Prescription Drug Coverage

Nadolol (Corgard) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Nadolol (Corgard). Learn more about Nadolol and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Corgard

Brand name: Nadolol

Typical dosage: 20mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Nadolol is a beta blocker medication used to treat chest pain and high blood pressure. Nadolol is available as a brand name or generic and comes as an oral tablet.

Nadolol is typically used to treat high blood pressure and/or long-term chest pain called angina. Nadolol is a beta blocker that helps reduce blood pressure by relaxing your blood vessels. This can also help relieve chest pain related to angina.

Nadolol is typically taken once daily. The brand name equivalent of Nadolol is called Corgard.

Nadolol is typically well tolerated, but can cause side effects of fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath.

How much does Nadolol cost with Medicare?

Nadolol coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Nadolol?

According to GoodRx, 85% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Nadolol in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Nadolol include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Nadolol. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

Suddenly stopping Nadolol after taking it regularly can be dangerous. Stopping Nadolol suddenly can lead to severe chest pain and even heart attack. If you decide to stop taking Nadolol, your doctor will help you slowly stop it.

If you experience any severe chest pains or other heart problems, call your doctor right away.

Asthma and other airway diseases can become worse after starting Nadolol. Tell your doctor if you experience any symptoms of asthma including shortness of breath, wheezing or airway tightening.

Nadolol can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar closely.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.


Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Nadolol. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.