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.

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

No, but..... There isn't a good alternative "natural" remedy, but there are many great alternatives to tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone). Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) contains chlorthalidone, which is a good BP med for most people. Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) also contains atenolol which is a terrible BP med. It has numerous side effects including wt gain, depression, shortness of breath, increase blood sugar, ed and more. See your doctor for an rx alternative now. Read more...
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...

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...

I am on atenolol 25 mg for high blood pressure but while on atenolol blood pressure is from about 104-117/60-74 question is should I really be on this?

Doubtful. Probably not. Not all LVH is due to HTN - sometimes there's no reason. I would consider an ACE-I to see if there is regression, though - I sent you an article reference in a previous post. 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...

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...

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...