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What Is Nadolol Used For?

How Does Nadolol Work?

Nadolol belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Stress hormones (such as adrenaline) bind to these receptors and cause certain reactions in the body, such as:
By blocking beta receptors, nadolol causes the reverse effect of stress hormones. It decreases the heart rate, blood pressure, and the workload of the heart. This means that the heart requires less blood and oxygen to work properly.

Can Children or Teens Use It?

This drug is not approved for use in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using nadolol in children.

Off-Label Uses of Nadolol

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend nadolol for something other than high blood pressure or angina. Sometimes, nadolol might be used off-label for the following uses:
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