Coreg (Carvedilol) is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Generic Coreg offers highly effective treatment of high blood pressure, and is one of the top prescribed medications by doctors!
Generic Coreg also marketed as: Carvedilol, Carloc, Dilatrend, Eucardic.
*Coreg® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline.
Generic Coreg (carvedilol) belongs to a a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Generic Coreg is used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). It is also used after a heart attack that has caused your heart not to pump as well.
Take Generic Coreg exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Generic Coreg works best if you take it with food. Take Generic Coreg at the same time every day. Do not skip doses or stop taking Generic Coreg without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Coreg: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Generic Coreg side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
Generic Coreg may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol within 2 hours before or after taking extended-release carvedilol (Coreg CR). Also avoid taking medicines or other products that might contain alcohol. Alcohol may cause the carvedilol in Coreg CR to be released too quickly into the body. Check the labels of any prescription or over-the-counter medicines you take to see if they contain alcohol (also called ethanol).
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Many drugs can interact with Generic Coreg. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with Generic Coreg.