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  • Coreg (Carvedilol)

    Coreg (carvedilol) is an alpha and beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival.

  • Carvedilol Oral

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    1.   See interactions with nutritional supplements and food, and how they may increase the effectiveness or reduce side effects with this medicine

    2. Carvedilol

    Pronounced

    "car-VEDD-ih-lol"

    Common brand names:

    Dilatrend, Kredex

    Uses

    Carvedilol is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival if your heart is not pumping well. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

    This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers your heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on your heart. Carvedilol belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha and beta blockers.

    Other Uses

    This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

    This medication may also be used to treat a certain type of irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation).

    How to Use This Medication

    See also Warning section.

    Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking carvedilol and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

    Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily.

    The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

    Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

    For the treatment of high blood pressure, it may take 1 to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

    Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, or you have worsening symptoms of heart failure like increased shortness of breath).


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