Carvedilol is a third generation noncardio-selective beta blocker. It was originally used to treat hypertension. But later studies show that it has efficacy in many other disease processes. It also acts as alpha-blocker and antioxidants. Recent studies show the benefits of the use of beta-blocker therapy in a number of patients with heart failure.
Carvedilol is the first labeled beta blocker in the United States for the treatment of Hypertension and Heart failure. It was approved in the U.S. in 1995.
How does Carvedilol work?
Carvedilol is in a group of drugs called β-blockers. These drugs affect the heart and the circulation (blood flow through vein and arteries). It also acts as i. α- adrenergic receptor.
Beta-adrenergic receptors send the message to the heart muscle (arteries) to contract and push the blood out of the heart and around the body. Carvedilol blocks the action of this natural substance in your body. The drug reversibly binds and blocks the β adrenergic receptors on arteries. This cause artery to relax and the blood pressure to fall. All this reduces the heart’s rate and force of contraction. Thus the workload of the heart and the oxygen demand decreases. It also lowers the blood pressure.
What are the uses of the Carvedilol?
How to take Carvedilol?
It is available in the form of a tablet of different strengths.
Strength-3.125 mg, 6.25 mg 12.5 mg or 25 mg.
The period of dose and the quantity depends on
What are the precautions in taking Carvedilol?
Cost of Carvedilol (Generic and Brand):
Basic active ingredients in generic and brand drugs are the same. But though the cost differs. The generic medicine is cheaper than the brand ones. The increased cost is due to the brand name of the company, packaging and the pricing.
Cost of pack of 30 tablets of Carvedilol.
Cost of pack of 30 tablets of Brand Coreg.