March 24, 2023

In this week’s episode of Know Your Drug, Brothers Michael Geishauser and Michael Ballow discuss hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. They highlight some of the important points of this disease state and the risks involved with it. They will also discuss how Tenormin (Atenolol) works to help improve blood pressure and other important information such as side effects, monitoring parameters, and common usage. This information is general guidelines and is not meant to replace physician orders. Patients using Tenormin (Atenolol) should use this medication according to their prescriber.

Hello my name is mike geiss hauser and my name is mike balan and we are brothers of the professional pharmacy fraternity phi delta chi beta gamma chapter from the milan school of pharmacy at duquesne university located here in pittsburgh pennsylvania in today’s episode of know your drug we will be discussing tenormin also known as atenolol a1000 is commonly

Prescribed for the treatment of hypertension angina pectoris and prevention of a second heart attack today we will be highlighting the importance of using atenolol in the treatment of hypertension hypertension also known as high blood pressure is a chronic disease state where the patient’s blood pressure is consistently equal to or higher than 140 over 90 there

Are two types of hypertension essential and secondary essential hypertension comprises a large majority of hypertension cases and has no known medical cause secondary hypertension is a result of an underlying medical conditions such as kidney disease hypertension needs to be addressed in a patient because persistent hypertension can lead to an increased risk of

Strokes heart attacks and heart failure a town hall is a member of a class of drugs known as beta blockers which caused lowered blood blood pressure by inhibiting beta 1 receptor action other drugs in this class include brook prep lopressor also known as metoprolol zubaydah which is bisoprolol and breville block esmolol these drugs all varying some degrees such as

Strength potency dosing or duration of action the town walls mechanism of action involves blocking the action of beta-1 adrenergic stimulation when beta 1 receptors are stimulated cardiac output increases by increasing heart rate and increasing the contraction of the heart this in turn raises blood pressure and can be responsible for hypertension at a low inhibits

These receptors from being stimulated causing decreased cardiac output and thus lowering blood pressure a 1000 is most commonly taken as a dose of 25 to 50 milligrams once daily the dose may be increased to 100 milligrams once daily but this is higher than 100 milligrams once daily do not have any added benefit atenolol may be taken with or without food when

First starting at 10 min vall it is important to maintain your follow visits with your physician to ensure drug effectiveness without serious side-effects these visits may include an ecg evaluation and a blood pressure assessment while taking a 10 level it is important to be aware of consistent low heart rate hypotension chest pain dizziness nausea and diarrhea

If any of these symptoms appear while taking this medication contact your physician immediately for further consultation if a dose is missed the dough should be taken as soon as you remember if it is almost time for the next dose skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose do not double up on the doses some potential drug interactions to be

Mindful of include use of at a level with beta-2 agonist such as albuterol the beta one blocker made to vanish the bronco dilatory effects of the beta-2 agonist the use of calcium channel blockers may increase the hypotensive effect of the two drugs and can lower blood pressure to an unsafe level the use of alpha 2 blockers may cause an increase in the potential

Of orthostatic hypotension notify your doctor or pharmacist if any of the prescription herbal or otc medications you take to ensure there are no serious interactions with your medications if used appropriately a town well has been proven effective in lowering blood pressure to a safe level lowering the risk of stroke heart attack or heart failure always remember

Pharmacists are the drug experts utilize them to ensure you are receiving the best pharmaceutical care possible and to know your drug on behalf of $5 chi in and duquesne university’s milan school of pharmacy my name is mike guy saucer and i am mike bala and this has been no your drug you

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Tenormin (Atenolol) : Know Your Drug By Phi Delta Chi Beta Gamma