Corzide

Generic name: Nadolol with bendroflumethiazide.

Corzide is a thiazide diuretic and beta-blocker combination. It works to reduce blood pressure. 

Quick Facts About Corzide

Purpose

Used to treat high blood pressure.

Corzide Dosage

Must take regularly for Corzide to be effective. May take several weeks before the full effect of the medication is observed. Can take with or without food.

  • Usual adult dose: one Corzide 40/5 milligram tablet per day, or one 80/5 milligram tablet per day.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless within 8 hours of the next dose. In that case, do not take missed dose; go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Corzide Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

abdominal irritation, central nervous system depression, coma, extremely slow heartbeat, heart failure, lethargy, low blood pressure, wheezing. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: asthma-like symptoms, changes in heart rhythm, cold hands and feet, dizziness, fatigue, low blood pressure, low potassium levels, slow heartbeat.

Less common or rare side Corzide side effects: abdominal discomfort, anemia, bloating, blurred vision, certain types of irregular heartbeat, change in behavior, constipation, cough, diarrhea, dry eyes, dry mouth, dry skin, facial swelling, gas, headache, heart failure, hepatitis, impotence, indigestion, inflammation of the pancreas, itching, loss of appetite, lowered sex drive, muscle spasm, nasal stuffiness, nausea, rash, ringing in ears, sedation, sensitivity to light, slurred speech, sweating, tingling or pins and needles, vertigo, vomiting, weakness, weight gain, wheezing, yellowed eyes and skin.

Interactions

Inform your doctor before combining Corzide with:

Amphotericin B; antidepressant drugs such as Nardil and Parnate; antidiabetic drugs such as Micronase; antigout drugs such as Benemid; barbiturates such as Phenobarbital; blood thinners such as Coumadin; blood pressure drugs such as Diupres and Ser-Ap-Es; calcium salt; Cholestyramine (Questran); Colestipol (Colestid); Diazoxide (Proglycem); digitalis medications such as Lanoxin; Lithium (Lithonate); Methenamine (Mandelamine); narcotics such as Percocet; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Naprosyn, and Nuprin; other antihypertensives such as Vasotec; steroid medications such as Prednisone; Sulfinpyrazone (Anturane).

Do not drink alcohol with this medication; it may intensify the effects of alcohol.

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Appears in breast milk; could affect a nursing baby.

Doctor will prescribe amount based on seniors’ particular needs.

Not generally prescribed for children.

  • May impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Do not take part in any activity that requires alertness.
  • Should not take if you have: active congestive heart failure, bronchial asthma, certain heartbeat, emphysema, inability to urinate, inadequate blood supply to the circulatory system, kidney or liver disease, slow heartbeat, or sensitivity or allergic reaction to Corzide.
  • Monitor pulse rate. Corzide can cause heartbeat to slow.
  • May mask symptoms of low blood sugar or altered blood sugar levels.
  • Notify your doctor or dentist that you are taking Corzide before surgery or in an emergency situation.

Note:

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