Coreg

Coreg Medication Information:

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Generic is available for less money: Generic Carvedilol

Coreg medication comes in several different strengths; click on the strength you need to view prices from pharmacies competing to earn your business.

Coreg 3.125 mg
Coreg 6.250 mg
Coreg 12.500 mg
Coreg 25 mg

General Information

Coreg is a brand name for the drug Carvedilol. It is a beta-blocker drug used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, left ventricle dysfunction, and as a preventative medication for and treatment of heart attacks.

How does Coreg work & What does it do?

Coreg belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, also known as beta-blockers. Beta-blockers aid in decreasing the blood and oxygen needed by the heart by reducing the stress placed on it. They also help to regulate the beats of the heart.

Doctors often times prescribe Coreg to prevent congestive heart failure from worsening. It is also used in the treatment of left ventricular dysfunction after a patient suffers from a heart attack. Coreg works to help prevent the left ventricle, which is also know as the main pumping chamber of the heart, from stiffening and enlarging. Over a period of time this can cause the lungs from filling with blood, which places added pressure against the heart and prevents it from pumping correctly.

When prescribed alone or with other medications, Coreg is used to treat high blood pressure. It helps to prevent the blood vessels of the brain, heart and kidneys from being damaged by the added stress of the pressure placed on the walls of the arteries. By lowering the blood pressure there is a decreased chance of hypertension, or high blood pressure, patients from suffering strokes, heart failure, kidney failure and heart attacks.

When/How is Coreg taken/used/applied?

Coreg is a medication that is orally ingested with a full glass of water or food, usually twice a day, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This medication should be taken at exactly the same times each day in order to get the best benefit for your condition. Coreg should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It should never be taken in larger dosages or for a longer period of time than recommended. If you miss a dose, do not take it if it is within 4 hours of your next dose. Never double up doses.

If you are taking this medication as a treatment for high blood pressure, it may take 1 or 2 weeks before you get the full benefits from this drug. Even if you begin to feel better after taking this medication, do not discontinue use unless advised by your physician to do so. Your condition may become worse if you stop using this medication suddenly. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, make sure that you monitor your blood pressure closely and keep all of your scheduled doctor appointments to guarantee you are getting all of the full benefits from this medication.

Side Effects

As with any medication, if you experience an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing or swelling of the face, lips tongue or throat, after you begin taking this medication, than you should get emergency medical help immediately. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects while using Coreg:

  • slow or irregular heartbeats;
  • feeling as though you are faint or light-headed;
  • shortness of breath;
  • swelling issues in your feet or ankles;
  • nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowing of the skin or eyes;
  • feelings of depression;
  • cold feeling in your hands and feet;
  • insomnia;
  • tired feeling, more than is normal;
  • feels of anxiousness or nervousness;
  • decrease in sex drive, impotence ;
  • back pain

While these are the most common side effects of taking Coreg, there are others that can occur. If you should experience any symptoms that are bothersome, contact your doctor for medical advice.

Other Brand Names for Coreg:

Coreg is also available in Coreg CR, which is an extended release capsule that needs to be taken only once a day.

Safety Information:

There are certain people that should not use Coreg. Do not use this medication if any of the following pertain to you:

  • patients with breathing problems, such as asthma or emphysema;
  • you have serious heart conditions that you have not discussed with your doctor;
  • patients with liver disease;
  • you are allergic to Coreg or any of its ingredients;
  • Coreg should not be used in anyone under the age of 18;
  • Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • If you have low blood pressure problems;
  • Diabetic patients;

Some medications can interact poorly with Coreg. Inform your doctor if you are taking any medications on a regular basis whether they are prescribed or over the counter before you start taking Coreg.

Dosage:

Coreg is available in the following dosage tablets:

  • Coreg 3.125 mg tablet
  • Coreg 6.25 mg tablet
  • Coreg 12.5 mg tablet
  • Coreg 25 mg tablet

Visual Description:

Coreg is available in a white, oval, film-coated tablet form. Each strength variation is engraved as follows:

  • 3.125 mg-engraved with 39 and SB
  • 6.25 mg-engraved with 4140 and SB
  • 12.5 mg-engraved with 4141 and SB
  • 25 mg-engraved with 4142 and SB

Coreg Facts

A Coreg equivalent has been available in generic form in the United States since September 2007.

In October 2006, the FDA approved a controlled release version of Coreg, marketed as Coreg CR.

Coreg has a bioavailability of 25-35% and is metabolized in the liver.

Coreg is the brand name for a medication containing the active ingredient carvedilol.