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Coratol side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Coratol: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
new or worsening chest pain;
slow or uneven heartbeats;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; or
a cold feeling in your hands and feet.
Common Coratol side effects may include:
feeling tired; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How to take it
Coratol does not usually upset your tummy, so you can take it with or without food. It's best to do the same each day.
Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water.
If you find them difficult to swallow, some brands have a score line to help you break the tablet in half. Check the information leaflet for your brand to see if you can do this.
If you're taking Coratol as a liquid, it'll come with a plastic syringe or spoon to help you measure out the right dose.
If you do not have one, ask your pharmacist for one. Do not use a kitchen teaspoon as it will not give you the right amount of medicine.
Warnings for people with certain health conditions
For people with asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Generally, people with asthma or COPD shouldn’t take Coratol. A doctor may still prescribe it, but only in small doses with careful monitoring. Coratol works to block beta receptors on cells in the heart. But at higher doses, Coratol can block different types of beta receptors found in breathing passages. Blocking these receptors can lead to narrowing of breathing passages, making asthma or COPD worse.
For people with diabetes: Coratol may mask important signs of low blood sugar, including shaking and increased heart rate. Without these signals, it becomes more difficult to recognize dangerously low blood sugar levels.
For people with poor circulation: If you have poor circulation in your feet and hands, you may have worse symptoms when taking Coratol. Coratol reduces blood pressure, so you might not get as much blood to your hands and feet.
Coratol is a prescription drug. It comes as a tablet you take by mouth.
Coratol is available as the brand-name drug Tenormin. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
What if I forget to take it?
If you forget to take a dose of Coratol, take it as soon as you remember, unless it's nearly time for your next dose. In this case, just leave out the missed dose and take your next dose as normal.
Never take 2 doses at the same time. Do not take an extra dose to make up for a forgotten one.
If you often forget doses, it may help to set an alarm to remind you.
You could also ask your pharmacist for advice on other ways to help you remember to take your medicine.
Chronic studies employing oral Coratol performed in animals have revealed the occurrence of vacuolation of epithelial cells of Brunner's glands in the duodenum of both male and female dogs at all tested dose levels of Coratol (starting at 15 mg/kg/day or 7.5 times the maximum recommended human antihypertensive dose*) and increased incidence of atrial degeneration of hearts of male rats at 300 but not 150 mg Coratol/kg/day (150 and 75 times the maximum recommended human antihypertensive dose,* respectively).
*Based on the maximum dose of 100 mg/day in a 50 kg patient.
Rated Coratol for Hypertension Report
I don't want to change it all now for about 19 years and I haven't had no problems with it I tried to get off it and I begged my doctor's appointment back on it because I felt really weird best medicine help me very much and I wouldn't ask to change a thing about it
Rated Coratol for Unstable Angina Report
I was put on 1/2 25mg tablet for skipped painful heartbeat I don't know what u call that and a high heart rate it stopped the pain in the heart but has caused severe depression while on antidepressants severe pain in all my joints knees elbows shoulders and muscles and now as of tonight itching and sore spots on my tongue and nausea I am going to discontinue this drug and will contact my doctor in the am. In my opinion this can be a dangerous drug severe depression my poor husband would agree not good for me. Itching burning itching of my shin. So please be advised because they said no rash or joint pain i say severe side affects for me.