The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Coreg.
Coreg is a beta-blocker drug that is used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. This medication can help those whose hearts cannot pump blood well enough on it's own due to a heart attack. It can improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, and slowing the patient's heart beat.
This medication can be taken as a tablet orally. When taking the tablet, food should also be ingested to slow down the absorption rate. Also be sure not to crush, smash, or cut the tablet. It should be taken as a whole. The dosage should at first be low, and then gradually be increased by your doctor as needed. Even after taking Coreg, do not stop if you begin to feel well. A sudden lack of this medication can cause serious heart problems. Coreg can make the patient feel tired, dizzy, or lightheaded. Do not take Coreg within two hours of drinking an alcoholic beverage or taking a medication that has alcohol in it. Do not take too many tablets at one time, unless it is hours before the recommended next dosage.
If hives, rashes, itching, weight gain, shortness of breath, or swelling of the arms, feet, hands, or ankles occurs, you should stop taking this prescription immediately, and call your doctor. Coreg may cause a rise in blood sugar. If you experience symptoms of high blood sugar such as extreme thirst or hunger, weakness, blurred vision, or frequent urination you should get to a doctor immediately. In case of accidental overdose, call poison control.
||Tablet Taken Orally
||Room temperature away from heat or moisture, and in original container. Do not store in bathroom.
||Patients with asthma, second or third-degree AV block, sick sinus syndrome, severe hepatic impairment, cardiogenic shock, severe bradycardia, or a history of a serious hypersensitivity reaction.
What is Carvedilol?
Carvedilol is the generic form of Coreg and can be purchased as a cheaper alternative to save money on your medication. The same ingredients are used in the manufacturing of the brand name version of this drug as in Carvedilol.