What is Coreg (Carvedilol) used for?
Coreg tablets are available as both brand and generic which both work in the same way. It is a beta blocker with alpha blocking activity used to treat heart failure and treat high blood pressure. It works by decreasing your heart rate. You may need to decrease your dose if your heart rate drops too low. Slowing your heart rate can reduce your risk of experiencing a second heart attack.
Common side effects of Coreg are trouble breathing, shortness of breath, dry eyes, weight gain and dizziness. Coreg should not be discontinued abruptly but should instead be tapered to reduce the effect of worsening coronary artery disease. Coreg can mask the signs of hypoglycemia and should be used with caution in diabetics. Talk to your doctor if you experience serious side effects.
Provide your doctor or pharmacist a list of your prescription drugs to avoid an allergic reaction or drug interactions. Call your doctor if you experience an allergic reaction. If you stop taking Coreg suddenly, you may experience irregular heartbeat. Your doctor will guide you on how to stop taking this medication