Coreg (carvedilol) is a medication prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and certain types of heart rhythm disorders. It is a beta-blocker, which works by blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in the body, such as epinephrine, on the heart and blood vessels. This action helps to lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and reduce the workload on the heart.
Coreg is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and congestive heart failure. It is also used to treat certain types of irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter). It is also used to improve survival after a heart attack.
Common side effects of Coreg include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, tiredness, drowsiness, blurred vision, and decreased sex drive. More serious side effects include chest pain, slow or irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, swelling of the hands and feet, and difficulty breathing.
Coreg contains the active ingredient carvedilol. It is also known by its generic name, Carvedilol.
Coreg is available in tablet form in doses of 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg. It is usually taken once or twice daily, with or without food. It is important to take Coreg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking Coreg without talking to your doctor first.
It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
If you experience any of the more serious side effects listed above, contact your doctor immediately. Do not take more or less of the medication than prescribed. Do not stop taking Coreg without talking to your doctor first.