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Anol 50 MG Tablet

Manufactured byLincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsAtenolol
Description
Anol 50 MG Tablet is a beta-blocker that works on the heart and blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain. Anol 50 MG Tablet causes blood vessels to relax resulting in an improved blood flow to the heart. As a result, the pressure at which blood is pumped out of the heart is reduced. It also slows down the activity of your heart allowing your heart to beat slower and less forcefully. Side-effects of Anol 50 MG Tablet are dizziness, headache, breathing difficulty, and low blood pressure. If you feel dizzy or tired, care must be taken while driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Do not take this medicine if you are previously allergic to it. Anol 50 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. For the ease of remembering, take this medicine around the same time every day. Make sure to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Appropriate lifestyle changes like a low-fat diet, exercise, and stop smoking to feel better along with this medicine. You may have to take this medicine for the long-term. Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Anol 50 MG Tablet

  • Blurred vision
  • Sweating
  • Cold hands or feet
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease in frequency of urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Diarrhoea

Uses of Anol 50 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Angina pectoris
  • Myocardial infarction
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of the atenolol tablet can be observed within 3 hours of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of the atenolol tablet lasts for an average duration of 12-24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Anol 50 MG Tablet because it can lower blood pressure drastically.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported for Anol 50 MG Tablet
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Pregnant women often are prescribed with Anol 50 MG Tablet for treating heart conditions. Anol 50 MG Tablet is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before starting this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Anol 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk at low levels and appears to be at little risk of adverse effects. Hence it is not acceptable for use unless your doctor recommends it.

Allergy

Avoid taking Anol 50 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the organs. Anol 50 MG Tablet can further reduce cardiac output (amount of blood the heart pumps out in a minute) and blood pressure, which can be harmful in patients with cardiogenic shock.

Heart block greater than first degree

There are electrical signals that control the heartbeat. These signals tell your heart muscle to contract and pump blood correctly. Heart block occurs when these signals are slowed down. Heart block is named first-, second-, or third-degree. First-degree heart block is the least severe, second-degree heart block is severe and can often progress to third-degree heart block, the most severe form. Anol 50 MG Tablet is not recommended to treat second or third-degree heart block that requires emergency attention.

Bradycardia

Bradycardia or slow heart rate occurs when your heart beats less than 60 times per minute. Anol 50 MG Tablet is not recommended to treat a slow heart rate.

Decompensated heart failure

Decompensated heart failure is a condition where there is a change in the structure of heart tissue leading to an inability of the heart to pump and/or accommodate blood within normal pressure levels. Anol 50 MG Tablet can lower the blood pressure in patients with decompensated heart failure causing a necessity for immediate medical intervention
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Pregnant women often are prescribed with Anol 50 MG Tablet for treating heart conditions. Anol 50 MG Tablet is not known to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women. Hence it is acceptable for use upon your doctor's recommendation. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with your doctor before starting this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Anol 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use during breastfeeding. It passes into breast milk at low levels and appears to be at little risk of adverse effects. Hence it is not acceptable for use unless your doctor recommends it.
General warnings

Driving or operating machinery

Anol 50 MG Tablet may cause dizziness and fatigue in some people. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine.

Major surgery

Anol 50 MG Tablet should be given with caution to patients who are going to have a major surgery done. The dose should be very carefully monitored in such cases both before and after the surgical procedure.

Hyperlipidaemia

Hyperlipidaemia is a condition of high levels of fat or cholesterol in the blood. Anol 50 MG Tablet can increase the cholesterol levels in the blood. Hence use Anol 50 MG Tablet with caution in patients with hyperlipidaemia.

Sports

Athletes are advised not to indulge in certain sports while using Anol 50 MG Tablet. Archery, racing, shooting and other high-risk sports should be avoided. Sportspersons should refer to the list of medicines published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that are not to be taken while participating in certain specific sports events.

Use in children

Anol 50 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Hyperthyroidism

Sometimes Anol 50 MG Tablet is used to control symptoms like a fast or irregular heartbeat, anxiety, heat intolerance, or shivering in patients with increased thyroid levels. If this medicine is stopped immediately in such patients, it can lead to a condition called thyroid storm, where the body suddenly starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Therefore, treatment should gradually be stopped with dose reduction over a period of 1-2 weeks.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Anol 50 MG Tablet. And if a dose is skipped, do not add it up to the next dose.

Overdose

Seek medical emergency in case of an Anol 50 MG Tablet overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Anol 50 MG Tablet because it can lower blood pressure drastically.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Tizanidine

Theophylline

Diltiazem

Diclofenac

Ceritinib

Disease interactions

Asthma/ COPD

Use Anol 50 MG Tablet with caution in patients with a respiratory condition such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anol 50 MG Tablet can cause shortness of breath and also worsens other respiratory symptoms in such patients.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma or high eye pressure occurs when the nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged. Patients with glaucoma may require dose adjustments while using Anol 50 MG Tablet.

Diabetes

Anol 50 MG Tablet can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar in diabetic patients. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary for diabetic patients receiving this medicine.

Kidney Disease

Anol 50 MG Tablet is moved out of the body by the kidney. Patients with a creatinine clearance below 35 mL/min/1.73 m2 need a special dose consideration while using Anol 50 MG Tablet.
Food interactions
Using Anol 50 MG Tablet together with multivitamin with minerals may reduce the effectiveness of Anol 50 MG Tablet. Take Anol 50 MG Tablet 2 hours before taking multivitamins with minerals.
Frequent consumption of orange juice during therapy with Anol 50 MG Tablet can decrease its effectiveness.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Anol 50 MG Tablet with or without food. Never take more than the prescribed dose. Take this tablet at around the same time daily. Appropriate lifestyle changes like a low-fat diet, exercise, and smoking cessation should be done along with this medicine to get the best possible effect. Atenolol tablet uses for treating high blood pressure and chest pain is effective. Tab atenolol 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg are the available strengths for the atenolol tablet.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Beta receptors, that are found in the heart increases the heart rate and the heart's strength of contraction. Anol 50 MG Tablet blocks beta receptors and as a result, your heart beats more slowly and less forcefully. It also helps to lower the blood pressure and strain on the heart.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Cardioselective beta blockers, Beta Blockers

Schedule

Schedule H

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