December 19, 2014
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Apo-Nadol

(nadolol)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00782475 APO-NADOL 160MG TABLET
00782505 APO-NADOL 40MG TABLET
00782467 APO-NADOL 80MG TABLET

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How does Apo-Nadol work? What will it do for me?

Nadolol belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. It is used to prevent symptoms of angina (chest pain) and to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. It works by relaxing blood vessels and reducing the demands on the heart.

When used to treat high blood pressure, it may be used alone or in combination with other medications.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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How should I use Apo-Nadol?

The recommended adult dose of nadolol ranges from 40 mg to 320 mg in one daily dose, with or without food.

For the treatment of angina pectoris or high blood pressure, the recommended starting dose is 80 mg once daily. If the desired response is not achieved after one week, your doctor may increase the daily dose by 80 mg in weekly intervals (e.g., in Week 1, the dose is 80 mg; in Week 2, the dose is 160 mg; etc.).

The maximum recommended daily dose is 240 mg for treatment of angina pectoris and 320 mg for treatment of high blood pressure.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Apo-Nadol come in?

40 mg
Each round, white, biconvex tablet, scored and identified "APO" over "N40" on one side, contains nadolol 40 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.

80 mg
Each round, white, biconvex tablet, scored and identified "APO" over "N80" on one side, contains nadolol 80 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.

160 mg
Each blue, capsule-shaped, biconvex tablet, scored and identified "APO 160" on one side, contains nadolol 160 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Blue No. 2, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.

Who should NOT take Apo-Nadol?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to nadolol or any ingredients of the medication
  • are being treated with anesthetics that reduce the function of the heart (e.g., ether)
  • are in cardiogenic shock
  • have a severely slow heart rate
  • have allergic rhinitis
  • have asthma or a history of obstructive airway disease
  • have right ventricular failure caused by pulmonary hypertension
  • have serious heart block
  • have uncontrolled congestive heart failure

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