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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more