Corgard

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What is Corgard?

Common Brand(s): Corgard

Nadolol is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and to prevent chest pain (angina). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. In the management of chest pain, nadolol may also help to reduce the frequency of chest pain episodes and improve your ability to exercise.

Nadolol belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances such as adrenaline (epinephrine) on the heart and blood vessels. This results in a lowering of heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.

Uses

  • thyrotoxicosis
  • migraine prevention
  • hypertension
  • myocardial reinfarction prevention
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • portal hypertension
  • ventricular rate control in atrial fibrillation
  • essential tremor
  • prevention of ventricular arrhythmia due to congenital long QT syndrome
  • prevention of bleeding esophageal varices
  • prevention of anginal pain associated with coronary artery disease

Usage Instructions

See also the Warning section.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. This medication treats, but does not cure, high blood pressure. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.

Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (for example, if your routine blood pressure readings increase).

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.