What is Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol) used for?
Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol) combines two active ingredients into one tablet, which work together to treat hypertension (more commonly known as high blood pressure) and angina, chest pain that may occur as a result of insufficient oxygen received by the heart. The first ingredient, atenolol blocks messages sent to the heart, thereby reducing blood pressure. This can help to decrease the likelihood of angina attacks. Nifedipine improves the efficiency of the heart by opening up blood vessels and causing a decrease in blood pressure.
How should I use Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol)?
Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol) tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed or crushed. The usual dose is 50mg to 100mg per day, depending on what your physician has prescribed. If you miss a dose, you should take it as soon as possible. However if it is nearly time for your next dose, you should instead skip the missed dose. Never take two doses to make up for a missed dose.
What are the side effects of Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol)?
Patients who are taking Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol) may experience side effects, such as:
See your physician immediately if you become worried about any side effects.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nilol (Nifedipine/Atenolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.