Nadolol (Corgard) Medicare Coverage

Nadolol
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.

Does Medicare cover Nadolol or Corgard?

Yes! 82% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Nadolol.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.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.

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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 MyRxPlans.com.

Average costs for Nadolol with Medicare drug coverage1

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
$7 – $109 $1 – $68

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.

 

 

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.