What is Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol) used for?
Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol) is a beta-blocker commonly prescribed to treat patients with hypertension, arrhythmias, or chronic chest pain (angina). The medication operates by increasing the effectiveness of the heart to improve circulation and reducing the amount of work required by the heart. This function may also make it useful for treating an overactive thyroid or to prevent the occurrence of migraines. Your physician may use it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol)?
Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken each day, but your individual dosage will be determined by the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole along with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. You are also advised to ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol)?
The use of Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, numbness, slowed heart rate, hallucinations, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen such as lowered dosages or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol) if the patient being treated is a child or if you have uncontrolled heart failure, slowed heart rate, peripheral arterial disorders, hypotension, metabolic acidosis, a tumor affecting the adrenal gland, cardiogenic shock, sick sinus syndrome, or asthma. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or have psoriasis, diabetes, myasthenia gravis, controlled heart failure, hypoglycemia, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require reduced dosages or other changes to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Nadolol (Nadolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.