Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (chest pain or chest discomfort). Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet helps to lower your blood pressure, thereby reducing the chances of future heart attack and stroke.
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet causes side effects like swelling of your ankles and feet, headache, tiredness, change in taste, and stomach upset. It also causes dizziness and drowsiness, so do not drive or do any activity that requires your mental focus after taking this medicine. Avoid consuming alcohol with this medicine.
Tenochek Tablet can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will advise the dose to be taken based on your condition. Do not stop the treatment abruptly without consulting your doctor. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet can interact with and affect the actions of other medicines. Hence it is advised that you inform your doctor about all other medicines and medicinal supplements that you are taking.
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet is not recommended to be used in children, pregnant and breastfeeding women unless prescribed by your doctor. If you have any pre-existing kidney, liver, or other diseases, inform your doctor about them so that your doctor can suitably adjust the dose of the medicine. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet should not be used in patients with heart problems.
Major & minor side effects for Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet
Difficulty in breathing
Cold hands or feet
Decrease in frequency of urination
Loss of appetite
Swelling of ankles or feet
Redness of face, neck, arms and chest
Acid or sour stomach
Uses of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when blood vessels in your heart are narrowed leading to decreased pumping of blood to your body. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet helps in lowering high blood pressure.
Chronic stable angina
Chronic stable angina is a brief episode of pain, squeezing, pressure, or tightness in the chest caused by heavy physical activity which increases the blood pressure and body’s oxygen demand. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet Tablet is used in the treatment of chronic stable angina.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet if you have a history of previous allergy to it. A serious allergic reaction to this medicine is rare. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms like a skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening condition in which your heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in such conditions.
Heart block greater than first degree
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet should be avoided for use if you have a heart block in your heart greater than first degree due to the weakening of heart contractions and slowing of heart rate. Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet decreases the heart rate and blood pressure which can be detrimental in this condition.
Avoid the use of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet if you have sinus bradycardia (a slow type of heartbeat). This medicine can affect the electrical impulses that regulate the heart functioning resulting in excessively lower blood pressure.
Warnings for special population
Use of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet should be avoided during pregnancy, as it may harm your foetus. Take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor. Do not take or stop this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Tenochek Tablet is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it can be passed into breast milk in small amounts which may harm your baby. Do not start or stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet may cause symptomatic hypotension in some patients with volume depletion or those treated with high dose diuretics. Hence, it is important to correct these conditions before beginning the treatment with this medicine. It is better to start the treatment with low doses. It is recommended to monitor your blood pressure during the treatment with this medicine.
The elimination of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet from the body is reduced in kidney disease. Close monitoring of your kidney function is recommended during treatment with this medicine.
Use in children
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age due to the lack of safety and efficacy data.
During any major surgery, Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet may interact with the anaesthetic drug leading to excessive lowering of the blood pressure. Furthermore, this medicine also affects the function of your heart. Treatment with this medicine is usually stopped for some days before and after the surgery. Your doctor may replace this medicine with another suitable medicine as required.
Tenochek Tablet may mask the symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) such as tremors, irregular heartbeat and blood pressure changes.
Abrupt withdrawal of Tenochek Tablet can lead to an increase in the levels of the thyroid hormone in the body. To minimize this risk, this medicine is gradually tapered off over a period of 1 to 2 weeks.
Driving or operating machinery
Use of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet may cause drowsiness or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery during treatment with this medicine.
If you have missed a dose of Tenochek Tablet at a given time, then take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
If you have intentionally or accidentally consumed more than the prescribed amount of Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet, then you might experience headache, confusion, fever, change in the heartbeat, nausea, vomiting etc. Contact your doctor immediately for further guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol with Tenochek Tablet may cause dizziness, headache and changes in heart rate.
Interaction with Medicine
Asthma is a condition in which there is narrowing and swelling of your airways. As a result excess mucus is produced that makes breathing difficult and triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Patients with asthma should not use Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet as it can trigger an asthma attack. Your doctor may change the medicine with another suitable alternative in such cases.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve due to increased intraocular pressure (high pressure inside the eyeball). This can lead to blindness. Tenochek Tablet helps to lower this intr-ocular pressure. However, it should be administered with caution in patients suffering from glaucoma as it may severely lower intraocular pressure leading to undesired side effects. Your doctor will adjust the dose for its safe use.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Tenochek (5/50 mg) Tablet is prescribed when you have high blood pressure. You may take this medicine with or without food, as prescribed by your doctor.
Tenochek Tablet may cause dizziness and drowsiness. Hence, it is advisable that you get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Do not drive or engage in any activity requiring mental focus.
Do not take alcohol while taking Tenochek Tablet.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Tenochek Tablet.