Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Introduction to Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Carvedil 25mg Tablet should be taken with food. You should take it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. It is important to take it even if you feel well or if your blood pressure is controlled. You should not stop this medicine without talking to the doctor as your condition could get worse. Thus, your doctor will decide the time period till which you need to take this medicine.

Making some changes in your lifestyle will help in improving your condition. These may include regular exercise, losing weight, smoking cessation, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing the amount of salt in your diet as advised by your doctor. This medicine is tolerated well by most patients but it has few side effects also. Some patients may experience dizziness, so you should avoid driving after taking the medicine. Other side effects include headache and tiredness. Let your doctor know if these side effects bother you or do not go away. You should keep monitoring your blood pressure as this medicine may reduce it.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any heart or kidney disease. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should also consult their doctor before taking it.

How Carvedil 25mg Tablet Works?

Carvedil 25mg Tablet is an alpha and beta blocker. It works by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels which makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

How To Use Carvedil 25mg Tablet

  • Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Carvedil 25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

Side Effects Of Carvedil 25mg Tablet

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness

FAQS

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Can Carvedil cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Carvedil, but it does not occur in everyone. If you are taking Carvedil for heart failure, tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing, as this may be a sign of fluid retention.

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Q. What are the serious side effects of Carvedil?

Carvedil may cause serious side effects such as fainting, shortness of breath, weight gain, swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs. Some may also experience chest pain, slow or irregular heartbeat, rash, hives, itching, and difficulty in breathing and swallowing. If you experience any of these symptoms call your doctor immediately.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Who should not take Carvedil?

Carvedil should be avoided if the patient has severe heart failure and is hospitalized in the intensive care unit or require certain intravenous medications that help support circulation (inotropic medications). In addition to that, Carvedil should be avoided in patients who are prone to asthma or other breathing problems, have a slow heartbeat or irregular heartbeat (heart that skips a beat), have liver problems, and are allergic to Carvedil.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Can a diabetic patient take Carvedil?

Yes, a diabetic patient can take Carvedil, provided that there is a regular check on blood glucose levels. It has been noted that in well controlled diabetes mellitus with mild to moderate hypertension, Carvedil did not have any effect on blood glucose levels. However, it is important to know that, using Carvedil class of medicines (beta blockers) may hide the symptoms of hypoglycemia (decrease in glucose levels), especially increase in heart beat or palpitations. In addition to that, Carvedil may cause worsening of hyperglycaemia (increase in blood glucose levels) in patients with heart failure and diabetes. Hence, it is recommended that blood glucose should be monitored while initiating, adjusting, or discontinuing the dose of Carvedil. Inform the doctor if there is any change in blood glucose levels during Carvedil therapy.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. What happens when you stop taking Carvedil?

Carvedil needs to be taken regularly as directed by your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor may slowly lower your dose over a period of time before stopping it completely, if required.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Carvedil?

If you take more than the recommended dose of Carvedil you may experience slow heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and loss of consciousness or seizures. Contact your doctor and seek immediate medical help in a nearby hospital.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Does Carvedil make you tired?

Yes, Carvedil may make you tired as well as dizzy. These may occur initially when you start the treatment or when the dose is increased. If you experience these symptoms you should not drive or operate machinery.

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Can I take Carvedil empty stomach?

It is recommended that you take Carvedil with food, as food decreases the rate at which the medicine gets absorbed by the body. This will help to reduce the chances of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure which may cause dizziness or fainting when you stand up).

Carvedil 25mg Tablet

Q. Can Carvedil cause kidney failure?

Use of Carvedil in patients with heart failure can rarely lead to deterioration of kidney function. However, Carvedil may cause risk of kidney failure in patients with low blood pressure (systolic blood pressure less than 100 mm Hg), patients with hardening of the arteries and/or having heart disease or already having impaired kidney function. Such patients should be closely monitored during treatment with Carvedil. Although, kidney functions return to baseline when Carvedil is stopped.

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Safety Advice For Carvedil 25mg Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Carvedil 25mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

Carvedil 25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Carvedil 25mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

Carvedil 25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

Carvedil 25mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carvedil 25mg Tablet is recommended.<BR>However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

Carvedil 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carvedil 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.<BR>Use of Carvedil 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alcohol

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Carvedil 25mg Tablet.

Pregnancy

Carvedil 25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

Carvedil 25mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

Carvedil 25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

Carvedil 25mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Carvedil 25mg Tablet is recommended.<BR>However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is recommended for dose adjustment.

Liver

Carvedil 25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Carvedil 25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.<BR>Use of Carvedil 25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.