What is Carvedilol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Carvedilol is a betablocker used for mild-to-severe heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin; left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction (MI); and management of hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypertension 122 40
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 81 35
Elevated blood pressure 59 17
Cardiomyopathy 11 3
Support heart health 9 3
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 9 4

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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 11
Moderate 13
Mild 19
None 54

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carvedilol

Side effect Patients
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 4
Sex drive (libido) decreased 4
Depressed mood 3
Dizziness 3
Dizziness and feeling faint 2
Fatigue 2

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carvedilol

Dosage Patients
3.125 mg twice daily 8
12.5 mg twice daily 8
6.25 mg twice daily 7
6.25 mg daily 6
12.5 mg daily 6
25 mg daily 6
25 mg twice daily 4
3.125 mg daily 3
50 mg daily 2
25 mg every 12 weeks 1

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Why patients stopped taking Carvedilol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 20
Side effects too severe 12
Did not seem to work 6
Other 6
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 2
See all 42 patients who’ve stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration

Currently taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 16
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 77
Usually 11
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 79
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 49
Not specified 42

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carvedilol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1
Blood pressure tablets 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Carvedilol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 2
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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10 patient evaluations for Carvedilol

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Remsen
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Remsen
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 76
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Atrial Fibrillation

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Jun 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for CHF (Congestive heart failure))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: The AFib seems to be gone but Doctor suggests I keep taking the medications as it could pop up again plus my two sisters have AFib
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LFSunspot
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LFSunspot
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Dec 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypertension)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
vinton boy
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vinton boy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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May 8, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypertension)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: started Propafenone HCI ,possible severe interaction with Carvedilol ,possible effect negative on VPD
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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