Atenet, a medication in the beta-blocker group, is primarily used to treat chest pains and hypertension. It is also used in the prevention of heart attacks and irregular heart beat episodes and in treating migraine headaches and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Atenet is also used in treating coronary heart disease, angina, arrhythmia and hypertension and can diminish symptoms of Graves Disease until the antithyroid medication kicks in. Atenet works by slowing the heart rate and reducing the workload on the heart in the process. This medication works well because it does not pose a risk to the central nervous system and is available in 25, 50 and 100mg pills. Additionally, Atenet is suitable to treat heart disorders in patients with extensive liver conditions because it is filtered and excreted in the kidneys, thereby reducing the load on the liver.
Patients with unimpaired renal function who are suffering from hypertension may be given 25 to 50 mg per day. Doctors frequently give a lower dose initially and gradually increase the dose each week, depending on the patient's response to the treatment. Dosage can range from 20 to 200mg but for angina, 100mg is most often quite sufficient.
Asthma patients are given the lowest dose possible since they are at risk of bronchospasms or tightening of the airways as a result of taking Atenet. Hexoprenaline or salbutamol may be administered if this occurs.
For patients with renal function impairment, doses are altered based on the doctor's observations and the patient's response to the medication. For example, end-stage renal failure patients dependent on dialysis will typically receive 50mg of Atenet after the dialysis session. Note that these patients may suffer from severe hypotonia after taking the medication.
Atenet causes less side effects than other beta-blockers yet some users will still experience side effects. Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, stomach pains, constipation, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, difficulty sleeping and a runny or clogged nose. In the event that any of these symptoms arise, contact your doctor immediately.
Rare, more serious side effects include hallucinations, visual distortion, a tingling feeling in the hands and feet, low blood pressure, rashes and skin disorders, and difficulty in hearing or speaking. These are serious side effects and require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
There are many drugs known to interact negatively with Atenet. Because of this, you should inform your doctor if you take atopy medication, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, diabetes medication, or other cardiovascular medications. Patients who suffer from asthma should inform their doctor so that their doses can be properly managed and tested.
Atenet can cause lower levels of activity and drowsiness so avoid work requiring full attention and avoid alcohol consumption to prevent increased drowsiness.
This medication passes through breast milk and may also affect fertility. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding prior to taking this medication.
Atenet has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of atenet is C14H22N2O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-[4-[2-hydroxy-3-(1-methylethylamino)propoxy]phenyl]ethanamide
• Molecular weight is 266.336 g/mol
• Atenet available : 100mg tablets and 150mg tablets
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