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Published: 2/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Atenolol Tablets 50mg "NikP"
 Active ingredient:
Atenolol
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter 8.1mm, thickness 4.0mm
 Print on wrapping:
アテノロール錠50mg「NikP」,アテノロール,50mg,O.S M50,Atenolol 50mg,アテノロール50mg「NikP」,心臓選択性β遮断薬

Effects of this medicine

This medicine blocks β-receptor to decrease blood pressure and lowers heart rate to prevent anginal attacks and suppress tachyarrhythmia.
It is usually used to treat essential hypertension (mild to moderate), angina and tachyarrhythmia (sinus tachycardia, premature beat).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have diabetic ketoacidosis, metabolic acidosis, bradycardia, atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, sick sinus syndrome, cardiogenic shock, right-sided heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension, congestive heart failure, hypotension, peripheral circulatory disturbance or untreated pheochromocytoma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (50mg of the active ingredient) at a time once a day. The dosage may be adjusted according to disease, age and symptoms of the patient. DO NOT exceed the daily maximum dosage, 2 tablets (100mg) at a time. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause dizziness/lightheadedness. Be aware of operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include rash, itch, vision disorder, foggy vision, lacrimal decrease and dizziness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, dizziness, fainting [bradycardia, heart failure, cardio-thoracic ratio increased, atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, orthostatic hypotension with faint]
  • fitful shortness of breath, respiratory distress, wheezing [respiratory distress, bronchospasm, wheezing]
  • gum/nasal bleeding, bruise due to subcutaneous hemorrhage [thrombocytopenia, purpura]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.