Nadolol is a beta blocker which is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and angina pectoris (chest pain).
This type of medication works by slowing the patients heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels in order to create less stress on the heart. Nadolol is taken orally in the form of tablets, usually once a day, with or without food.
Common side effects associated with this type of drug include dizziness, lightheadedness and extreme fatigue. Some of the more severe side effects include shortness of breath, severe weight gain and swelling. If you are experiencing any of the more severe side effects, contact your doctor or other health care professional for immediate assistance.
Occasionally, doctors may prescribe Nadolol to prevent migraines, to control an irregular heartbeat or to treat tremors associated with Parkinsons disease .