CORGARD 80MG TABLETS

Active substance: NADOLOL

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Corgard 80mg
Tablets
Nadolol

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours.
•If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Corgard Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Corgard Tablets
3. How to take Corgard Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Corgard Tablets
6. Further information
1. What Corgard Tablets are and what they
are used for
Corgard Tablets contain a medicine called nadolol.
This belongs to a group of medicines called
beta-blockers. It works by slowing your heart rate or
lowering your blood pressure.
Corgard tablets are used for:
• Chest pain (angina)
• High blood pressure
• Uneven or unusually fast heart beats (arrhythmia)
• Symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland
• Stopping migraine attacks happening
2. Before you take Corgard Tablets

Do not take Corgard Tablets if:
× You are allergic (hypersensitive) to nadolol or any of
the other ingredients of Corgard Tablets (see Section 6:
Further information). Signs of an allergic reaction
include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems,
swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
× You have or have had asthma, or wheezing
× You have a very slow heart beat
× You have heart problems – where you have difficulty
breathing and swollen ankles
Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to
you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking Corgard Tablets.

3. How to take Corgard Tablets
Take special care with Corgard Tablets
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking
your medicine if:
 You have any heart problems
 You have breathing problems due to long term lung
problems (called ‘bronchitis’ or ‘emphysema’)
 You have diabetes.
Corgard Tablets may cause low blood sugar levels
even in patients who are not diabetic such as
children, the elderly and those who are fasting
 You have liver problems
 You have an overactive thyroid gland
 You have kidney problems
 You have a history of severe allergies
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you,
talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
Corgard Tablets.
Stress tests
The accuracy of all stress tests (used by your doctor to
find out whether you have a decrease in blood flow to
your heart muscle) is affected by the use of Beta
blockers including Corgard.
Operations or anaesthetics
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Corgard
Tablets if you are going to have an anaesthetic or an
operation (including dental surgery).

Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines. This
includes medicines you buy without prescription,
including herbal medicines. This is because Corgard
Tablets can affect the way some other medicines work.
Also some medicines can affect the way Corgard
Tablets work.
In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of
the following:
• Water tablets (diuretics) such as amiloride
• Insulin or tablets to treat diabetes
• Medicines for high blood pressure (such as
guanethidine or hydralazine)
• Medicines for depression (mono-amine oxidase
inhibitors) such as phenelzine
• Medicines used for migraine (such as clonidine,
ergotamine or methysergide)
• Medicines used for asthma, bowel problems or
Parkinson’s disease (such as atropine, ipratropium
and benzatropine)
• Medicines for chest pain (angina) - such as verapamil,
nifedipine, and diltiazem
• Medicines used for heart problems - such as lidocaine
(also used as a local anaesthetic), procainamide,
isoprenaline, verapamil, adrenaline (also used for
severe allergies), noradrenaline, amiodarone,
disopyramide and quinidine
• Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) –
used to relieve pain (such as ibuprofen, naproxen,
diclofenac, indometacin and piroxicam)
• Medicines used for mental problems (antipsychotic
medicines) – such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine
and haloperidol
• Medicines used to raise blood pressure
(vasoconstrictors – used to narrow blood vessels) –
such as ephedrine and phenylephrine
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you
are pregnant, might become pregnant, or think you
may be pregnant.
You should not breast-feed if you are taking Corgard
Tablets. This is because small amounts may pass into
the mothers milk. If you are breast-feeding or
planning to breast-feed, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking
any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
You may feel tired or dizzy whilst taking Corgard
Tablets. If this happens, do not drive or use
any tools or machines.

