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Carvedilol 12.5 Mg

carvedilol 12.5 mg

What is carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)?

  • Carvedilol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
  • Carvedilol is used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used after a heart attack that has caused your heart not to pump as well.
  • Carvedilol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty brathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

  • Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • slow or uneven heartbeats;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain, feeling short of breath (even with mild exertion);
  • cold feeling or numbness in your fingers or toes;
  • chest pain, dry cough, wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing; or
  • high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss).

Common side effects may include:

  • weakness, dizziness;
  • diarrhea;
  • dry eyes;
  • tired feeling; or
  • weight gain.
  • 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.

What is the most important information I should know about carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)?

You should not take carvedilol if you have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, severe liver disease, or a serious heart condition such as heart block, "sick sinus syndrome," or slow heart rate (unless you have a pacemaker).

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)?

You should not take carvedilol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • asthma, bronchitis, emphysema;
  • severe liver disease; or
  • a serious heart condition such as heart block, "sick sinus syndrome," or slow heart rate (unless you have a pacemaker).

How should I take carvedilol (Coreg, Coreg CR)?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Carvedilol works best if you take it with food.

You may open the carvedilol capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of pudding or applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

Take carvedilol at the same time every day. Do not skip doses or stop taking carvedilol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.

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