Carvedilol

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1. Uses:

1.1. heart failure

1.2. high bloodpressure

1.3. heart attack

1.4. heart pain

1.5. heart rhythm

2. names

2.1. brand: Coreg, Coreg CR

2.2. generic: Carvedilol

3. classified

3.1. Beta atagonist, beta blockers

4. common side effects

4.1. dizziness

4.2. Erectile disfuntion

4.3. Low Blood Pressure

4.4. Weight Gain

4.5. Cold arms and legs

5. Rare and Serious Effects

5.1. Heart Failure

5.2. Liver Toxicity

5.3. Sever Rash

6. Routes and Dosage form

6.1. orally

6.2. Capsueles and tablets, Coreg CR

6.3. tablets 6.25,25 to 50, 3.25, 6.25

6.4. To be taken twice a day

7. Storage

7.1. Store at controlled room temperature between 68 and 77 degress farenhite, Protect from light and moistuure

8. Administration Instruction

8.1. Taken twice a day, best taken with food slows the absorption

9. Cost of Therapy

9.1. $4.00, 92% off the average retail price of $52.00

10. Other Drugs in Class

10.1. Acebutolol

10.2. Atenolol

10.3. Bisprolol

10.4. Esmolol

10.5. Lebtalol

10.6. Metoprolol

10.7. Propranolol

11. Precautions

11.1. Be careful when sitting or standing

11.2. Drinking alcohol can further lower blood pressure and may increase certain side effects

11.3. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert

12. Precautions

12.1. Pregnant: May cause Intrauterine growth restriction

12.2. Nursing: Hypertension, Bradycardia, B-Blockade

12.3. Adult over 60: May cause dizziness and falls

12.4. Children: not established

13. Lifestyle Modifications

13.1. Adjust your diet

13.2. Move slowly when siting and standing

13.3. Cut back salt

13.4. Start a safe exercise program

13.5. Take blood pressure

13.6. Keep a log of your blood pressure