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) 158 70
Congestive heart failure 93 44
Elevated blood pressure 67 26
Cardiomyopathy 14 6
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 12 5

Show all 38 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 16
Mild 21
None 91

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carvedilol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 6
Decreased sex drive (libido) 4
Depressed mood 4
Dizziness 4
Dizziness with hypotension upon standing 4
Weight gain 3

Show all 29 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carvedilol

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg twice daily 20
25 mg twice daily 15
6.25 mg twice daily 10
12.5 mg daily 7
3.125 mg twice daily 6
6.25 mg daily 5
50 mg daily 5
3.125 mg daily 2
50 mg twice daily 2
25 mg daily 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Carvedilol

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 26
Side effects too severe 16
Did not seem to work 7
Other 7
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 51 patients who've stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration

Currently taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 116
Usually 14
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 121
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 4
< $25 73
Not specified 62

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carvedilol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 4
Atenolol (Tenormin) 2
Lisinopril (Zestril) 2
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 2
Nebivolol (Bystolic) 2

Show all 16 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 12 treatments patients report switching to

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13 patient evaluations for Carvedilol

Jan 3, 2018 (Started Jan 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for cardiomyopathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 3.125 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

Jun 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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
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