Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular



Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.
How it works

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.

What to expect when you take Coreg (carvedilol) for Lowers blood pressure

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Side effect rates for Coreg (carvedilol)

1604 From clinical trials of Coreg / High blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormally slow heartbeat
  • Positional low blood pressure
  • Sleep difficulty
  • Diarrhea

Risks and Warnings for Coreg (carvedilol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)

    Do not stop taking Coreg (Carvedilol) suddenly without consulting your doctor as chest pain or angina may become increased. Stopping Coreg (Carvedilol) suddenly may start a heart attack or cause problems in your heartbeat rhythm. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in stopping this medication.

Common concerns from people taking Coreg (carvedilol)

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  • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
  • Take it with food.
  • it's recommended to take it with food; it can cause swelling and weight gain.
  • I feel it has caused weight gain that I am unable to lose with diet and exercise.