Tenormin is a medicational treatment that can be used either with the help of or without the help of other medications in order to help people dealing with high blood pressure (hypertension). The reason why it’s so important for a person to lower their blood pressure is because if they don’t it can put them at risk for other serious health problems. These health problems can effect a persons quality of life or even be life threatening.
Some examples of this would include stroke, heart attacks as well as kidney problems. In addition to lowering blood pressure Tenormin can be used in order to help people who suffer from chest pain (angina) and help increase the chances of survival for someone who has suffered from a heart attack.
Tenormin is belongs to a group of medications called beta blockers. The way these work is that they block the action of specific natural chemicals in the body. One of these chemicals would be epinephrine. It blocks the action of these chemicals on the heart and the blood vessels and in effect can lower a persons heart rate, blood pressure and the amount of strain put on the heart.
Besides the benefits mentioned above, Tenormin does come with some other uses. It can be used in order to help those who suffer from an irregular heart beat, heart failure, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and it can also help to prevent migraine headaches.
If a person decides to take Tenormin, then what are some of the common potential side effects they put themselves at risk of as a result?
Nausea may occur
These are side effects that have the highest chance of happening, but this doesn’t mean you should be worried about them too much. In many cases the only reason you’ll experience any of the above symptoms is because your body is getting used to you taking the medication. Once you go through a little trial period, the severity of symptoms should be lowered as well as the frequency until you didn’t experience any of the above at all. If any of the above side effects don’t go away after a while or they become worse, then be sure to contact a doctor or a pharmacist as soon as you could.
Also, when it comes to specific side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness, you can reduce the risk by being sure to get up slowing when rising from sitting down or lying down.
What are some of the more serious side effects a person might end up experiencing if they use Tenormin?
Tenormin has the possibility of reducing blood flow to the hands and feet, which will make them feel cold. If you smoke, then this can increase the effect.
Very slow heartbeat
Mental/mood changes (such as confusion, mood swings, depression)
Even though Tenormin can be used in order to treat heart failure, there are some people who in rare cases can develop new or more severe symptoms of heart failure. Be sure to tell your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following serious, but unlikely side effects:
Shortness of breath
Unexplained/sudden weight gain
Serious allergic reactions
The above isn’t a complete list of the side effects you might be at risk of when taking this drug. If you notice anything else wrong with you while on it, then be sure to let a doctor know so they can assist you or speak to a pharmacist right away.