Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Carvedilol Tablet
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, heart failure and chest pain (Angina).
Carvedilol Tablet side effects
Common
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
How to use Carvedilol Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Carvedilol Tablet works
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.
Carvedilol Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Carvedilol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet is the first choice medication for treating heart failure and for preventing angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet, and inform your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • It may cause you to feel lightheaded or weak especially when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension).  Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It is best to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet as it may make the side effects worse.
  • Do not stop taking Carvedilol 12.5 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Carvedilol with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diabic, Glywin, Carryl
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Vogmax, Elbose, Nuvog
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Miglicon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Diadose
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Euroglip, Pridex MG, Glimpee
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Glunase
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Efzu
MODERATE
Brand(s): Tamocas, Tampros MR, Urivin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Prazovin
MODERATE
Brand(s): Silodonol, Sildosol
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Carvedilol

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High blood pressure and diabetes
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
just telling high BP and sugar wil not help in giving u medicinetell the details since when u have diabetes and hypertensionwhat medicine u taking for bothand also do following blood testHba1c, Blood sugar ( fasting & PP), Urine routine, CBC, ESR, Lipid profile, Thyroid profile, Serum creatinine, BUN, eGFR, AST & ALT
How to maintain high blood pressure?What type of restrictions in High blood pressure?
Dr. Saurabh Arora
Heart Specialist
Avoid fried food and extra salts and regular exercise
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FAQs

Q. What is Carvedilol?
Carvedilol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. How does Carvedilol work?
Carvedilol relaxes and widens the blood vessels, making it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate and hence reducing the blood pressure and strain on your heart.
Q. Does it treat high blood pressure?
Carvedilol is used for the treatment of high blood pressure, angina (chest pain that occurs when the arteries that supply your heart with blood carrying oxygen are narrowed which causes less oxygen to reach your heart muscles (angina) and for heart failure (weakening of heart muscles).
Q. Is Carvedilol safe?
Carvedilol is safe when taken at a dose for the duration as instructed by your doctor.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause hair loss?
Carvedilol is not known to cause hair loss. Please inform the doctor about any new symptom that occurs after starting Carvedilol.
Q. Is Carvedilol a blood thinner?
Carvedilol belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It is not a blood thinner.
Q. Is Carvedilol a statin?
No, Carvedilol is not a statin. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers.
Q. Is Carvedilol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
No, Carvedilol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers
Q. Is Carvedilol a diuretic?
No, Carvedilol is not a diuretic. Carvedilol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause swelling?
Swelling (fluid overload) has not been seen as a side effect of Carvedilol. There could be an increase in the symptoms of heart failure like fluid overload (or swelling) after you start taking Carvedilol. Please consult your doctor as it may worsen your underlying heart condition.
Q. Is Carvedilol a calcium channel blocker?
No, Carvedilol is not a calcium channel blocker. Carvedilol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Carvedilol an anticoagulant?
No, Carvedilol is not an anticoagulant. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Is Carvedilol a nitrate?
No, Carvedilol is not a nitrate. Carvedilol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with lisinopril?
Carvedilol and lisinopril both lower the blood pressure. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with sildenafil?
Carvedilol and sildenafil may increase each other's effects. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together as there could be more side effects of taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with hydrochlorothiazide?
Carvedilol and hydrochlorothiazide both lower blood pressure. Also, Carvedilol increases and hydrochlorothiazide decreases serum potassium. The effect of interaction is not clear, please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause cough?
An increase in cough is has been reported as one of the side effects of Carvedilol. Please consult your doctor in case you experience an increase in cough or you start experiencing cough after taking Carvedilol.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvedilol due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvedilol due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Carvedilol with naproxen?
Naproxen may decrease the blood pressure lowering effects of Carvedilol due to water and sodium retention. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause weight gain?
Yes, Carvedilol can cause weight gain. Sometimes, the symptoms of your heart failure may worsen while taking Carvedilol, particularly at the start of your treatment. This may result in increased symptoms (e.g. tiredness, shortness of breath) and signs of fluid retention (e.g. weight gain and swelling of the legs). Carvedilol should always be taken after consultation with a doctor.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause erectile dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction has been reported as an uncommon side effect of Carvedilol. Please consult your doctor if you having the problem before the start of Carvedilol or if you experience this side effect after the start treatment.
Q. Does Carvedilol lower heart rate?
Yes, Carvedilol can lower heart rate especially if more than required dose is taken. Please consult your doctor in case you have taken an overdose Carvedilol or you are experiencing this symptom while taking Carvedilol.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause constipation?
Carvedilol has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor in case you experience constipation while taking Carvedilol.
Q. Does Carvedilol have a diuretic substance in it?
No, Carvedilol does not contain any diuretic substance in it.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause headaches?
A headache has been reported as one of the very common side effects of Carvedilol. Please consult if you experience frequent headaches while taking Carvedilol as the dose may need to be changed.
Q. Is Carvedilol an alpha blocker?
Carvedilol is not an alpha blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause fatigue?
Fatigue has been reported as a very common side effect of Carvedilol. Please talk to your doctor if you experience this symptom as your dose may need to be changed.
Q. Does Carvedilol cause dizziness?
Yes, Carvedilol can cause dizziness as a side effect. It is a very common side effect associated with its use and will mainly occur at the start of the treatment. Kindly talk to your doctor if you experience this side effect, you may need to take some precautions.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Aug 2018.
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