Tenormin IV Injection
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Tenormin I.V. Injection
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The predominant symptoms reported following TENORMIN overdose are lethargy, disorder of respiratory drive, wheezing, sinus pause and bradycardia. Additionally, common effects associated with overdosage of any beta-adrenergic blocking agent and which might also be expected in TENORMIN overdose are congestive heart failure, hypotension, bronchospasm and/or hypoglycemia.
Treatment of overdose should be directed to the removal of any unabsorbed drug by induced emesis, gastric lavage, or administration of activated charcoal. TENORMIN can beremoved from the general circulation by hemodialysis. Other treatment modalities should be employed at the physician's discretion and may include:
HEART BLOCK (SECOND OR THIRD DEGREE): Isoproterenol or transvenous cardiac pacemaker.
CARDIAC FAILURE: Digitalize the patient and administer a diuretic. Glucagon has been reported to be useful.
BRONCHOSPASM: A beta2 stimulant such as isoproterenol or terbutaline and/or aminophylline.
Based on the severity of symptoms, management may require intensive support care and facilities for applying cardiac and respiratory support.
TENORMIN is contraindicated in those patients with a history of hypersensitivity to atenolol or any of the drug products components.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/10/2005
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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