Nadolol (Corgard)
What You Should Know

Brand Name: Corgard

What is Nadolol (Corgard)?

The Information about Nadolol (Corgard) contained herein is a compilation of materials available from drugs.com and simplified for the average consumer.

nadolol corgardNadolol also known by the brand name Corgard, is a beta blocker. Beta Blockers also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline.

When you take beta blockers, the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.

There are drug free alternatives to lowering your blood pressure that may be effective for you. Read about them here.

How to use Nadolol (Corgard):

  • Use as prescribed on your medication bottle. Do not take more or less or for longer than recommended by your doctor.taking pill
  • You may need regular blood pressure tests at your doctors office.
  • Nadolol (Corgard) can make it harder for you to tell when your blood sugar is low. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly.
  • You may need to briefly stop using Nadolol (Corgard) before having surgery, so discuss with your surgeon.
  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 8 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
  • Do not skip doses or stop taking Nadolol (Corgard) without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
  • Nadolol (Corgard) may cause false results with certain lab tests of the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using it.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use it.

What to know before using Nadolol (Corgard):

If you are taking any of the below drugs, discuss with your doctor before taking Nadolol (Corgard):medication

  • digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin)
  • a diuretic (water pill)
  • insulin or oral diabetes medication
  • reserpine

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Nadolol (Corgard). 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.

If any of the following conditions apply to you, discuss with your doctor before taking Nadolol (Corgard):

  • asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)congestive heart failure
  • Allergy to Nadolol (Corgard)
  • Serious heart conditions such as”AV block” or slow heart rhythm
  • low blood pressure
  • bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • sleep apnea, or other breathing problem
  • congestive heart failure
  • liver or kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • a thyroid disorder
  • pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland)
  • pregnant
  • breast feeding

Side effects of Nadolol (Corgard):

Stop using Nadolol (Corgard) and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • extreme fatigue
  • irregular breathing
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • paleness or cold feeling in fingertips and toes
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sweating
  • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain
  • wheezing
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feelings
  • changes in behavior
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • noisy breathing
  • slurred speech
  • tightness in chest

Less serious side effects may include:

  • bloated
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth, eyes, or skin
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • gas in stomach
  • hair loss, thinning of hair
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • heartburn
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • itching skin
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • passing gas
  • rash
  • relaxed and calm
  • sleepiness
  • stomach pain
  • stomach soreness or discomfort
  • stuffy nose
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

The information about Nadolol (Corgard) comes from drugs.com

Nadolol (Corgard) Natural Alternatives:

tikvawithdrinkIf you are taking Nadolol (Corgard) or other beta blocker medications, the various ingredients  in Tikva have been proven through either clinical trials or other research to lower your blood pressure naturally by dilating (widening) the arteries. Tikva does not act as a beta blocker, as it does not slow down your heart.

Several of the ingredients in Tikva can also increase circulation, dissolve plaque that is already in the arteries and reduce new plaque from forming. In addition, there are ingredients in Tikva to help reduce stress that often increases blood pressure without all of the side effects.
Read more about the natural ingredients in Tikva on our research and ingredients page, by clicking here.

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The information provided on this page should not be used to decide whether or not to take Nadolol (Corgard) or any other medicine. Consult your doctor to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.

This information about Nadolol (Corgard) is a brief summary and does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Nadolol (Corgard).

This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must speak with your doctor for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Nadolol (Corgard).