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Do you need a prescription for carvedilol?

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Drug Class: Alpha-Beta Blockers

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Do not use. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Take with food
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
  • If available, read the patient package insert
  • Take with food
  • Take doses regularly, even when feeling well
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Be careful not to stand up too quickly
  • May mask signs of low blood sugar in diabetics
  • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery

What are side effects of Carvedilol?Any warnings while using Carvedilol?Does Carvedilol interact with any drugs?Is Carvedilol contraindicated for any condition?How to use Carvedilol?What if you missed a dose of Carvedilol?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askWho should not take carvedilol?Who should not take carvedilol?You should not take carvedilol if you are allergic to it, or if you have: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema; severe liver disease; or a serious heart condition such as heart block, “sick sinus syndrome,” or slow heart rate (unless you have a pacemaker).

    Precautions

    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Take with food
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Take with food
    • Take doses regularly, even when feeling well
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • Be careful not to stand up too quickly
    • May mask signs of low blood sugar in diabetics
    • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery

    What are side effects of Carvedilol?Any warnings while using Carvedilol?Does Carvedilol interact with any drugs?Is Carvedilol contraindicated for any condition?How to use Carvedilol?What if you missed a dose of Carvedilol?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?Who should not take carvedilol? You should not take carvedilol if you are allergic to it, or if you have: asthma, bronchitis, emphysema; severe liver disease; or a serious heart condition such as heart block, “sick sinus syndrome,” or slow heart rate (unless you have a pacemaker).

    When to take carvedilol? The tablet is usually taken twice a day with food. The extended-release capsule is usually taken once a day in the morning with food. Try to take carvedilol at around the same time(s) every day.

    How long can you take carvedilol? The recommended starting dose of carvedilol is 3.125 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. If tolerated, patients may have their dose increased to 6.25, 12.5, and 25 mg twice daily over successive intervals of at least 2 weeks.

    Does carvedilol affect heart rate? Carvedilol is a beta blocker prescribed to people with heart failure and high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels, slows heart rate, improves the flow of blood, and decreases blood pressure. Side effects of carvedilol may include fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness on standing, fluid retention, diarrhea, high blood sugar, and weight gain.

    Precautions

    Precautions

    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Take with food
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.
    • If available, read the patient package insert
    • Take with food
    • Take doses regularly, even when feeling well
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • Be careful not to stand up too quickly
    • May mask signs of low blood sugar in diabetics
    • Tell doctor/surgeon on drug prior to any surgery

    What are side effects of Carvedilol?Any warnings while using Carvedilol?Does Carvedilol interact with any drugs?Is Carvedilol contraindicated for any condition?How to use Carvedilol?What if you missed a dose of Carvedilol?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?What is carvedilol and it’s side effects? Carvedilol is a beta blocker prescribed to people with heart failure and high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels, slows heart rate, improves the flow of blood, and decreases blood pressure. Side effects of carvedilol may include fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness on standing, fluid retention, diarrhea, high blood sugar, and weight gain.

    Does carvedilol lower pulse? If your chest pain or heart problems get worse after stopping this drug, your doctor may have you start taking it again for a short time. Low heart rate warning: Carvedilol can decrease your heart rate. If your heart rate drops below 55 beats per minute, your doctor may decrease your dosage of this drug.

    Can carvedilol raise blood pressure? 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. 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.

    Does carvedilol make you tired? Since carvedilol is likely to make you feel fatigued and low on energy, be sure you are getting enough rest so your own sleep needs are not contributing to the side effects of the medication. The amount of sleep people need varies from person to person.