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Carvedilol 6.25

carvedilol 6.25

What is carvedilol?

Carvedilol oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Coreg. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, a generic drug may not be available in every strength or form as a brand-name version.

Carvedilol also comes as an extended-release oral capsule.

Why it's used

Carvedilol oral tablet is used to treat high blood pressure. It can also improve how well your heart works if you’ve had a heart attack or if you have heart failure.

  • This drug is approved to treat:
  • heart failure
  • left ventricular dysfunction (a heart function problem) after a heart attack
  • high blood pressure

How it works

  • Carvedilol belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
  • It isn’t fully understood how carvedilol works to treat high blood pressure or improve heart function. However, it is known that carvedilol improves the workload of your heart, exercise-induced high heart rate, and high heart rate upon standing. It also widens your blood vessels, which helps to decrease your blood pressure
  • Carvedilol may interact with other medications

  • Carvedilol oral tablet can interact with other medications, herbs, or vitamins you might be taking. That’s why your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. If you’re curious about how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Note: You can reduce your chances of drug interactions by having all of your prescriptions filled at the same pharmacy. That way, a pharmacist can check for possible drug interactions.
  • Carvedilol warnings

  • This drug comes with several warnings.

More common side effects

The more common side effects that can occur with carvedilol oral tablet include:

  • dizziness
  • unusual tiredness
  • low blood pressure
  • diarrhea
  • high blood sugar
  • lack of energy or weakness
  • slower heart rate
  • weight gain
  • changes in sex drive or performance
  • dry eyes
  • dry, itchy skin
  • headache
  • nausea

Allergy warning

Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • rash or hives
  • itching
  • blistering or peeling skin
  • fever
  • problems breathing or chest tightness
  • swelling of your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat
  • If you have a history of severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to different allergens, you’re at a higher risk of having the same reaction to beta-blockers. Tell your doctor about all of your allergies before starting this medication.
  • Don’t take this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again could be fatal (cause death).

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