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) 154 66
Congestive heart failure 92 43
Elevated blood pressure 66 23
Cardiomyopathy 13 4
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 11 5
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
13
Moderate
15
Mild
21
None
84

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
Dizziness and feeling faint 2

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Carvedilol

Dosage Patients
12.5 mg twice daily 19
6.25 mg twice daily 12
25 mg twice daily 10
3.125 mg twice daily 9
12.5 mg daily 8
50 mg daily 5
6.25 mg daily 4
3.125 mg daily 3
10 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Carvedilol

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 25
Side effects too severe 15
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 49 patients who've stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration

Currently taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 9

Stopped taking Carvedilol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 107
Usually 14
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 113
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 4
< $25 68
Not specified 58

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Carvedilol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
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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12 patient evaluations for Carvedilol

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

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

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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