What should I know before taking this drug
Additional information if any
Brand names and manufacturer
Coreg ( Glaxo smithkline pharmaceuticals)
Caditone ( Kopran)
Carvedilol is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
Common uses of carvedilol
Carvedilol is used to treat high blood pressure, certain types of heart failures, angina pectoris. It is also used to improve heart function after heart attack.
- Hypersensitive to it
- Slow or fast heart beat
- Heart failure
- Bronchial asthma
- Irregular heart beat with out permanent pacemaker
Safety and effectiveness in not established in patients younger than 18 years of old
There is no over all difference between young and older people in terms of safety and effectiveness.
First and second trimester: Carvedilol belongs to FDA pregnancy category C. This means that carvedilol may harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy but potential benefit may warrant use of the drug in pregnant woman despite potential risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Third trimester: Carvedilol belongs to FDA pregnancy category D. This means that carvedilol can harm an unborn baby and cause birth defects if used during pregnancy. Do not use carvedilol with out your doctor consent however its use is justified if the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Carvedilol passes into breast milk and harm nursing baby. Do not use carvedilol with out the consent from your doctor if you are breastfeeding your child.
Doses for carvedilol
For hypertension: 12.5 mg once daily. May increase to 25 mg once daily.
For angina pectoris: 12.5 mg twice daily. May increase to 25 mg twice daily.
In case of overdose of carvedilol contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician.
Over dosage symptoms for carvedilol are
Slow heart beat
Side effects for carvedilol are
- Slow heart beat
- Sexual dysfunction (difficult in orgasm)
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weight gain
- Vision problems
Store carvedilol at room temp (25 degrees C / 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely.