Amlodipine + Atenolol is a combination drug that is made up of amlodipine and atenolol. Atenolol is a cardioselective beta blocker. Amlodipine is a dihydropyridine calcium-channel blocker that hinders the transmembrane influx of calcium ions into the vascular smooth muscle and cardiovascular muscle. The combination of the two drugs produces a synergistic effect, thus increasing their antihypertensive action.
The medication dose your physician has given is based on your condition, other medications or food supplements you may take, and your reaction to treatment. To diminish your risks for adverse effects, don’t increase your dosage, take it regularly, or take it as instructed by your physician. Adverse events may still happen even at usual prescription dosages.
If your physician requests you to use this drug consistently, use it regularly to get the most benefits from it. To make you remember it better, take it at a fixed time every day.
Your doctor may need to modify your dosages to ease your symptoms or if you develop adverse reactions.
If you have any inquiries with regards to information, ask your physician or pharmacist.