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Package leaflet: Information for the patient

Tenormin 100 mg Tablets
atenolol

Read all of this leaflet carefully
before you start taking this
medicine because it contains
important information for you.
•  eep this leaflet. You may need to
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read it again.
• f you have any further questions,
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ask your doctor or pharmacist.
•  his medicine has been prescribed
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for you only. Do not pass it on to
others. It may harm them, even if
their signs of illness are the same
as yours.
• f you get any side effects, talk
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to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.

If you are not sure if any of the above
apply to you, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Tenormin.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Tenormin if:
•  ou have asthma, wheezing
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or any other similar breathing
problems, or you get allergic
reactions, for example to insect
stings. If you have ever had
asthma or wheezing, do not
take this medicine without first
checking with your doctor.
•  ou have a type of chest pain
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(angina) called Prinzmetal's angina.
•  ou have poor blood circulation or
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controlled heart failure.
•  ou have first-degree heart block.
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•  ou have diabetes. Your medicine
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may change how you respond to
having low blood sugar. You may
feel your heart beating faster.
•  ou have thyrotoxicosis (a condition
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caused by an overactive thyroid
gland). Your medicine may hide the
symptoms of thyrotoxicosis.
•  ou have problems with your
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kidneys. You may need to have
some check-ups during your
treatment.

tablets to take each day and when
to take them. Read the label on
the carton to remind you what the
doctor said.
•  wallow your Tenormin tablet
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whole with a drink of water.
•  ry to take your tablet at the same
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time each day.

Other medicines and Tenormin
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking, have recently taken or
might take any other medicines. This
includes medicines that you buy
without a prescription and herbal
medicines. This is because Tenormin
can affect the way some other
medicines work and some medicines
can have an effect on Tenormin.

In particular, tell your doctor if you are
taking any of the following medicines:
•  lonidine (for high blood pressure
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or migraine). If you are taking
clonidine and Tenormin together,
What is in this leaflet
do not stop taking clonidine unless
1.  hat Tenormin is and what it is
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your doctor tells you to do so. If
used for
you have to stop taking clonidine,
2.  hat you need to know before you
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your doctor will give you careful
take Tenormin
instructions about how to do it.
3.  ow to take Tenormin
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•  erapamil, diltiazem and nifedipine
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4.  ossible side effects
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(for high blood pressure or chest
5.  ow to store Tenormin
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pain).
6.  ontents of the pack and other
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•  isopyramide, quinidine or
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information
amiodarone (for an uneven heart
beat).
1. What Tenormin is and what it is
•  igoxin (for heart problems).
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used for
•  drenaline, also known as
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Tenormin contains a medicine called
epinephrine (a medicine that
atenolol. This belongs to a group
stimulates the heart).
of medicines called beta‑blockers.
• buprofen or indometacin (for pain
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Tenormin is used to:
and inflammation).
•  reat high blood pressure
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• nsulin or medicines that you take
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(hypertension).
by mouth for diabetes.
•  reat uneven heart beats
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•  edicines to treat nose or sinus
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(arrhythmias).
congestion or other cold remedies
•  elp prevent chest pain (angina).
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(including those you can buy in the
•  rotect the heart in the early
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pharmacy).
treatment after a heart attack
Operations
(myocardial infarction).
If you go into hospital to have an
It works by making your heart beat
operation, tell the anaesthetist or
more slowly and with less force.
medical staff that you are taking
Tenormin. This is because you can
2. What you need to know before
get low blood pressure (hypotension)
you take Tenormin
if you are given certain anaesthetics
Do not take Tenormin:
while you are taking Tenormin.
• f you are allergic to atenolol or
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any of the other ingredients of this Pregnancy, breast-feeding and
fertility
medicine (listed in section 6).
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding,
• f you have ever had any of the
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think you may be pregnant or are
following heart problems:
--  eart failure which is not under planning to have a baby, ask your
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doctor or pharmacist for advice before
control (this usually makes you
taking this medicine.
breathless and causes your
ankles to swell)
Driving and using machines
--  econd- or third-degree heart
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•  our medicine is not likely to affect
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block (a condition which may
you being able to drive or use
be treated by a pacemaker)
any tools or machines. However,
--  ery slow or very uneven heart
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it is best to wait to see how your
beats, very low blood pressure
medicine affects you before trying
or very poor circulation.
these activities.
• f you have a tumour called
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• f you feel dizzy or tired when
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phaeochromocytoma that is not
taking this medicine, do not drive
being treated. This is usually near
or use any tools or machines.
your kidney and can cause high
Tenormin contains Sunset
blood pressure. If you are being
Yellow Lake
treated for phaeochromocytoma,
Tenormin contain Sunset Yellow
your doctor will give you another
Lake (E110). This may cause allergic
medicine, called an alpha-blocker,
reactions.
to take as well as Tenormin.
• f you have been told that you have
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higher than normal levels of acid in 3. How to take Tenormin
your blood (metabolic acidosis).
Always take this medicine exactly
Do not take Tenormin if any of the
as your doctor or pharmacist has
above apply to you. If you are not
told you. Check with your doctor or
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist pharmacist if you are not sure.
before taking Tenormin.
•  our doctor will tell you how many
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Adults
•  igh blood pressure
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(hypertension): the recommended
dose is 50 mg to 100 mg a day.
•  hest pain (angina): the
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recommended dose is 100 mg a
day or 50 mg twice a day.
•  neven heart beats
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(arrhythmias): the recommended
dose is 50 mg to 100 mg a day.
•  he early treatment of a heart
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attack (myocardial infarction):
the recommended dose is 50 mg
to 100 mg a day.
Older people
If you are an older person, your
doctor may decide to give you a lower
dose, particularly if you have problems
with your kidneys.

