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Corgard 80mg Tablets
(nadolol)
Patient Information Leaflet
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
Your medicine is called Corgard 80mg Tablets but will be referred to as
Corgard Tablets throughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1

What Corgard Tablets are and what they are used for

2

What you need to know before you take Corgard Tablets

3

How to take Corgard Tablets

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Corgard Tablets

6

Content of the pack and other 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

What you need to know 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.
Warnings and precautions

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
* Fingolimod - a medicine used for multiple sclerosis
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.

3

How to take Corgard Tablets

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.

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.

Chest pain (angina)
• 40mg (half a tablet) to 160mg (2 tablets) each day

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.

Elderly patients and patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may decide to lower your dose of Corgard Tablets if necessary.

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).
Other medicines and Corgard Tablets
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.

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

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.

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®

Corgard 80mg Tablets
(nadolol)
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
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 your
doctor or pharmacist.

4

5

How to store Corgard Tablets

Expiry Date
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton label or
blister label. If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine, return any
unused medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep this
medicine, if your doctor tells you to. If your medicine becomes discoloured or
shows any other signs of deterioration, consult your pharmacist who will tell
you what to do.
Storage
* Keep out of the sight and reach of children
* Do not store above 25°C

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
* 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.

6

Content of the pack and other information

What Corgard Tablets contain
Each tablet contains 80mg of Nadolol as the active ingredient.
Your medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients:
microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate.
What Corgard Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Corgard tablets are white, biconvex, capsule-shaped tablets, with a score
line on one side and engraved with ‘80’ on the other.
They are available in blister packs of 28 tablets.
Manufacturer and Licence Holder
Corgard are manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis sp. z.o.o., Rzeszow, Poland
and are procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons
Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

POM

PL Number: 15184/1035

Leaflet revision date: 23/07/15
Corgard is a registered trademark of E.R Squibb & Son Limited.

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

Ref: 1035/230715/2/F

Nadolol 80mg Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet
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
Your medicine is called Nadolol 80mg Tablets, but will be referred to as
Nadolol Tablets thoroughout this leaflet.
In this leaflet:
1

What Nadolol Tablets are and what they are used for

2

What you need to know before you take Nadolol Tablets

3

How to take Nadolol Tablets

4

Possible side effects

5

How to store Nadolol Tablets

6

Content of the pack and other information

1

What Nadolol Tablets are and what they are used for

Nadolol 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.
Nadolol 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

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
* Fingolimod - a medicine used for multiple sclerosis
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 Nadolol 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 Nadolol Tablets. If this happens, do
not drive or use any tools or machines.

What you need to know before you take Nadolol
Tablets

Do not take Nadolol Tablets if:
* You are allergic (hypersensitive) to nadolol or any of the other ingredients
of Nadolol 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 Nadolol Tablets.
Warnings and precautions
Take special care with Nadolol 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.
Nadolol 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 Nadolol 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 used
of Beta blockers including Nadolol.
Operations or anaesthetics
Tell your doctor or dentist you are taking Nadolol Tablets if you are going to
have an anaesthetic or an operation (including dental surgery).
Other medicines and Nadolol Tablets
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 Nadolol Tablets can affect the
way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way
Nadolol Tablets work.

3

How to take Nadolol Tablets

Always take Nadolol 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 Nadolol 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 Nadolol Tablets if necessary.
Children
Nadolol Tablets should not be given to children.
If you take more Nadolol Tablets than you should
If you take more Nadolol 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.

Ref: 1035/230715/2/B

Nadolol 80mg Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet (continued)
If you forget to take Nadolol Tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you stop taking Nadolol tablets
Keep taking Nadolol 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 Nadolol 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 your
doctor or pharmacist.

4

5

How to store Nadolol Tablets

Expiry Date
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the carton label or
blister label. If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine, return any
unused medicine to your pharmacist for safe disposal. Only keep this
medicine, if your doctor tells you to. If your medicine becomes discoloured or
shows any other signs of deterioration, consult your pharmacist who will tell
you what to do.
Storage
* Keep out of the sight and reach of children
* Do not store above 25°C

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Nadolol Tablets can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

6

Content of the pack and other information

Stop taking Nadolol 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

What Nadolol Tablets contain
Each tablet contains 80mg of Nadolol as the active ingredient.
Your medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients:
microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate.

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

What Nadolol Tablets look like and contents of the pack
Nadolol tablets are white, biconvex, capsule-shaped tablets, with a score line
on one side and engraved with ‘80’ on the other.
They are available in blister packs of 28 tablets.

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
* 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.

Manufacturer and Licence Holder
Nadolol are manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis sp. z.o.o., Rzeszow, Poland
and are procured from within the EU and repackaged by the Product
Licence Holder: Lexon (UK) Limited, Unit 18, Oxleasow Road, East Moons
Moat, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 0RE.

POM

PL Number: 15184/1035

Leaflet revision date: 23/07/15

Blind or partially sighted?
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Phone Lexon (UK) Limited, Tel: 01527 505414
for help.

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