Coreg is a beta blocker medication that affects the heart and blood circulation between the arteries and the veins. It is a white, oval shaped tablet with film coating and each tablet comprises of 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg or 25 mg of carvedilol. It also includes few inactive ingredients like hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, titanium oxide, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, lactose, magnesium stearate and sucrose.
Coreg is predominantly used in the treatment of hypertension and also for treating heart failure cases. It can also be used after a heart attack where your heart is not able to pump enough blood and therefore the chances of survival of a person can be improved.
Coreg works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in the body like epinephrine over the heart and blood vessels. With this effect, the heart rate, blood pressure can be lowered.
Coreg can be taken twice daily and is usually taken by mouth. The dosage for every individual depends upon the patient’s age, current health condition and response to the medication. Your physician will start with a lower dosage and gradually increase your dosage strength so as to make it suitable for your body condition.
In order to achieve the best benefits from Coreg, it is better to take it at the same time every day. It might take about one to two weeks to see some improvement when the medication is taken to treat high blood pressure. Even when you notice improvement, it is important to continue taking this medication.
Before starting the course of treatment with Coreg, check for side effects and warnings carefully. Certain common signs of allergic reactions include diarrhea, tiredness, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness and impotence. In order to avert uneasy complications including dizziness and lightheadedness, one should wake up slowly from the bed or from a sitting position.
Contraindications to Coreg
People should not be taking this medication if they have asthma, bronchitis, severe liver disease, chest pain or lowered heart rates. Pregnant and breast feeding women should consult reputed health care professionals before consuming this medication. Certain over the counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins or any other products can easily interact with Coreg. Therefore, it is crucial to notify the doctor in case you are consuming any of these products so as to avert any possible medication interactions.