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Corgard

CORGARD®
(nadolol) Tablets,USP

Corgard

DRUG DESCRIPTION

CORGARD (nadolol) is a synthetic nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent designated chemically as 1-(tert-butylamino)-3-[(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-cis-6,7-dihydroxy-1-naphthyl)oxy]-2-propanol. Structural formula:

CORGARD® (nadolol tablets,USP) Structural Formula Illustration

C17H27NO4     MW 309.40

Nadolol is a white crystalline powder. It is freely soluble in ethanol, soluble in hydrochloric acid, slightly soluble in water and in chloroform, and very slightly soluble in sodium hydroxide.

CORGARD (nadolol) is available for oral administration as 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg tablets. Inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, colorant (FD&C Blue No. 2), corn starch, magnesium stearate, povidone (except 20 mg and 40 mg), and other ingredients.

What are the possible side effects of nadolol (Corgard)?

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 a serious side effect such as:

  • slow or uneven heartbeats;
  • numbness or cold feeling;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
  • swelling or rapid weight gain;
  • bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing);
  • hallucinations, behavior changes; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain,...

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What are the precautions when taking nadolol (Corgard)?

Before taking nadolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other beta blockers (e.g., atenolol, propranolol); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: very slow heartbeat (e.g., sinus bradycardia, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), a certain serious heart condition (cardiogenic shock), uncontrolled severe heart failure, asthma.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe allergic reactions...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/25/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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