Generic Name : Carvedilol Pronunciation : kar-VE-dil-ol Therapeutic Classification : Beta- Adrenergic Blockers ICD Code : Y51.7
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international- Coreg, Coreg CR. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an alpha- and beta-blocker, prescribed for heart failure and high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decreases blood pressure. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Hypersensitivity; severe chronic heart failure, bronchial asthma or similar conditions, severe liver damage.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Oral- Hypertension- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg once daily increased to 25 mg once daily after 2 days. Alternatively, initial dose of 6.25 mg bid increased to 12.5 mg bid after 1-2 wk, increased further if necessary to 50 mg once daily or in divided doses. Elderly: 12.5 mg once daily.
Angina pectoris- Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg bid increased to 25 mg bid after 2 days.
Heart failure- Adult: Initially, 3.125 mg bid, doubled to 6.25 mg bid after 2 wk if tolerated, then gradually increased to the max dose the patient can tolerate at intervals of not <2 wk. Max dose: >85 kg: 50 mg bid; <85 kg: 25 mg bid.
Left ventricular dysfunction post myocardial infarction- Adult: Initially: 6.25 mg bid, if tolerated, after 3-10 days, increase to 12.5 mg bid and then to a target dose of 25 mg bid. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken twice a day with food. Warnings and Precautions :
*Avoid abrupt withdrawal sometimes heart attack may occur if you suddenly stop it.
*It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
*Caution needed during pregnancy and lactation. Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, fatigue, headache, lightheadedness, disorientation, fainting.
Heart- Chest pain, irregular or unusually slow heartbeat.
Eye- Dry eyes, persistent or severe vision changes.
Miscellaneous- Change in the amount of urine produced, fever, sudden, unusual weight gain; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding.
*Monitor blood pressure regularly. Storage Conditions :
Store below 30°C.keep away from children.
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