Compare Coreg vs. Bystolic

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Coreg
(carvedilol)

Bystolic
(nebivolol)

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.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Bystolic (Nebivolol) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine for people with heart conditions, and has fewer side effects than other beta blockers, but it's expensive. You can't miss doses.
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4.79Coreg
Reviews for Coreg (carvedilol)
53%
of people (All ages) say Coreg (carvedilol) is worth it
46%
say it works well
18%
say it's a big hassle
406 reviews
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Reviews for Bystolic (nebivolol)
53%
Same vs. Coreg (carvedilol)
49%
+3% better vs. Coreg (carvedilol)
18%
Same vs. Coreg (carvedilol)
154 reviews
Have you used Bystolic (nebivolol)?
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Side effects
CoregBystolic
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • High blood sugar 4%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Weight increase 3%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Abnormally slow heartbeat 8%
  • Low blood pressure 6%
  • Headache 1%
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  • Headache 3%
  • Fatigue 1%
  • Nausea 3%
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How it works
CoregBystolic
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.Bystolic (Nebivolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart and making it work less to pump.
Type of medication
CoregBystolic
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
CoregBystolic
  • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
      • Congestive heart failure
      • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
      • Diabetes
      • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
        Detailed Coreg (carvedilol) risks & warnings »
        • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
        • History of asthma
        • History of diabetes
        • Age 65 years or older
        • Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart
        Detailed Bystolic (nebivolol) risks & warnings »
        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 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.

        Food
        CoregBystolic
        • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
        • Take it with food.
        No food related info.
        Upsides and benefits
        CoregBystolic
        • 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.
        • Controls your heart rate to reduce work for your heart.
        • A first-line treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
        • Helps to lower blood pressure if you can't use first-choice treatments or need additional blood pressure control.
        • Many beta blockers can worsen asthma or cause headaches, but Bystolic usually doesn't because it targets the heart more specifically and causes fewer side effects.
        Downsides and risks
        CoregBystolic
        • 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.
        • Not available in less expensive generic form.
        • 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.
        • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
        • You can't miss doses. Stopping Bystolic suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
        Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
        CoregBystolic
        • 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.
        • Can cause headache, dizziness, or feeling short of breath in the first few days.
        • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
        • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
        • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
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