Compare Coreg vs. hydrochlorothiazide
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.
- 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.
- Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more.
- A first-choice blood pressure treatment. Works especially well for people of African descent.
- Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure.
- Most people have very few side effects from Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
- Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium.
- 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.
- Makes you urinate more often.
- Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
- It can increase the risk of gout attacks in people with poor kidney function or a history of gout.
- People with a sulfa allergy may be allergic to Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
- Extended release
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- Postural hypotension2%
- Worsened chest pain; increased risk of heart attack and heart rhythm problems
Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
- Worsening heart failure
Congestive heart failure
...and 1 more risk factors
- Masked symptoms of low blood sugar
- Increased risks during surgery
Major surgery requiring anesthesia
- Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
Current electrolyte imbalance
...and 2 more risk factors
- Severe allergic reactions
History of sulfa allergies
History of gout
...and 1 more risk factors
- Vision problems
History of sulfa or penicillin allergies
- Higher blood sugars