Nadolol - Drug Information

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General Information on Nadolol

Generic Name : Nadolol

Pronunciation : nay doe' lole

Latest prescription information about Nadolol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Beta- Adrenergic Blockers

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nadolol

International- Corgard.

Why is Nadolol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a beta-adrenergic receptor blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and chest pain. It slows down the heart's pumping speed.

When should Nadolol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with asthma, severe heart diseases such as sinus bradycardia, cardiogenic shock, and overt cardiac failure and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Nadolol?

PO- The recommended dose is 40-320 mg once daily. The maximum dose for treating angina is 240 mg daily and for hypertension is 320 mg daily.

How should Nadolol be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nadolol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of breathing problems, sugar, heart failure, overactive thyroid, kidney, poor blood circulation, tumor, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid abrupt withdrawal.
It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Monitor liver and heart functions regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Nadolol?

   Heart : Slow heart rate, heart failure, low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, fatigue, tingling, sleepiness and change in behavior.
   Respiratory : Asthma.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, constipation, vomiting, indigestion, loss of appetite, bloating, and flatulence.
   Miscellaneous : Rash, itching, headache, dry mouth, eyes or skin, impotence, facial swelling, weight gain, slurred speech, cough, increased sweating, ringing in the ear and blurred vision.

What are the other precautions for Nadolol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nadolol?

Store it at room temperature and away from light.


Schedule : H

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