For most people with high blood pressure, the recommended starting dose of nadolol is 40 mg once daily. For treating angina, the usual starting dosage is 40 mg once a day. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dosage up to a maximum of 320 mg for high blood pressure treatment or 240 mg for angina treatment.
The dose of nadolol (Corgard®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated (and the severity of that condition)
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Recommended Nadolol DosingFor most people, the starting dosage for high blood pressure treatment is 40 mg of nadolol once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to a maximum of 320 mg once daily. For treating angina (chest pain), the starting dose is usually 40 mg once daily, and the maximum dosage is 240 mg once daily. Lower dosages may be recommended for people with kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking nadolol, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you about how to safely stop taking this medication. It is usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over a period of time, with careful monitoring, and to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping nadolol.