Atlife-A – What is it?
Atlife A is a combination of Atenolol and Amlodipine. Atenolol and Amlodipine may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. Together, they make the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body.
What is Amlodipine and how does it work?
Amlodipine is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Amlodipine belongs to a class of drugs known as calcium channel blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. Amlodipine is also used to prevent certain types of chest pain (angina) and coronary artery disease. It may help to increase your ability to exercise and decrease the frequency of angina attacks. Amlodipine widens the arteries so more oxygen gets to the heart and chest pain is prevented. If you have high blood pressure, taking amlodipine helps prevent future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
What is Atenolol?
Atenolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta blockers. It’s used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia).It can also be used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. If you have high blood pressure, taking atenolol helps prevent future heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
How does Atenolol work?
Atenolol is a type of medicine called a beta blocker. Like other beta blockers, atenolol works by changing the way your body responds to some nerve impulses, including in the heart. It slows down your heart rate and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
What if I forget to take Atenolol?
If you forget to take a dose of atenolol, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s nearly time for your next dose. In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal. Never take 2 doses at the same time. Do not take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one. If you often forget doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you. You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.
Can I take Atlife A with other medicines?
There are some medicines that may interfere with the way Atlife A works.
Consult your Doctor if you are taking other medicines for high blood pressure – the combination with Atlife A can sometimes lower your blood pressure too much, which may make you feel dizzy or faint; tell your doctor if this keeps happening to you, as they may change your dose, other medicines for an irregular heartbeat, such as amiodarone or flecainide, medicines for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), medicines for diabetes, particularly insulin – atenolol may make it more difficult to recognize the warning signs of low blood sugar; speak to your doctor if you have low blood sugar levels without getting any of the usual warning signs, medicines to treat nose or sinus congestion, or other cold, medicines for allergies, such as ephedrine, noradrenaline or adrenaline.
Should I avoid anything that I consume every day while taking Atlife A?
You can eat and drink normally while taking atenolol. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help if you have high blood pressure or another heart condition. Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effect of atenolol, which can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded and it’s best to stop drinking alcohol. Avoid consumption of large amounts of orange juice to prevent any changes in your atenolol levels. Orange juice could decrease the effectiveness of atenolol.
How to store and dispose Atlife A?
Keep away from children, keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, and throw away all expired medications. For disposal, pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.