Atenolol belongs to the group of medicines known as beta-blockers. The most common side-effects are feeling tired, cold hands and feet, a slow heartbeat, and stomach upset. Atenolol belongs to the group of medicines referred to as beta-blockers. You are likely to have been prescribed it because you have high blood pressure, or angina chest pain, or a fast uneven heartbeat. It is a medicine which works on the heart and blood vessels. It does this by blocking tiny areas (called beta-adrenergic receptors) where messages sent by some nerves are received by your heart and blood vessels. As a result, your heart beats more slowly and with less force. The pressure of blood within your blood vessels is reduced and it is easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. These actions are of benefit if you have high blood pressure (hypertension), or to prevent abnormally fast heart rhythms if you have arrhythmias. Because your heart is using less energy, it also helps to reduce chest pain if you have angina. Mylan New Zealand Ltd is recalling all Pacific Atenolol 50mg tablets dispensed to patients since 1 January 2010. Atenolol is used to treat various heart conditions including high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats and to prevent angina (chest pain). The recall of Pacific Atenolol 50mg tablets is due to a manufacturing problem. The problem could result in some tablets, dispensed after 1 January 2010, containing a higher dose of atenolol than intended. If tablets with the higher dose of atenolol are taken, patients may be more likely to experience an adverse reaction to the medicine such as dizziness, fatigue, light headedness or fainting, dry mouth, or an upset stomach. Patients experiencing these symptoms should seek advice from their doctor or pharmacist. Action: For further information, please call Mylan: 0508 476 826 Mylan New Zealand Ltd has sent information about this recall to all pharmacies and general practitioners.
Teva's generic medications are available in most pharmacies across the United States, though not all pharmacies carry the same Teva medications. To find out if your medication is available as a Teva generic, contact your local pharmacy. If the pharmacy doesn't regularly stock a certain medication from Teva, ask if it can be ordered for you at no additional cost. Learn More The product catalog provides you with a full listing of Teva's brand and generic product lines. The catalog displays all strengths and sizes along with the description, imprint code, NDC and photo for each product. Multiple pharmaceutical companies stopped producing a commonly prescribed blood pressure medication at the same time and for no apparent reason. Was this the result of collusion or merely a coincidence? About two months ago a patient of mine received a letter from his mail order pharmacy telling him that one of his blood pressure medications, atenolol, was “unavailable from the manufacturer.” He was also told that his doctor (me) might want to switch him to another medication. Like many of my patients, he had been taking atenolol for several years and it had controlled his blood pressure very well with minimal complications. Since then, several more of my patients have gotten the same news about atenolol from different pharmacies. There are other drugs that treat high blood pressure the same way as atenolol (beta blockers) but atenolol is effective, well tolerated and convenient because it only has to be taken once a day. suddenly run short of this inexpensive and commonly prescribed medicine? It’s also very affordable; pharmacies have paid no more than 3¢ a pill for all doses of generic atenolol for years. If a drug is made by only a single pharmaceutical company there can be a shortage if that company runs into problems.
Aug 18, 2017. If a drug is made by only a single pharmaceutical company there can be a shortage if that company runs into problems. But atenolol is made by. Apr 7, 2017. Certain lots of atenolol tablets, USP, 50 mg, are being voluntarily recalled. bottles were distributed by The Kroger Company in Cincinnati, OH.