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Carvedilol Side Effect

carvedilol side effect

What is carvedilol?

  • 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.

How should I take carvedilol?

Take carvedilol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. 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.

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.

If you are switched from carvedilol tablets to carvedilol extended-release capsules (Coreg CR), your daily total dose of this medicine may be higher or lower than before. Older adults may be more likely to become dizzy or feel faint when switching from tablets to extended-release capsules. Follow your doctor's instructions.

How to use Carvedilol

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.

Common SIDE EFFECTS

  • If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression
  • Abnormally Low Blood Pressure
  • Blood Pressure Drop Upon Standing
  • Chest Pain
  • Dizzy
  • Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less

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