Brand Names : Coreg
- congestive heart failure treatment adjunct
belongs to a group of medicines called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, beta-blocking
agents, or, more commonly, beta-blockers. Beta-blockers work by affecting
the response to some nerve impulses in certain parts of the body. As a result,
they decrease the heart's need for blood and oxygen by reducing its workload.
They also help the heart to beat more regularly.
Carvedilol is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood
pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for
a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage
the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke,
heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the
risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood
pressure is controlled.
Carvedilol also is used to prevent further worsening of congestive heart
failure. Carvedilol may also be used for other conditions as determined by
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form(s):
Some commonly used brand names are:
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