in lowering blood pressure, strain on heart and heart rate.

Dosage:

Take this medicine with or without meals once or twice a day as prescribed by your doctor. Use regularly to ripe the benefits of this wonder drug. Avoid drinking apple or orange juice while taking this medication because it may make it complicated for drugs to get absorbed.

  • Your doctor may recommend the dosage according to your condition and response to the treatment.
  • Use regularly for better and effective results.
  • If Atenolol doesn’t work for you just tell your doctor or move to some other medication.

Side effects:

Atenolol is all safe and beneficial when used carefully as prescribed by the physician but it may prove ineffective when used against given instructions.

Some unwanted side effects of atenolol are as follows:

Common side effects:

  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache

Serious side effects:

  • Breathing problems
  • Heart attack
  • Severe dizziness
  • Swollen ankles
  • Allergic reactions
  • Slow heart rate
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Changed behavior
  • Fainting

Safety precautions:

  1. Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  2. Never use it on your own.
  3. Don’t share with others.
  4. Don’t use it if you are allergic to it.
  5. Don’t start or stop the medication without consulting a doctor as you may face withdrawal symptoms.
  6. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking atenolol.
  7. Overdose may cause serious effects such as very slow heart rate, breathing issues or severe fainting.
  8. Immediately contact the doctor if any side effects appear.
  9. Keep out of the reach of children.