Carvedilol tablets 1.25 mg for chronic heart failure (Coreg, Artist)
What are Carvedilol tablets 1.25 mg for chronic heart failure (Coreg, Artist)?
Carvedilol is a non-selective beta-adrenergic receptor antagonist and an alpha-adrenergic receptor antagonist. By blocking adrenergic receptors, it suppresses excess activity of the heart and improves cardiac functions. As an alpha blocker, Carvedilol tablets also help to widen the blood vessels and, by this, to decrease the blood pressure.
Carvedilol tablets are effective for the treatment of chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy. Studies showed that carvedilol helps to regulate the heartbeat, prevents the heart attacks and significantly reduces the risk of death.
Active principles: carvedilol
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan
Indications: chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy.
How to take
For adults, start with 1 tablet (1.25 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 2 times a day after meals. If this medicine is tolerated well, the dosage may be gradually increased gradually with intervals of at least 1 week between each step. If at some point the dose is not tolerated well, the dosage may be reduced.
The dosage must be increased or decreased step by step, with 1 tablet (1.25 mg), 2 tablets (2.5 mg), 4 tablets (5 mg) or 8 tablets (10 mg) taken at a time, 2 times a day after meals. A maintenance dose is 2 to 8 tablets (2.5 mg to 10 mg) at a time, 2 times a day after meals.
Contraindications: do not use for the following categories of patients:
- Patients with bronchial asthma or bronchospastic conditions (may provoke bronchospasm),
- Patients with diabetic ketoacidosis or metabolic acidosis,
- Patients with bradycardia, atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, cardiogenic shock, decompensated heart failure, right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension or untreated pheochromocytoma,
- Pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant women.
As this medicine may provoke the sudden dizziness, the patient should avoid working at heights, operating dangerous machinery, or driving a car.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.