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Dr. James Lin
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Tenoretic (Overview)

Tenoretic is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Any known dangers for the elderly?

Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Any known dangers for the elderly?

Yes: The elderly are more prone to swings in blood pressure . If the blood pressure drops too low a potential problem is passing out. Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) also can cause a slow heart rate which potentially could be problematic in the elderly. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
6 doctors shared insights

Tenoretic (Overview)

Tenoretic is a combination blood pressure agent which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is there a risk/danger in taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) with lariam (malaria prevention)?

Is there a risk/danger in taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) with lariam (malaria prevention)?

Yes: Mefloquine (lariam) and atenolol (tenoretic) interact with each other. Make sure that your doctor(s) know you are taking both medications as the Mefloquine increases the levels of atenolol. An easy place to find out whether medications interact with eachother is webmd (http://reference.Medscape.Com/drug-interactionchecker?Src=ppc_google&ef_id=cyrm41riaqaalpg:20101117051308:s). ...Read more

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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Any known dangers for the elderly?

Yes: The elderly are more prone to swings in blood pressure . If the blood pressure drops too low a potential problem is passing out. Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) also can cause a slow heart rate which potentially could be problematic in the elderly. ...Read more

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Is there a risk/danger in taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) with lariam (malaria prevention)?

Yes: Mefloquine (lariam) and atenolol (tenoretic) interact with each other. Make sure that your doctor(s) know you are taking both medications as the Mefloquine increases the levels of atenolol. An easy place to find out whether medications interact with eachother is webmd (http://reference.Medscape.Com/drug-interactionchecker?Src=ppc_google&ef_id=cyrm41riaqaalpg:20101117051308:s). ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative?

After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative?

Yes: There are many different agents available. It depends on the reason to change . Is it ineffective ? Are you not tolerating it? Your doctor can certainly suggest an alternative agent. ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, i want to stop. Is there an alternative natural remedy?

Possibly: If you are already at an ideal body weight, eat a healthy diet including limiting alcohol intake and exercise regularly you may have done most of what can be done naturally. As to non-drug remedies beyond these measures, I have to admit ignorance. Consultig with your personal caregiver may be helpful. Even if the above measures don't achieve a normal blood pressure they are good for us anyway! ...Read more

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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

No: There are really no alternative natural remedies. However, weight loss, exercise, a diet low in sodium and high in potassium, smoking cessation can frequently decrease the need for medications. ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

Low Salt Diet: The best natural remedy for blood pressure control is getting to your ideal body weight and mainting a low salt diet (less than 2 grams daily). If these methods fails, then their are other pharmacological medications that have been tested safely to help with hbp. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: atenolol and chlorthalidone?

Please describe the medication: atenolol and chlorthalidone?

Lower blood pressure: Atenolol is a beta blocker- works by blocking the heart's response to Adrenalin (epinephrine). Chlorthalidone is a diuretic- works at the kidney level to reduce volume in the blood vessels. The combination drug is called tenoretic. Atenolol's brand name is tenormin. Chlorthalidone's brand name is hygroton (chlorthalidone). ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Atenolol And Chlorthalidone (Definition)

Atenolol is a beta blocker- works by blocking the heart's response to Adrenalin (epinephrine). Chlorthalidone is a diuretic- works at the kidney level to reduce volume in the blood vessels. The combination drug is called tenoretic. Atenolol's brand name is tenormin. Chlorthalidone's brand ...Read more