What is Nadolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Corgard

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Nadolol is used to treat high blood pressure as well as to prevent angina (chest pain). It is a beta blocker that works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 19 16
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 16 4
High blood pressure (hypertension) 3 0
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome 3 3
Elevated blood pressure 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 2
Mild 7
None 24

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Nadolol

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Brain fog 1
Constipation 1
Headaches 1
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 1
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Nadolol

Dosage Patients
40 mg daily 3
40 mg twice daily 2
20 mg daily 1
80 mg daily 1
160 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Nadolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
See all 14 patients who've stopped taking Nadolol

Duration

Currently taking Nadolol

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Nadolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 18
Not specified 18

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Nadolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Eletriptan (Relpax) 1
Naratriptan (Amerge) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1

Patients stopped taking Nadolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Nadolol

Mar 28, 2013 (Started Feb 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath (dyspnea), headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 7, 2013 (Started Feb 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath (dyspnea), headaches)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Yet another beta-blocker that I cannot tolerate.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Completely got rid of my Lyme headaches!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 22, 2010 (Started Mar 04, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for liver transplant)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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