Nadolol

Where is Nadolol used?

Nadolol is used in cardiovascular disease to treat angina pectoris, arrhythmias, and hypertension. In the management of chest pain, this medication may also help to lessen the occurrence of chest pain episodes. This will also help you improve your ability to exercise. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. This may also be used for tremor and migraine disorders. This may be used alone or in combination with other medications.

This medicine is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation of blood flow through arteries and veins. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this in 1979.

How does Nadolol work?

Nadolol works by preventing epinephrine and norepinephrine from binding to beta receptors on nerves. Epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine are chemicals released within the body that is attached to the receptors on some types of cells. It includes nerves and some muscles. It changes the way the cells function either it stimulates the cells or suppressing them.

By blocking the outcome of epinephrine and norepinephrine, beta-blockers decrease the heart rate and lessen the force of the heart’s contractions. It also reduces blood pressure by relaxing the muscles surrounding the blood vessels.

How is Nadolol taken?

The dose and dosing schedule will depend on your medical condition and response.

Nadolol is usually taken 40 mg to 320 mg as a starting dose to be taken once a day. The maximum dose is 240 mg a day for angina and 320 mg for hypertension. You may take each dose with or without food. Take it at the same time each day to help you remember it. Use it regularly or as directed by your doctor.

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. Your condition might worsen when this treatment is suddenly stopped. Your dosage may need to be slowly reduced.

What are the possible side effects of Nadolol?

  • Mild dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Vision problems
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Sudden or unexplained weight gain

Inform your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects.

What are the precautions in taking Nadolol?

  • Let your doctor know if you have any medical history or current medications including vitamins, food, or herbal supplements.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding women, talk to your doctor first. If you become pregnant while having this treatment, call your doctor immediately.
  • Inform also your doctor if you have any allergies or ever had an allergic reaction to this drug.
  • This drug could increase blood sugar. Talk to your doctor if changes in diet or medications are required if you have diabetes.
  • While you are taking this medication, do not treat yourself for pain, colds, or cough without consulting your doctor. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.
  • Alcohol can make you more dizzy and drowsy. Avoid alcoholic drinks while having this treatment.
  • Be sure to take note of the drugs that may interact with Nadolol such as Epinephrine, Glyburide, Glipizide, or general anesthetics.