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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
This medicine is a beta blocker and diuretic combination used to treat high blood pressure. Tenoretic® (atenolol and chlorthalidone) is for the treatment of hypertension. It combines the antihypertensive activity of two agents: a beta 1 -selective (cardioselective) hydrophilic blocking agent (atenolol, TENORMIN ®) and a monosulfonamyl diuretic (chlorthalidone).
Use Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Keep taking Tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.