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People with severe kidney
problems
If you have severe kidney problems
your doctor may decide to give you a
lower dose.

5. How to store Tenormin
•  eep this medicine out of the sight
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and reach of children.
•  o not use this medicine after the
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expiry date which is stated on the
blister strip. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month.
•  o not store above 25°C. Store
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your tablets in the original
package. Keep the blister strip in
the carton. This will protect your
medicine from light and moisture.
•  o not throw away any medicines
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via wastewater or household
waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to throw away medicines you no
longer use. These measures will
help protect the environment.

Use in Children
This medicine must not be given to
children.
If you take more Tenormin than
you should
If you take more Tenormin than
prescribed by your doctor, talk to a
doctor or go to a hospital straight
away. Take the medicine pack
with you so that the tablets can
be identified.
If you forget to take Tenormin
If you forget to take a dose, take it
as soon as you remember. However,
if it is almost time for the next dose,
skip the missed dose. Do not take
a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.

6. Contents of the pack and other
information
What Tenormin contains
The active substance is atenolol. Each
tablet contains 100 mg (milligrams) of
atenolol.

If you stop taking Tenormin
Do not stop taking Tenormin without
talking to your doctor. In some cases,
you may need to stop taking it
gradually.

The other ingredients are gelatin,
magnesium carbonate, magnesium
stearate, methylhydroxypropylcellulose,
sodium laurilsulfate, maize starch,
titanium dioxide (E171), Macrogol,
Sunset Yellow Lake (E110) and talc.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine
can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

What Tenormin looks like and
contents of the pack
Tenormin 100 mg Tablets are orange.
They come in packs (blister strips)
containing 28 tablets or 504 tablets.

Allergic reactions:
If you have an allergic reaction, see a
doctor straight away. The signs may
include raised lumps on your skin
(weals), or swelling of your face, lips,
mouth, tongue or throat.

Marketing Authorisation Holder and
Manufacturer
The Marketing Authorisation for
Tenormin 100 mg Tablets is held
by AstraZeneca UK Limited,
600 Capability Green, Luton,
LU1 3LU, UK.

Other possible side effects:
Common (may affect up to 1 in
10 people)
•  ou may notice that your pulse
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rate becomes slower while you are
taking the tablets. This is normal,
but if you are concerned please
tell your doctor about it.
•  old hands and feet.
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• Diarrhoea.
•  eeling sick (nausea).
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• Feeling tired.

Tenormin 100 mg Tablets are
manufactured by AstraZeneca
UK Limited, Silk Road Business
Park, Macclesfield, Cheshire,
SK10 2NA, UK.

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audio please call, free of
charge:
0800 198 5000 (UK only)

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in
100 people)
• Disturbed sleep.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in
1,000 people)
•  eart block (which can cause
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dizziness, abnormal heart beat,
tiredness or fainting).
•  umbness and spasm in your
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fingers which is followed by
warmth and pain (Raynaud’s
disease).
• Mood changes.
• Nightmares.
• Feeling confused.
•  hanges in personality
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(psychoses) or hallucinations.
• Headache.
•  izziness (particularly when
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standing up).
•  ingling of your hands.
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•  eing unable to get an erection
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(impotence).
• Dry mouth.
• Dry  eyes.
•  isturbances of vision.
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•  hinning of your hair.
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• Skin  rash.
•  educed numbers of platelets in
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your blood (this may make you
bruise more easily).
•  urplish marks on your skin.
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•  aundice (causing yellowing of your
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skin or the whites of your eyes).

Please be ready to give
the following information:
Product name
Tenormin 100 mg Tablets
Reference number
17901/0054
This is a service provided
by the Royal National
Institute of Blind People.

Leaflet prepared: June 2014.
© AstraZeneca 2014.
Tenormin is a trade mark of the
AstraZeneca group of companies.
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Very rare (may affect up to 1 in
10,000 people)
•  hanges to some of the cells or
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other parts of your blood. Your
doctor may take blood samples
every so often to check whether
Tenormin has had any effect on
your blood.
Conditions that may get worse
If you have any of the following
conditions, they may get worse when
you start to take your medicine. This
happens rarely affecting less than 1 in
1,000 people.
•  soriasis (a skin condition).
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•  eing short of breath or having
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swollen ankles (if you have heart
failure).
•  sthma or breathing problems.
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• Poor circulation.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme.
Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety
of this medicine.

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234847
UK
01
20 August 2014
P038725
630170L4
Pharma Code:

1354
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10:33

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