Can You Get a Corgard Prescription Online?
If you have chest pain (angina) or high blood pressure (hypertension), you may have heard about Corgard or its generic name, nadolol. How much do you know about Corgard? Can you get a Corgard prescription online?
Before we discuss if you can buy Corgard online, let’s talk about what it is, how it works, the benefits and side effects, and other considerations and precautions of Corgard. Then we’ll talk about if you can get a Corgard prescription online.
What is Corgard?
Corgard is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers help lower blood pressure and reduce chest pain. By reducing chest pain, Corgard can improve your ability to exercise without experiencing chest pain.
How Does Corgard Work?
Beta-blockers like Corgard prevent natural chemicals in your body (like adrenaline) from acting on your blood vessels or heart. This helps to reduce your heart rate and the force of its contractions and reduces blood pressure by relaxing the muscles that surround blood vessels.
Corgard Dosage and Treatment
Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions, since Corgard dosage may vary depending on your health condition. A typical starting dose of Corgard is 40 mg per day. Maintenance doses usually range from 40-80 mg per day but may be as high as 240-320 mg per day.
Benefits of Corgard
Corgard reduces blood pressure and chest pain. Lowered blood pressure decreases your risk for heart attack, kidney problems, or stroke. Decreased chest pain may allow you to exercise more and without chest pain.
Side Effects of Corgard
Like any medication, there is a risk of side effects with Corgard. Not everybody will experience side effects and those that do typically experience mild ones, although there is always the potential for serious side effects. Corgard side effects may include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Sore throat
- Upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, or vomiting
- Cold hands or feet (especially if you smoke)
- Hair loss
- Shortness of breath
- Mood or mental change (like depression or confusion)
- Bluish toes, fingers, or nails
- Decreased sexual ability
- Tingling or numbness
- Vision change
- Swelling of feet or ankles
- Unexpected weight gain
- Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
Considerations and Precautions of Corgard
While Corgard is safe for most people, it isn’t appropriate for everybody. Always talk to your doctor about your current medications and past and present medical history to reduce the risk of serious complications.
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Corgard may cause serious problems if taken with other medications. In some cases, the two medications should not be taken together. In other cases, dosage changes or frequent monitoring may be required.
Always tell your doctor about all medications you take, including over the counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Be especially sure to mention if you take any of the following:
- Diltiazem (Tiazac; Cardizem; Dilacor)
- Amiodarone (Cordarone)
- Verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Isoptin, Covera)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Alpha blockers like prazosin
- Other beta blockers like atenolol
- Neuromuscular blocking agents like tubocurarine
- Diuretics (water pills) like furosemide
- Opioid cough or pain relievers like hydrocodone or codeine
- Drugs for sleep or anxiety like lorazepam, alprazolam, zolpidem
- Antihistamines like diphenhydramine or cetirizine
- Muscle relaxants like cyclobenzaprine or carisoprodol
- NSAIDs like naproxen (Aleve) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
- Cough or cold medications
Other Corgard Precautions
Not everybody should take Corgard. Make sure to tell your doctor about all your health conditions, especially:
- Very slow heartbeat
- Severe heart failure
- Breathing problems
- Severe allergic reactions
- Blood circulation problems
- Kidney disease
- Low blood flow to the brain or heart
- Heart problems
- Mood or mental disorders
- Skin conditions
- Muscle problems
- Overactive thyroid
- Pheochromocytoma (a type of tumor)
Can You Buy Corgard Online?
In the United States, federal law requires people to talk to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, including Corgard. Therefore, any website claiming they can ship Corgard to you without talking to a doctor first is skirting the law.
Luckily, there is still a way to buy Corgard online. With telemedicine companies like PlushCare, you can have a video or phone appointment with a licensed doctor. If the doctor decides that Corgard or another prescription is the best choice for you, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy, where you pick it up when it’s ready.
To get a Corgard prescription online, just click here or call (888) 319-2341. You can make an appointment any time of day, any day of the year. At your appointment time, you’ll discuss your current medications, past and present medical history, and current complaints. Then, the doctor will decide if Corgard is right for you, and if so, they’ll send the prescription to your preferred pharmacy.
It’s that easy to buy Corgard online. Just call us at (888) 319-2341 or click here to get started.
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