Compare Coreg vs. Betapace

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Coreg
(carvedilol)

Betapace
(sotalol)

Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Coreg (Carvedilol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and you can't miss doses.Coming soon.
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4.79Coreg
Reviews for Coreg
53%
of people (All ages) say Coreg is worth it
46%
say it works well
18%
say it's a big hassle
406 reviews
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Side effects
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  • Dizziness 13%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Hyperglycemia 4%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Weight increase 3%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Bradycardia 8%
  • Hypotension 6%
  • Headache 1%
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How it works
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Coreg (Carvedilol) is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
CoregBetapace
  • Atrial Arrhythmia Ventricular Arrhythmia
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
  • Diabetes
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
Detailed Coreg (carvedilol) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Food
    CoregBetapace
    • Take it with food.
    • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
    No food related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    CoregBetapace
    • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
    • A first-choice treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
    • For people with severe heart failure, Carvedilol lowers the risk of worsening heart failure, hospitalization, and sudden death.
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    Downsides and risks
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    • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
    • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
    • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
    • You can't miss doses. Stopping Carvedilol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CoregBetapace
    • Take it with food.
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
    • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
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