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What is carvedilol?

What is carvedilol?

Sympathetic blocker: Hi. Carvedilol is a alpha-1/non-selective beta receptor antagonist. It is a good drug for CHF, angina, high blood pressure, and pulse control. Blocking alpha-1 receptors lessens arterial vascular tone and lowers after load. Blocking beta-1 receptors slows heart rate, diminishes cardiac contractility, and decreases myocardial oxygen demand. Blocking beta-2 receptors is not desirable; it's syd efect ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Coreg (Definition)

Coreg is an alpha/beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: coreg (carvedilol)?

Carvidilol: It is a type of beta blocker used in hypertension treatment. It has Alpha and beta blocking properties that are effective in lowering blood pressure. ...Read more

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Took extra double dose of carvedilol by mistake should there be concern?

Took extra double dose of carvedilol by mistake should there be concern?

Usually not: Many patients tolerate high doses of carvedilol. If you are not feeling dizzy or lightheaded for the next several hours, I recommend lying down and taking it easy. The effects will start to wane in several hours. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Is it better to take carvedilol in the morning or evening? What time of the day gives the better effect of this medication?

Depends: Coreg (carvedilol) immediate release should be taken twice daily. Coreg (carvedilol) cr is taken once daily with food. The best time of day to schedule medication is based on compatibility with other prescriptions, personal history of medical compliance and lifestyle. You can discuss concerns with primary care provider and pharmicist. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of carvedilol?

What are the side-effects of carvedilol?

Many!: Most are not serious and may be a desired effect. Slowing of the heart rate to make pumping of the heart more efficient, as does lowering BP which the drug dose. At high doses it can cause bronchospasm of the airways, so use with caution with asthmatics. In men, it can cause ed, although in a minority of patients. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Carvedilol (Definition)

Carvedilol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more