This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Carvedilol was approved by the U.S. FDA to treat hypertension, angina, and heart failure in 1995.

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Carvedilol works by relaxing blood arteries by inhibiting the effects of some natural chemicals, such as epinephrine or adrenaline. As a result, the elevated blood pressure is reduced, the heartbeat is gradually reduced with less force, and the chance of having a stroke, a heart attack, or other heart problems is reduced. Thus, improves the efficiency of the heart in pumping blood throughout the body.

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Carvedilol has been approved to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina pectoris (chest pain), and chronic heart failure.

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The recommended maximum single dose is 25 mg, and the recommended maximum daily dose is 50 mg. Take this tablet as prescribed by your doctor. It should be taken with food and swallow this medicine as a whole. Do not chew, break or crush it. Do not stop taking Carvedilol without consulting your healthcare provider.

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Contact your physician immediately if you experience allergies to Levetiracetam and its ingredients. Inform your doctor if you have bradycardia, bronchial asthma, emphysema (a lung condition causing shortness of breath), heart block, severe liver disease, heart failure, or sick sinus syndrome (heart rhythm disorder that affects the natural pacemaker of the heart). Report to your physician immediately if you have diabetes, coronary artery disease, fluid retention, thyroid disorder, angina (chest pain), kidney disease, slow heartbeats, Raynaud’s syndrome (a circulatory problem), or pheochromocytoma (tumor in the adrenal glands). It is not recommended for usage in children under the age of 18.


Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. Carvedilol tablets should not be taken while pregnant unless specifically advised by your doctor, as they can cause harmful effects on the developing baby. Avoid breastfeeding your baby while on the treatment, as Carvedilol passes into the breastmilk and affects the baby.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are likely to associate with Carvedilol are headache, dizziness, fatigue, hypotension (low blood pressure), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight gain, dry eye (decreased lacrimation), upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, urinary tract infection, anemia (decreased red blood cells), depression and pain. Report to your doctor if any of these side effects disturb or persist in you. Inform your doctor immediately if you have edema (swelling of hands and feet), bradycardia, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol in blood), and cardiac failure.

Word Of Advice

It is advised to check your blood sugar levels and blood pressure on a regular basis, and if you detect any changes, consult your doctor. Tell your physician if your blood pressure drops when you stand up because this might cause fainting and dizziness. When these symptoms appear, the patient should either sit or lie down. If you wear contact lenses, inform your healthcare provider before taking Carvedilol because it reduces lacrimation. It is recommended to take a low-salt diet and regular exercise for better results. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication since it may raise the blood levels of Carvedilol.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.