Nadolol (nadolol)

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Nadolol {Teva Pharmaceuticals}

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nadolol, pronounced na DOE lol

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The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

What is Nadolol?

Nadolol is a medication that is used to treat hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, and is also used to prevent angina (chest pain). Nadolol belongs to a group of medications called beta blockers, and works by slowing the heart and relaxing the blood vessels, which helps improve the blood flow through the arteries and veins. Nadolol may also be used for purposes not indicated in this medication guide.

 

Key Facts About Nadolol

Nadolol is a part of a complete program that your doctor has prescribed for you. This program includes diet, exercise, weight control, and possibly other medications. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines closely.

Nadolol is in FDA pregnancy category C. We do not know if Nadolol can harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant before taking Nadolol. Nadolol passes into breast milk and could cause harm to a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking Nadolol.

While you are taking Nadolol be careful when doing anything that requires you to be alert, such as driving. Nadolol may impair your thinking and reaction time.

Never skip doses of Nadolol or stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse or cause other serious heart problems, like severe chest pain or a heart attack. Your doctor may need to taper you off Nadolol slowly if you wish to stop taking Nadolol.

 

Before You Take Nadolol

You should not take Nadolol if you are allergic to nadolol.

If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) you should not take Nadolol.

If you have a serious heart condition like “AV block”, slow heart rhythm or a condition that causes low blood pressure you should not take Nadolol.

Tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, bronchitis or emphysema.

Before taking Nadolol, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or a breathing problem.

Let your doctor know if you a pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland) before starting treatment with Nadolol.

You will need to have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking Nadolol. Continue using Nadolol even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use Nadolol or another blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.

 

Nadolol Drug Interactions

You should inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • asthma or other breathing disorder medications like albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl)
  • digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin)
  • diuretics
  • heart or blood pressure medications like amlodipine
  • Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia) and verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)
  • insulin or oral diabetes medications
  • nitroglycerin (Nitro-Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro)
  • reserpine

Other drugs you take that are not listed may interact with Nadolol. You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor first.

 

Directions for Taking Nadolol

You should follow the instructions on your prescription label and not take Nadolol for longer than recommended by your doctor, or in larger or smaller doses.

Nadolol can be taken with or without food.

Nadolol is only a part of a regimen that your doctor may have prescribed for you. This regimen might include diet, exercise and weight management for healthy living. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions.

If you need surgery be sure to tell the surgeon and staff that you are taking Nadolol.

Nadolol should be stored at room temperature, and away from both moisture and heat.

If you miss a dose of Nadolol you should attempt to take the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if your next dose is less than 8 hours away. Do not take the missed dose in addition to your regular dose.

 

Nadolol Side Effects

If you experience any of the following adverse effects you should stop taking Nadolol and seek emergency medical help immediately:

  • allergic reaction such as breathing difficulties, hives and swelling of your face, lips, throat or tongue
  • bronchospasms (wheezing, tightness in chest and trouble breathing)
  • cold feeling and numbness
  • faint feeling like you might pass out
  • hallucinations or behavior changes
  • nausea with upper stomach pain, itching, jaundice, appetite loss, clay colored stools and dark urine
  • shortness of breath, even with mild exertion
  • slow or uneven heartbeats
  • swelling with rapid weight gain

Less serious Nadolol side effects may include:

  • bloating
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness or spinning sensation
  • drowsiness
  • gas
  • nausea (mild)
  • tingly feeling
  • tired feeling
  • upset stomach

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of Nadolol. You should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.

 

Nadolol Description and Dosing

Nadolol tablets are available astablets, in 20 mg, 40 mg and 80 mg strengths. The Nadolol Tablets 20 mg are white, round and debossed “20” on one side, and a bisect on the other side with “Z” on the upper half and “4235” on the lower half. The Nadolol Tablets 40 mg are white, round and debossed “40” on one side, and a bisect on the other side with “Z” on the upper half and “4236” on the lower half. The Nadolol Tablets 80 mg are white, round and debossed “80” on one side, and a bisect on the other side with “Z” on the upper half and “4237” on the lower half.

Consult your doctor for specific dosing pertaining to you. You should take Nadolol exactly as your doctor prescribes you to. Do not attempt to alter or change your dose without your physician’s consent.

If you believe you may have overdosed with Nadolol seek emergency medical help immediately.

 

Ingredients in Nadolol

Nadolol contains the active ingredient nadolol. Inactive ingredients include citric acid, corn starch, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and povidone. In addition, the 80 mg tablets contain sodium starch glycolate.

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.