Carvedilol is a member of the beta-blocker family of drugs. Beta-blockers are used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure (hypertension). By relaxing blood vessels, they lower the resistance of the vessels against which the heart has to pump, lowering pressure, and putting less strain on the heart. Beta-blockers are given after heart attacks to improve patients’ chances of survival. After a heart attack, if the heart is struggling to pump enough blood throughout the body, fluid can back up into the lungs, causing what is known as congestive failure and pulmonary edema. Lowering blood pressure allows the heart to pump more blood with less strain, improving circulation without forcing the heart to work too hard.
Dose of Carvedilol (Coreg)
Carvedilol is available in immediate release and extended release forms.
- Immediate release–6.25 to 25 mg twice daily
- Extended release–20 to 80 mg daily
- Congestive heart failure
- Immediate release–6.25 to 50 mg twice daily
- Extended release–10 to 80 mg per day
- After heart attack
- Immediate release–25 mg every 12 hours
- Extended release–80 mg per day
- Chest pain from heart–25 to 50 mg twice daily
Common Side Effects
- Slow heart rate
- Weight gain
- Dry eyes
Cost of Carvedilol
The cost of generic Coreg starts at $4 for a bottle of 60 tablets (6.25 mg), with coupon.
How to Get a Prescription for Coreg (Carvedilol)
Coreg is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your blood pressure medications remotely through telemedicine and prescribe Carvedilol online. No insurance is needed.