Atenolol/ Chlorthalidone

Atenolol and Chlorthalidone is prescribed to treat hypertension. Managing hypertension can aid in the prevention of other diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, etc.


Atenolol/ Chlorthalidone



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Atenolol 50 mg / Chlorthalidone 12.5 mg, Atenolol 100 mg / Chlorthalidone 25 mg




Atenolol is used in the treatment of angina, arrhythmia, heart attack and increased blood pressure.

How it Works

Atenolol works by blocking tiny areas called the beta-adrenergic receptors, where messages sent by some nerves are received by the heart and blood vessels. Atenolol causes the heart beats more slowly and with less force. Thus leading to pressure of blood within your blood vessels to be reduced and it is easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Atenolol may suffer from such side effects;

Slow heart rate,
Abdominal pain,



Chlorthalidone is used to treat edema, heart failure, elevated blood pressure and kidney stones.

How it Works

Chlorthalidone reduces blood pressure and swelling by removing excess water and electrolytes in the body.

Common Side effects

Headache, nausea, increased uric acid, decreased blood potassium concentration, glucose intolerance, change in blood lipid

Expert advice

Avoid taking alcohol to promote the side effects of chlorthalidone.
Please be aware of heat stroke and dehydration during exercise and hot seasons. Follow your doctor's instructions for the amount and type of fluid needed.
Do not take chlorthalidone and potassium salts or potassium-supplemented diuretics if you are taking ACE inhibitors.


Q. Is chlorthalidone an antiaging agent, potassium sparing diuretic, sulfa drug, benzodiazepine, blood diluent?No, chlorsalidone belongs to a class of drugs called thiazide diuretics.
Q. Is chlorthalidone a diuretic?Yes, this drug is a diuretic, also called a "hydraulic".
Q. Is chlorthalidone better than chlorothiazide?Chlorsalidone and chlorothiazide belong to the same category of drugs and show similar effects, but their effects are different depending on individual response.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen, exedrin, tylenol and chlorthalidone together?There are no known drug interactions with these. However, always consult your doctor about the use of the medicine.
Q. Does amitriptyline cause weight loss? Do you also have cough, low potassium, high blood pressure or erectile dysfunction?Amitriptyline can cause low potassium and high blood pressure. Talk to your doctor about possible side effects.

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