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Coreg

(Carvedilol)

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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.
  • 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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Side effects for Coreg (Carvedilol)

From clinical trials of Coreg / High blood pressure ( 1604)

  • DizzinessDizziness6% for Carvedilol vs.5% for placebo
  • Abnormally slow heartbeatAbnormally slow heartbeat2% for Carvedilol vs.0% for placebo
  • Positional low blood pressurePositional low blood pressure2% for Carvedilol vs.0% for placebo
  • Sleep difficultySleep difficulty2% for Carvedilol vs.1% for placebo
  • DiarrheaDiarrhea2% for Carvedilol vs.1% for placebo
  • Leg or ankle swellingLeg or ankle swelling1% for Carvedilol vs.0% for placebo
  • ThrombocytopeniaThrombocytopenia1% for Carvedilol vs.0% for placebo
  • High blood triglyceridesHigh blood triglycerides1% for Carvedilol vs.0% for placebo

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

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

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.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Coreg (Carvedilol)

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Food
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Take it with food.
  • it's recommended to take it with food; it can cause swelling and weight gain.
    Age: 66
    Gender: Woman
    Duration taken: Two years or more
Weight gain or loss
  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • You may notice worsening symptoms of heart failure if your prescriber decides to increase your dosage of Coreg (Carvedilol). Tell your doctor if you noticed increased swelling around your legs or ankles, sudden weight gain or sudden shortness of breath as they may make changes to your medications for heart failure.
  • it's recommended to take it with food; it can cause swelling and weight gain.
    Age: 66
    Gender: Woman
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • I feel it has caused weight gain that I am unable to lose with diet and exercise.
    Age: 51
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Heart failure
    Duration taken: Two years or more