Coreg (generic name: Carvedilol; brand names: Dilatrend / Eucardic / Carloc) is a non-selective beta blocker.
Coreg is approved to:
Help those with heart failure live longer
Reduce the risk of death if you have had a heart attack that reduced how well your heart pumps
Treat hypertension, also known as high blood pressure
Coreg works by relaxing the blood vessels, slowing down the heart, and decreasing the amount of blood it pumps out. This decreases blood pressure, helps the heart pump more efficiently, and reduces the workload on the heart.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Coreg exactly as directed.
Take Coreg by mouth with food. Take 1 capsule of Coreg each morning. Do not crush, chew or take in divided doses.
Take Coreg on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it.
Do not suddenly stop taking Coreg without first talking with your doctor. If your doctor decides that you should stop taking Coreg, he or she may slowly reduce your doses over a period of time before stopping it completely.
If you miss a dose of Coreg, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Keep the capsules at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
Before taking Coreg, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have asthma, a slow or irregular heartbeat, liver disease, or diabetes;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: carvedilol.