Compare Labetalol vs. Coreg

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

Trandate
(labetalol)

Coreg
(carvedilol)

Coming soon.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.
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Reviews for Coreg
53%
+14% better vs. Labetalol
46%
-13% worse vs. Labetalol
18%
+18% better vs. Labetalol
406 reviews
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Side effects
LabetalolCoreg

We haven’t found good data for Labetalol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Labetalol »
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Hyperglycemia 4%
  • Diarrhea 6%
  • Weight increase 3%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Bradycardia 8%
  • Hypotension 6%
  • Headache 1%
More Coreg side effects »
How it works
LabetalolCoreg
Coming soon.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.
Type of medication
LabetalolCoreg
Prescription only
Available as
LabetalolCoreg
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
LabetalolCoreg
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
LabetalolCoreg
    Coming soon.
    • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
    • Diabetes
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
    Detailed Coreg (carvedilol) 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
    LabetalolCoreg
    No food related info.
    • Take it with food.
    • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
    Upsides and benefits
    LabetalolCoreg
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Downsides and risks
    LabetalolCoreg
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    LabetalolCoreg
    Coming soon
    • 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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