Coreg (Oral)

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Asthmatics using Coreg

My doctor is considering Coreg in addition to meds I'm already on for hypertension which includes 40 mg of Lisinipril per day and 25 mg of HCTZ per day. My asthma is under control by using 250/50 Advair, Spiriva, and Flonase (for rhinitis) although co...
by Kenneth Humphrey in Windham, Ct., 01/11/2006

medication taken together

can coreg and tenormin be taken together
by lake in united states florida, 09/01/2008

Coreg (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Coreg (Oral)

Coreg (Oral) Medication Classification


Coreg (Oral) Brandname


Coreg (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Carvedilol (KAR-ve-dil-ole) Treats high blood pressure and mild or moderate congestive heart failure (CHF). This medicine is a beta blocker.

When To Not Use Coreg (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of beta blocker medicine (such as atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, Corgard®, Inderal®, Lopressor®, Toprol®, Tenormin®), or if you have asthma, liver disease, or certain heart problems. Talk with your doctor about what these heart problems are.

How Should You Use Coreg (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine with food.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If your next regular dose is less than 4 hours away, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Coreg (Oral) Storage

Store Coreg (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Coreg (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Coreg (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some drugs should not be taken together because they can interact. A drug interaction may cause mild to very serious medical problems. It can also make one of the drugs not work properly or make it too strong.
  • There are many drugs that can interact with carvedilol. This especially includes cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), and medicines for asthma, chest pain (angina), depression, diabetes, or heart rhythm problems. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these medicines, or if you are using other medicines to treat your high blood pressure.

Coreg (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have circulation problems, liver disease, overactive thyroid, or diabetes.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may raise or lower your blood sugar, and it may cover up symptoms of very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
  • If you stop using this medicine, your blood pressure may go up. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. Even if you feel well, do not stop using the medicine without asking your doctor.

Coreg (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect)
  • Fainting or severe dizziness
  • Slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling of your feet or ankles
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual weight gain
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Feeling dizzy, drowsy, or depressed
  • Trouble having sex
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Coreg (Oral) Ratings

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Coreg (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: **


cornish, ??????? - 08/03/2009

I have been taking Coreg 25 mg twice a day for a few months. the side effects have been terrible. Some of these side effects are tingling in my feet and toes. I have also experienced this in my fingers quite frequently. The right side of my neck tightens everyday. I have requested a change of medication from my doctor. He informs me that with my heart this is the best medication, although I do not have heart disease. The dizziness and weight gain I have experienced are not too bad, but I really would prefer a different medication. The problems I have been having are causing me to be quite depressed. I never feel well enough to do much of anything anymore.

Coreg (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


alice, sumner WA - 01/22/2010

I have been taking Coreg for over one month based on the recommendation of my nephrologist, but have not seen a decline in my blood pressure, which is around 200 over 100. After reading the label, it appears that I shouldn’t have taken this because I have average. Since my nephrologist knew I had asthma, I am quite disappointed.