20 . April , 2018 - Friday
Check todays hot topics or new products

Find a Drug: Advanced

Please Sign in or Register

All about: Nadolol

Big Image

Generic name: Nadolol
Brand names: Corgard

Why is Nadolol prescribed?

Corgard is used in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries) and to reduce high blood pressure.

When prescribed for high blood pressure, it is effective when used alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications. Corgard is a type of drug known as a beta blocker. It decreases the force and rate of heart contractions, reducing the heart's demand for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.

Most important fact about Nadolol

If you have high blood pressure, you must take Corgard regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be several weeks before you get the full benefit of Corgard; and you must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. Corgard does not cure high blood pressure; it merely keeps it under control.

How should you take Nadolol?

Corgard can be taken with or without food. Take it exactly as prescribed even if your symptoms have disappeared.

Try not to miss any doses. Corgard is taken once a day. If it is not taken regularly, your condition may worsen.

--If you miss a dose...

Take it as soon as you remember. If it is within 8 hours of your next scheduled dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.

--Storage instructions...

Store at room temperature, away from light and heat, in a tightly closed container.

What side effects may occur?

Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Corgard.

  • More common side effects may include:
    Change in behavior, changes in heartbeat, dizziness or light-headedness, mild drowsiness, slow heartbeat, weakness or tiredness

Why should Nadolol not be prescribed?

If you have a slow heartbeat, bronchial asthma, certain types of heartbeat irregularity, cardiogenic shock (shock due to inadequate blood supply from the heart), or active heart failure, you should not take Nadolol.

Special warnings about Nadolol

If you have a history of congestive heart failure, your doctor will prescribe Corgard with caution.

Corgard should not be stopped suddenly. This can cause increased chest pain and even a heart attack. Dosage should be gradually reduced.

If you suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, seasonal allergies or other bronchial conditions, or kidney or liver disease, Nadolol should be used with caution.

Ask your doctor if you should check your pulse while taking Corgard. It can cause your heartbeat to become too slow.

This medication may mask the symptoms of low blood sugar or alter blood sugar levels. If you are diabetic, discuss this with your doctor.

This medication may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; therefore, driving or operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness is not recommended until you know how you respond to Nadolol.

Notify your doctor or dentist that you are taking Corgard if you have a medical emergency or before you have surgery or dental treatment.

Possible food and drug interactions when taking Nadolol

If Corgard is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Corgard with the following:

Antidiabetic drugs, including insulin and oral drugs such as Micronase
Certain blood pressure drugs such as Diupres and Ser-Ap-Es
Epinephrine (EpiPen)

Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

The effects of Corgard during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Corgard appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Nadolol is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment with Nadolol is finished.

Recommended dosage

ADULTS

Dosage is tailored to each individual's needs.

Angina Pectoris

The usual starting dose is 40 milligrams once daily. The usual long-term dose is 40 or 80 milligrams, once a day. Doses up to 160 or 240 milligrams, once a day, may be needed.

High Blood Pressure

The usual starting dose is 40 milligrams once daily.

The usual long-term dose is 40 or 80 milligrams, once a day. Doses up to 240 or 320 milligrams, once a day, may be needed.

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Corgard have not been established in children.

Overdosage

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

  • The symptoms of Corgard overdose may include:
    Difficulty in breathing, heart failure, low blood pressure, slow heartbeat

Recent Drug Updates at DrugIndexOnline:





Brodspec Brodspec
Generic Name: tetracycline (the tra SYE kleen) Brand Names: Brodspec, Emtet-500, Panmycin, Sumycin, Tetracap What is Brodspec (tetracycline)? Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Tetracycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as urinar more...

Clolar Clolar
Some commonly used brand names are: In the U.S.— Clolar † Not commercially available in Canada. Category Antineoplastic Description Clofarabine (kloe-FAR-a-been) belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer. C more...

Dorcol Childrens Cough Dorcol Childrens Cough
Generic Name: dextromethorphan, guaifenesin, and pseudoephedrine (dex troe meth OR fan, gwye FEN e sin, soo doe e FED rin) Brand Names: Altarussin CF, Ambenyl-D, Ambifed-G DM, Anatuss DM, Benylin Multi-Symptom Cough, Daytime Liquicap, Dimacol, Dorcol Childrens Cough, Guaifenex DM RX, Mult more...

DynaCirc DynaCirc
Generic Name: isradipine Dosage Form: Capsules DynaCirc Description DynaCirc® (isradipine) is a calcium antagonist available for oral administration in capsules containing 2.5 mg or 5 mg. The structural formula of isradipine is: Chemically, isradipine is 3,5-Pyridinedicarboxylic acid, 4-(4- more...

Efudex Efudex
Generic name: Fluorouracil Brand names: Carac, Efudex Why is Efudex prescribed? Efudex and Carac are prescribed for the treatment of actinic or solar keratoses (small red horny growths or flesh-colored wartlike growths caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation or the sun). Such growths ma more...

Hydrochlorothiazide/Olmesartan Hydrochlorothiazide/Olmesartan
Generic Name: Hydrochlorothiazide/Olmesartan (HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide/OLl-me-SAR-tan) Brand Name: Benicar HCTHydrochlorothiazide/Olmesartan can cause injury or even death to a developing fetus when used after the third month of pregnancy. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that more...

Prevacid NapraPAC Prevacid NapraPAC
Generic name: Brand names: Prevacid NapraPAC Why is Prevacid NapraPAC prescribed? Prevacid NapraPAC is prescribed to relieve arthritis symptoms in people who also have a history of stomach ulcers. It's used to treat pain caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis more...

Propranolol Hydrochloride Propranolol Hydrochloride
Pronouncation: (pro-PRAN-oh-lahl HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide) Class: Beta-adrenergic blocking agent Trade Names: Inderal - Tablets 40 mg - Tablets 60 mg - Tablets 80 mg - Injection 1 mg/mL Trade Names: Inderal LA - Capsules, sustained-release 60 mg - Capsules, sustained-re more...