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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 136 53
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 90 39
Elevated blood pressure 64 20
Cardiomyopathy 12 4
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 11 4
Support heart health 9 3

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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 12
Moderate 13
Mild 19
None 68

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carvedilol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 5
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 4
Sex drive (libido) decreased 4
Depressed mood 3
Dizziness 3
Dizziness and feeling faint 2

Show all 32 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carvedilol

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg twice daily 15
6.25 mg daily 10
12.5 mg daily 10
25 mg twice daily 10
3.125 mg twice daily 8
6.25 mg twice daily 5
25 mg daily 5
3.125 mg daily 4
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 23
Side effects too severe 14
Did not seem to work 7
Other 6
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 47 patients who’ve stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration

Currently taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 89
Usually 12
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 6
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 94
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 58
Not specified 48

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carvedilol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2
Amlodipine-Olmesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Tribenzor) 1
Belladonna-phenobarbital (Donnatal) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Carvedilol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 2
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 2
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 2
Apixaban (Eliquis) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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11 patient evaluations for Carvedilol

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Jansim
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Jansim
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 54
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Jan 14, 2016 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Twice daily

Dec 4, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: The hypertension was caused by heart damage to my left ventrical (herceptin side affect) after course of treatment for both it's back to normal.

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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

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LFSunspot
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LFSunspot
Data Quality: 1 star
  • 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 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness with hypotension upon standing)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

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