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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nadolol (Corgard)?
You should not take nadolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a nadolol dose adjustment or special tests:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nadolol will harm an unborn baby. Nadolol may cause heart or lung problems in a newborn if the mother takes the medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
Nadolol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking nadolol.
How should I take nadolol (Corgard)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often, and you may need other blood tests at your doctor's office. Visit your doctor regularly.
Do not skip doses or stop taking nadolol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nadolol. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Taking nadolol can make it harder for you to tell when your blood sugar is low. If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar regularly.
This medication can cause false results with certain lab tests of the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using nadolol.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Nadolol is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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