What is Coreg?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Carvedilol

Coreg® is a brand name for the drug carvedilol, a beta-blocker used in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 23 6
High blood pressure (hypertension) 23 8
Congestive heart failure 22 8
Cardiomyopathy 6 1
Heart attack (myocardial infarction) 6 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 3
Mild 4
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Coreg

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Depressed mood 1
Dizziness 1
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Coreg

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg twice daily 4
3.125 mg daily 2
6.25 mg twice daily 2
25 mg twice daily 2
50 mg daily 2
3.125 mg twice daily 1
6.25 mg daily 1
12.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Coreg

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently taking Coreg

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Coreg

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 26
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 13
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Coreg after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clonidine (Catapres TTS patch) 1
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 1

Patients stopped taking Coreg and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Apixaban (Eliquis) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Coreg

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jul 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 18.75 mg Daily

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Sep 12, 2009 (Started Jun 20, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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