Generic drug of Tenormine
Therapeutic class: Cardiology and angiology
active ingredients: Atenolol
laboratory: Arrow Generic
Divisible coated tablet
Box of 90
This dosage is particularly suitable in patients with renal insufficiency, in which the dosage should be adjusted to the degree of renal insufficiency.
· Supraventricular arrhythmias:
o paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias (as preventive or curative treatment)
o atrial fibrillation or flutter in case of insufficient response to digitalis at maximum doses and in cases where digitalis are contraindicated or have an adverse benefit / risk ratio.
· Ventricular arrhythmias:
o Ventricular extrasystoles (preventive or curative treatment) in case of extrasystoles resulting from an increase in sympathetic activity;
ventricular tachycardias and ventricular fibrillations (preventive treatment), especially when the ventricular anomaly results from significant sympathetic activity.
Dosage ATENOLOL ARROW 50 mg Film-coated tablet scored box of 90
The recommended dose is 100 mg once daily (two 50 mg tablets). However, in cases of severe hypertension, a higher dosage may be necessary.
The combination with other antihypertensive therapies, for example with diuretics, is possible.
Rhythmic disorders : After controlling for arrhythmias with atenolol administered intravenously (if indicated), atenolol will be administered orally and the recommended maintenance dose is 50 to 100 mg / day.
In case of renal insufficiency, the dosage is adjusted to the values of serum creatinine or creatinine clearance according to the table below:
Creatinine clearance ( CR Cl)
mg / l
mmol / l
unchanged (2 x 50 mg / d) in 1 intake
25 - 50
0.3 - 0.6
15 ≤ Cl CR <35
1 x 50 mg / d
1x25mg / day, ie ½ tablet per day of ATENOLOL ARROW 50 mg or 1 x 50 mg every 2 days
Chronic hemodialysis: treatment initiated in hospital
50 mg after each session
This medicine MUST NEVER be used in the following cases:
· Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in their severe forms,
· Heart failure not controlled by treatment,
· Cardiogenic shock,
· Non-paired second and third degree atrioventricular blocks,
· Prinzmetal's angina (in pure forms and monotherapy),
· Sinus disease (including sinoatrial block),
· Bradycardia (<45-50 beats per minute),
· Raynaud's phenomenon and peripheral arterial disorders in their severe forms,
· Untreated pheochromocytoma,
Hypersensitivity to atenolol,
· History of anaphylactic reaction,
· Combination with floctafenine, sultopride (see section 4.5).
This drug is generally not recommended when used in combination with amiodarone (see section Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction ).
Side effects Atenolol Arrow
The most frequently reported:
· Cooling of the ends,
· Bradycardia, severe if any,
· Digestive disorders (gastralgia, nausea, vomiting),
Much less often:
· Slowing of atrioventricular conduction or intensification of an existing atrioventricular block,
· heart failure,
· Blood pressure drop,
· Raynaud's syndrome,
· Aggravation of an existing intermittent claudication,
· Various skin manifestations including psoriasiform eruptions.
In rare cases, it has been possible to observe the appearance of antinuclear antibodies which only exceptionally accompany clinical manifestations such as lupus syndrome and cede at the end of treatment.
Exceptional elevations of hepatic transaminases (as well as some cases of intrahepatic cholestasis).