Nadolol

 
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Without a Prescription

Nadolol does not cure high blood pressure it merely keeps it under control.
Nadolol is a type of drug known as a beta blocker.
Nadolol is prescribed in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain, usually caused by lack of oxygen to the heart due to clogged arteries) and to reduce high blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure, you must take Nadolol regularly for it to be effective.
It decreases the force and rate of heart contractions, reducing the heart's demand for oxygen and lowering blood pressure.
Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be several weeks before you get the full benefit of Nadolol and you must continue taking it even if you are feeling well.
When prescribed for high blood pressure, it is effective when prescribed alone or in combination with other high blood pressure medications.

Side Effects

Nadolol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:

More common side effects may include:
- Weakness or tiredness;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Mild drowsiness;
- Dizziness or light-headedness;
- Changes in heartbeat;
- Change in behavior;

Less common or rare side effects may include:
- Weight gain;
- Vomiting;
- Vision changes;
- Slurred speech;
- Ringing in ears;
- Rash;
- Nausea;
- Nasal stuffiness;
- Low blood pressure;
- Loss of appetite;
- Itching;
- Indigestion;
- Impotence;
- Heart failure;
- Headache;
- Gas;
- Facial swelling;
- Dry skin;
- Dry mouth;
- Dry eyes;
- Diarrhea;
- Decreased sex drive;
- Cough;
- Constipation;
- Confusion;
- Bloating;
- Asthma-like symptoms;
- Abdominal discomfort;

Contraindications

Nadolol is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you are diabetic;
- If you have a history of congestive heart failure;
- If you have a slow heartbeat;
- If you have active heart failure;
- If you have bronchial asthma;
- If you have cardiogenic shock (shock due to inadequate blood supply from the heart);
- If you have certain types of heartbeat irregularity;
- If you should check your pulse while taking Nadolol;
- If you suffer from asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, seasonal allergies or other bronchial conditions, or kidney or liver disease;

Interactions

Do not take Nadolol with any of the following drugs:
- Epinephrine (epipen);
- Certain blood pressure drugs such as diupres and ser-ap-es;
- Antidiabetic drugs, including insulin and oral drugs such as micronase;

Dosage

CHILDREN

The safety and effectiveness of Nadolol have not been established in children.

ADULTS

Dosage is tailored to each individual's needs.

High Blood Pressure

The usual long-term dose is 40 or 80 milligrams, once a day.
The usual starting dose is 40 milligrams once daily.
Doses up to 240 or 320 milligrams, once a day, may be needed.

Angina Pectoris

The usual long-term dose is 40 or 80 milligrams, once a day.
The usual starting dose is 40 milligrams once daily.
Doses up to 160 or 240 milligrams, once a day, may be needed.

Overdose

The symptoms of Nadolol overdose may include:
- Slow heartbeat;
- Low blood pressure;
- Heart failure;
- Difficulty in breathing;
Without Prescription (2017)