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Nadolol (Corgard) is a non-selective beta blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain.

WHAT IS Nadolol?

Nadolol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). It is used to treat chest pain (angina) related to coronary artery disease.

Nadolol is a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent that primarily blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system on the heart. It works by reducing the heart rate and the force of contractions of the heart’s muscle, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Angina occurs when the heart’s need for oxygen exceeds the supply of oxygen. By slowing the heart rate and decreasing the force of muscle contractions, nadolol reduces the demand of the heart’s muscle for oxygen and thereby prevents angina.

Brand Name(s): Corgard; Corzide
CAS nº: 42200-33-9
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Product Info

The sections below will provide you with more specific information and guidelines related to nadolol and its correct use. Please read them carefully.

FDA Information

Nadolol was approved by the FDA in December 1989. A prescription is required for this medicine.

Please visit the official site of the FDA for further information.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Nadolol is prescribed for patients with high blood pressure (hypertension). It is used to treat chest pain (angina) related to coronary artery disease.

Nadolol is a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent that primarily blocks the action of the sympathetic nervous system on the heart. It works by reducing the heart rate and the force of contractions of the heart’s muscle, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Angina occurs when the heart’s need for oxygen exceeds the supply of oxygen. By slowing the heart rate and decreasing the force of muscle contractions, nadolol reduces the demand of the heart’s muscle for oxygen and thereby prevents angina.

Other uses for this medicine

Additionally, nadolol is sometimes used to prevent migraine headaches, to treat irregular heartbeat, and to treat tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease.

However, it is important that you talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your particular condition.

Dosage and using this medicine

Nadolol comes as an oral tablet. It is usually taken once a day with or without food.

Take this medicine exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Take this medication with a full glass of water and take it at the same time every day.

Do not skip doses or stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

Furthermore, to be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon that you are using nadolol. You may need to briefly stop using nadolol before having surgery.

Nadolol is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.

Please note that hypertension often has no symptoms, so you may not even feel that you have high blood pressure. Continue using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

What special precautions should I follow?

BEFORE TAKING NADOLOL:

Please inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, low blood pressure, a heart problem such as heart block, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate, congestive heart failure, depression, liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, myasthenia gravis, pheochromocytoma, or problems with circulation (such as Raynaud’s syndrome). If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use nadolol, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.

Moreover, tell your doctor if you are using allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing), clonidine (Catapres®), guanabenz (Wytensin®), an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan®), tranylcypromine (Parnate®), phenelzine (Nardil®), or selegiline (Eldepryl®, Emsam®), a diabetes medication such as insulin, glyburide (Diabeta®, Micronase®, Glynase®), glipizide (Glucotrol®), chlorpropamide (Diabinese®), or metformin (Glucophage®), a heart medication such as nifedipine (Procardia®, Adalat®), reserpine (Serpasil®), verapamil (Calan®, Verelan®, Isoptin®), diltiazem (Cartia®, Cardizem®), medicine for asthma or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Ventolin®, Proventil®), bitolterol (Tornalate®), metaproterenol (Alupent®), pirbuterol (Maxair®), terbutaline (Brethaire®, Brethine®, Bricanyl®), and theophylline (Theo-Dur®, Theolair®), cold medicines, stimulant medicines, or diet pills. If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to take nadolol, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

There may be other drugs not listed that can affect nadolol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

This medication falls into the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

Furthermore, nadolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Nadolol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking this medicine.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your next dose is less than 8 hours away, skip the the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time.

Please do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:

hives
difficulty breathing
swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

slow or uneven heartbeats
feeling light-headed, fainting
feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
swelling of your ankles or feet
nausea
stomach pain
low fever
loss of appetite
dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
depression
cold feeling in your hands and feet

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm
sleep problems (insomnia)
tired feeling
anxiety, nervousness

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?

Always keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Remember to throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. If you have any questions, please talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.

In case of an emergency/overdose

In the case of an overdose, call your local poison control center on 1-800-222-1222. However, if the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, please call the local emergency services immediately on 911.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

uneven heartbeats
shortness of breath
bluish-colored fingernails
dizziness
weakness
fainting
seizure (convulsions)

Product Images

PICTURES OF NADOLOL PILLS

Below you will find images and specific information on the principal types of nadolol that exist, including their respective brand name(s), strength, inscription codes, manufacturers and/or distributors.

The information below includes general information and guidelines for patients taking this medication and should never be used to substitute professional medical advice that can be provided by a qualified physician or family doctor.

Name: CORGARD®
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: CORGARD 20 mg | BL 232
Manufacturer: MONARCH PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: NADOLOL
Strength(s): 20 MG
Imprint: Z 4235 | 20
Manufacurer: SANDOZ

Name: CORGARD®
Strength(s): 40 MG
Imprint: CORGARD 40 mg | BL 207
Manufacturer: MONARCH PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: NADOLOL
Strength(s): 40 MG
Imprint: Z 4236 | 40
Manufacurer: SANDOZ

Name: NADOLOL
Strength(s): 40 MG
Imprint: M 171
Manufacturer: MYLAN

Name: CORGARD®
Strength(s): 80 MG
Imprint: CORGARD 80 mg | BL 241
Manufacturer: MONARCH PHARMACEUTICALS

Name: NADOLOL
Strength(s): 80 MG
Imprint: M 132
Manufacturer: MYLAN

Name: NADOLOL
Strength(s): 120 MG
Imprint: AP 2464
Manufacturer: SANDOZ

Name: CORGARD®
Strength(s): 160 MG
Imprint: CORGARD 160 mg | BL 246
Manufacturer: MONARCH PHARMACEUTICALS

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