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Brand name: Tensig TM

Active ingredients: atenolol

What it is used for

All grades of hypertension, including hypertension of renal origin. Frequent disabling angina without evidence of cardiac failure. Cardiac arrhythmias (maintenance treatment of supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias which have been controlled with other intravenous agents, including those associated with acute myocardial infarction. Myocardial infarction: late intervention (beta-blockers class effect greater than 12 hours after onset of chest pain).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Heat
  • Protect from Light
  • Protect from Moisture
  • Shelf lifetime is 18 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A white round tablet, one face embossed "TENSIG 50", the other with break bar. Diameter 8mm.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient atenolol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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