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What does Carvedilol treat?
Carvedilol is a medication prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure. It’s also prescribed to prevent and treat heart attacks. This comes under the class of alpha and beta blockers. This acts by blocking natural substances like epinephrine in the body which strain the heart. It lowers the blood pressure and this automatically brings down the risk of strokes, kidney problems and heart attacks. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Carvedilol dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Make sure you take this medication along with food. Do let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breast-feeding. This medication is not to be used when pregnant.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless your doctor specifically asks you to.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Carvedilol is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Carvedilol.
It may interact with:
- Fluoxetine Hcl
It may also interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antidepressants, and ACE inhibitors. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Carvedilol might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
The side effects may include insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, weakness, tiredness, diarrhea, impotence, and dry eyes. Besides these, there could be other side effects too.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Carvedilol
- Can I take Carvedilol along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Carvedilol?
- What is the dosage of Carvedilol to be consumed?
- How should I use Carvedilol?
- How will Carvedilol work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Carvedilol be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Carvedilol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.