What is Carvedilol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Coreg Coreg CR Coropres

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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) 141 60
CHF (Congestive heart failure) 94 42
Elevated blood pressure 65 21
Cardiomyopathy 13 4
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 11 4
Support heart health 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 12
Moderate 15
Mild 20
None 77

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carvedilol

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

Show all 33 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carvedilol

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg twice daily 15
25 mg twice daily 13
3.125 mg twice daily 10
6.25 mg daily 10
6.25 mg twice daily 8
12.5 mg daily 6
25 mg daily 3
3.125 mg daily 2
50 mg daily 2
9.375 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Carvedilol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 24
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
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Duration

Currently taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 5

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 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 100
Usually 12
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 7
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 106
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 4
< $25 64
Not specified 53

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carvedilol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2
Nebivolol (Bystolic) 2
Amlodipine-Olmesartan-Hydrochlorothiazide (Tribenzor) 1
Belladonna-phenobarbital (Donnatal) 1

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Carvedilol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 2
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 2
Apixaban (Eliquis) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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12 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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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
firefly84
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firefly84
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Autonomic Neuropathy 25 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Autonomic Neuropathy

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Twice daily

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