What is Generic Tenormin?
Generic Tenormin is an oral drug and a beta1-selective adrenoreceptor blocking agent. It effectively prevents adrenergic drugs, such as epinephrine and adrenaline, from affecting the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system and from stimulating the heart to beat quicker. Generic Tenormin prevents this stimulation and thus, reduces the heart rate, the blood pressure, the force of the contraction in the muscles, and the need for oxygen.
What are the indications for using Generic Tenormin?
Generic Tenormin can be used by individuals suffering from hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and by those who had an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). It is also effective in treating chest pain that is caused by coronary artery disease, and in regulating abnormally fast heart rates. Some doctors prescribe generic Tenormin to prevent severe migraines and to treat hereditary or familial tremors.
What is the dosage of Generic Tenormin?
Generic Tenormin is an oral drug that is available as 25, 50, and 100mg tablets, as well as a 5mg/10ml injection. Individuals with hypertension or angina, need to take 50-100mg of generic Tenormin a day. The recommended dosage for a heart attack is two 5mg injections combined with a 100mg oral tablet. The injections need to be 10 minutes apart, and the oral tablets need to be administered for 6-9 days. Generic Tenormin should be taken prior to meals or before bedtime.
What are the contraindications for using Generic Tenormin?
Generic Tenormin should never be taken by people who are allergic to it or to similar drugs. It is also contraindicated in pregnant and breast feeding women as it may be passed on to the baby. The drug may also be unsafe for individuals with breathing problems, heart rhythm problems, blood circulation problems, muscle diseases, serious allergic reactions, and kidney disease. If you have any of these conditions, consult with your doctor prior to taking generic Tenormin.
What are the adverse effects of Generic Tenormin?
The side effects for generic Tenormin are relatively rare and mild. In rare cases, Tenormin has been known to cause diarrhea, abdominal cramps, insomnia, constipation, numbness, fatigue, depression, and nausea. It can also lead to a slowed heart rate, memory loss, low blood pressure, fever, sore throat, numbness, lightheadedness, and impotence.