Carvedilol belongs to a group of drugs called beta blockers. It is a drug that acts on the heart and blood vessels. It does this by blocking small areas (called beta- adrenergic receptors) where messages sent by certain nerves are received by the heart and blood vessels. As a result, your heart beats slower and with less force. The blood pressure in the veins is reduced and it is easier for your heart to pump blood around your body
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain medical conditions, and sometimes medications can only be used if special care is taken. For this reason, it is important for your doctor to know before you start using carvedilol:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have asthma or other respiratory diseases.
If you have problems with your liver or if you have problems with your kidneys.
If you have low blood pressure or poor circulation.
If you have diabetes
If you have a skin problem called psoriasis.
If you have a condition that causes muscle weakness it is called myasthenia gravis.
If you have been notified that you have a slow heartbeat or heart block (slow, irregular heartbeat).
If you have been told that you have chest pain caused by heart spasms called Prinzmetal angina.
If you are currently taking other medications. This includes any medications you are taking that you can buy without a prescription, herbal medicines and supplements.
If you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine or if you have had another serious allergic reaction.
How to take carvedilol
You can take the tablets with or without food
Carvedilol tablets are available in a variety of concentrations. When you start treatment, your doctor may give you a low strength tablet and then gradually increase the strength of the tablet over several days or weeks.
Take the tablets exactly as directed by your doctor
Before starting maintenance, read the manufacturer' s printed package insert inside the package.
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