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Nadolol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to nadolol: oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, nadolol may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking nadolol, check with your doctor immediately:

Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • dilated neck veins
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • extreme fatigue
  • irregular breathing
  • lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • paleness or cold feeling in fingertips and toes
  • shortness of breath
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • sweating
  • swelling of face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tingling or pain in fingers or toes when exposed to cold
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • weight gain
  • wheezing
Rare
  • Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • changes in behavior
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • noisy breathing
  • slurred speech
  • tightness in chest

Minor Side Effects

Some nadolol side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Rare
  • Bloated
  • continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth, eyes, or skin
  • excess air or gas in stomach or intestines
  • full feeling
  • gas in stomach
  • hair loss, thinning of hair
  • headache
  • hearing loss
  • heartburn
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • itching skin
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • passing gas
  • rash
  • relaxed and calm
  • sleepiness
  • stomach pain
  • stomach soreness or discomfort
  • stuffy nose
  • vomiting
  • weight loss

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to nadolol: compounding powder, oral tablet

General

The most common adverse reactions were bradycardia, cardiac failure, rhythm/conduction disturbances, symptoms of peripheral vascular insufficiency, hypotension, dizziness, and fatigue.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Heart rate less than 60 beats per minute (bpm), heart rate less than 40 bpm, cardiac failure, rhythm/conduction disturbances, symptoms of peripheral vascular insufficiency usually of the Raynaud type, hypotension
Frequency not reported: First degree and third degree heart block, cold extremities[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paresthesias, sedation, headache, slurred speech, tinnitus
Frequency not reported: Lightheadedness[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Fatigue[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, constipation, vomiting, indigestion, bloating, flatulence, dry mouth[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, pruritus, dry skin, sweating, facial swelling
Frequency not reported: Reversible alopecia[Ref]

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Cough, nasal stuffiness, bronchospasm[Ref]

Metabolic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia, weight gain
Frequency not reported: Hypoglycemia[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry eyes, blurred vision[Ref]

Psychiatric

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Change in behavior
Frequency not reported: Insomnia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Impotence or decreased libido[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Corgard (nadolol)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.

It is possible that some side effects of nadolol may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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