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Corgard Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is nadolol (Corgard)?
- What are the possible side effects of nadolol (Corgard)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nadolol (Corgard)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nadolol (Corgard)?
- How should I take nadolol (Corgard)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Corgard)?
- What happens if I overdose (Corgard)?
- What should I avoid while taking nadolol (Corgard)?
- What other drugs will affect nadolol (Corgard)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nadolol (Corgard)?
You should not take nadolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD;
- certain serious heart conditions such as"AV block" or slow heart rhythm; or
- conditions that cause very low blood pressure.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a nadolol dose adjustment or special tests:
- bronchitis, emphysema, sleep apnea, or other breathing problem;
- congestive heart failure;
- liver or kidney disease;
- a thyroid disorder; or
- pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nadolol will harm an unborn baby. Nadolol may cause heart or lung problems in a newborn if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Nadolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking nadolol.
How should I take nadolol (Corgard)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Visit your doctor regularly.
Do not skip doses or stop taking nadolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nadolol. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Taking nadolol can make it harder for you to tell when your blood sugar is low. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly.
This medication can cause false results with certain lab tests of the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using nadolol.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
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.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Additional Corgard Information
- Corgard Drug Interactions Center: nadolol oral
- Corgard Side Effects Center
- Corgard Overview including Precautions
- Corgard FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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