Atecard Am Tablet is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This is a combination of two medicines that controls blood pressure when a single medication is not effective. It helps to lower high blood pressure and thus reduces the chances of future heart attack and stroke.
You can take Atecard-AM Tablet at any time of day, on empty stomach, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Keep taking it for as long as advised by your doctor. Even if you feel well, do not stop this medicine on your own because high blood pressure often has no symptoms. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Keeping active with regular exercise, reducing your weight and eating a healthy diet will also help control your blood pressure. Follow your doctor’s advice while taking this medicine.
It may cause side effects like headache, ankle swelling, slow heart rate, and nausea. It may also cause dizziness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This might raise the level of potassium in the blood, hence avoid potassium rich food or supplements. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure, kidney function, and electrolytes level while on the treatment.
Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any liver or kidney problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor for advice before taking this medicine. You also need to tell your doctor what other medicines you are taking especially those used to treat high blood pressure or heart conditions.
USES OF ATECARD-AM TABLET
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
BENEFITS OF ATECARD-AM TABLET
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Atecard-AM Tablet is a combination medicine that contains two active ingredients, Amlodipine and Atenolol. Both of the medicines in this combination work to lower blood pressure but in different ways. Together they help to relax blood vessels, reduce heart rate and make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is controlled you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should also make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthy and staying active) to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ATECARD-AM TABLET
Common side effects of Atecard-AM
- Ankle swelling
- Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
- Slow heart rate
- Edema (swelling)
- Cold extremities
HOW TO USE ATECARD-AM TABLET
HOW ATECARD-AM TABLET WORKS
Atecard-AM Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.
Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended and can help in better dose adjustment.
Atecard-AM Tablet is started at a lower dose in patients with liver disease and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.