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    Carvedilol

    Information about Carvedilol

    Carvedilol uses

    Carvedilol is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina), hypertension and heart failure.

    How carvedilol works

    Carvedilol is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to improve blood flow to organ.

    Common side effects of carvedilol

    Decreased blood pressure, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness

    Available Medicine for Carvedilol

    • ₹32 to ₹161
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      7 variant(s)
    • ₹40 to ₹192
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      7 variant(s)
    • ₹27 to ₹121
      Cipla Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹39 to ₹79
      Zydus Cadila
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹18 to ₹43
      Lupin Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹27 to ₹62
      Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹30 to ₹63
      Micro Labs Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹24 to ₹66
      Shrrishti Health Care Products Pvt Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹11
      Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹32 to ₹34
      Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Carvedilol

    • Do not take carvedilol if you are allergic to carvedilol or any of the other ingredient of this medicine, or other beta-blockers.
    • Do not drive or operate machines if you have just begun taking carvedilol or have had a change of dose, as carvedilol may cause dizziness or tiredness. 
    • Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly.
    • The medicine can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.

    Frequently asked questions for Carvedilol

    Carvedilol

    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).
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)