Always take Corgard Tablets exactly as your doctor has
told you. You should check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
Taking this medicine
• Take this medicine by mouth
• Swallow the tablets with a drink of water
• If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or
too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask
your doctor
The usual dose:
The dose of Corgard Tablets depends on your needs and
the illness being treated. Your doctor will advise you.
Chest pain (angina)
• 40mg (half a tablet) to 160mg (2 tablets) each day
High blood pressure
• 80mg (1 tablet) to 240mg (3 tablets) each day
Uneven or unusually fast hearts beats (arrhythmias)
• 40mg (half a tablet) to 160mg (2 tablets) each day
Stop migraine attacks happening
• 40mg (half a tablet) to 160mg (2 tablets) each day
Overactive thyroid gland
• 80mg (1 tablet) to 160mg (2 tablets) each day
Elderly patients and patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Corgard
Tablets if necessary.
Children
Corgard Tablets should not be given to children.
If you take more Corgard Tablets than you should
If you take more Corgard Tablets than you should, tell a
doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight
away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the
doctors know what you have taken. The following
effects may happen: feeling dizzy or weak, difficulty in
breathing or wheezing.
If you forget to take Corgard Tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose.
If you stop taking Corgard tablets
Keep taking Corgard Tablets until your doctor tells you
to stop. If you stop treatment suddenly your illness
may get worse. When your doctor says that you can
stop taking Corgard Tablets, you need to do this
gradually. Your doctor will help you do this.
If you have any further questions on the use of
this medicine, ask you doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Corgard Tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking Corgard Tablets and see a doctor or go
to a hospital straight away if:
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include:
a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling
of your lips, face, throat or tongue
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you have any
of the following side effects:
Common reported side effects
(may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Pain in your chest and feeling weak or dizzy. These
could be signs of heart problems.
• Slow heart rate
• Feeling dizzy or weak. These could be signs of low
blood pressure
Uncommon reported side effects
(may effect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Stomach pain, stomach feels full or tight (bloating),
wind (flatulence), constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion
and loss of appetite
• Changes in behaviour
• Slurred speech
• Cough and blocked nose
• Ringing in the ears
• Headache
• Feeling or being sick
• Breathing problems such as asthma
• Dry mouth, eyes or skin

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Date: 12.2013

• Weight gain
• Sweating
• Difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection, or in
ejaculating (impotence)
• Lack of interest in sexual activities (libido)
Other side effects with frequency not known
(frequency cannot be estimated from available data)
• Feeling nervous, anxious, shaky or sweaty. These could
be signs of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycaemia)
• Inflammation, irritation or swelling caused by blood
flow to the stomach
• Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
• Seeing or hearing things that are not there
(hallucinations), confusion, blurred vision
• Depression and short term memory loss
• High temperature and sore throat
• A cold or numb feeling on your fingers or toes
• Unusual skin sensation such as numbness, tingling,
picking, burning or creeping on the skin
• Hair loss (usually grows back when you stop using the
medicine)
• Changes in your blood cell count shown up on blood
tests. This can lead to skin rashes or feeling weak
Blood tests
The results of some blood tests may show higher levels
of liver enzymes than normal. The blood test may also
show higher levels of white blood cells than normal.
If you get any side effects or if any of the side effects
get serious or last longer than a few days, talk to your
doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. How to store Corgard Tablets
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Do not take Corgard Tablets after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton after ’EXP’. The expiry
date refers to the last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment.
6. Further information
What Corgard Tablets contain:
• Each tablet contains 80mg of the active substance,
nadolol
• The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose
and magnesium stearate
What Corgard Tablets look like and contents of the
pack
Corgard 80mg Tablets are white, capsule-shaped, scored
tablets, engraved with `80' on one side.
They are supplied in cartons of 28 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Sanofi
One Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey
GU1 4YS, UK
Tel: 0845 372 7101
email: uk-medicalinformation@sanofi.com
Manufacturer
Sanofi-aventis Sp. z o.o.
Drug Production and Distribution Plant
ul. Lubelska 52, 35-233 Rzeszów, Poland
This leaflet does not contain all the information about
your medicine. If you have any questions or are not
sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet was revised in December 2013
Corgard is registered trademark.
© Sanofi, 1994-2013

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