Generic Name : CARVEDILOL ABSTRACT – Carvedilol is a well-recommended ‘non-cardioselective’ beta blocker drug that is used to treat...
Carvedilol is a well-recommended ‘non-cardioselective’ beta blocker drug that is used to treat various heart conditions, such as hypertension and heart failure. It is also used to stabilize heart pumping back to regular pacing after a failure or an attack. As a beta blocker, that is generally advertised as Coreg, this drug works by affecting the heart and blood circulation rapidly and effectively.
- Carvedilol is to be taken as directed by the doctors. The strength of this drug’s prescribed dosage may vary from patient to patient. Follow doctor’s instructions very carefully as to how much to be consumed.
- Continue the drug as per the prescription, even after symptoms vary.
- The oral tablet is to be consumed whole, preferably with food.
- Patient may sprinkle capsule’s contents over sweet syrupy food for easier swallowing and digestion.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet/capsule – 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Angina pectoris
- Visual disturbance
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Chest congestion
- Swelling in various body parts
- Difficulty in breathing
- Slow palpitations
- Weight gain
- Back pain
- Dry eyes
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Rapid weight gain
- High blood pressure
SHORT-TERM SIDE EFFECTS:
- Affects the pupils before a cataract surgery
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Carvedilol has major interactions with 77 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Carvedilol has moderate interactions with 881 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor with detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Let them know especially in case of allergies, diabetes, angina, liver or kidney disease, thyroid disorders, tumors in the adrenal gland or other health problems such as Raynaud’s syndrome.