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Coreg Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Coreg is in a group of drugs known as beta-blockers. It affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).

Coreg Dosage

  • For the treatment of Hypertension, the usual starting dose is 6.25 milligrams and you should be taken twice a day with food.
  • For the treatment of Congestive Heart Failure, the usual starting dose is 3.125 milligrams twice a day with food.

Uses of Coreg

  • Coreg is used to treat heart failure and hypertension.
  • It is also used to treat or prevent heart attack.

Side Effects of Coreg

Before taken Coreg medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Coreg. Side effects may include:

  • Anemia
  • Back pain
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fainting
  • Headache
  • Increased blood sugar levels
  • Joint pain
  • Low blood pressure,
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Coreg:

  • You should tell your doctor if you have a history of allergic reactions to any substance or are allergic to carvedilol or any other drugs.
  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications especially cimetidine, clonidine, cyclosporine, digoxin, diltiazem, fluoxetine, insulin, oral medications for diabetes, paroxetine, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you have or have ever had asthma or another lung disease; blood vessel disease; heart, kidney, or liver disease; diabetes; pheochromocytoma; or an overactive thyroid gland, then you should tell your doctor.
  • You should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant. If you become pregnant while you are taking carvedilol, you should call your doctor immediately.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Coreg with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Coreg with the following:

  • Cyclosporine
  • Diabetes pills
  • Digoxin
  • Fluoxetine
  • Insulin
  • Paroxetine
  • Quinidine
  • Reserpine
  • Rifampin
Overdose

After taken Coreg if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Coreg overdose include

  • Uneven heartbeats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bluish-colored fingernails
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fainting, or seizure


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