For people starting high blood pressure treatment with carvedilol, dosing guidelines typically start at 6.25 mg, twice a day. The recommended starting dosage for the treatment of congestive heart failure is 3.125 mg, twice a day. Immediately following a heart attack, dosing guidelines call for 6.25 mg of carvedilol, taken twice a day, to help improve survival and to prevent another heart attack from occurring.
The dose of carvedilol (Coreg®) your healthcare provider prescribes will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you are currently taking
- How you respond to carvedilol.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting carvedilol dose for people with high blood pressure (hypertension) is 6.25 mg, taken twice a day. After a couple of weeks, based on the blood pressure response and/or carvedilol side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased. Your healthcare provider may also add a diuretic (a "water pill") or another blood pressure medication if your blood pressure is not sufficiently controlled by carvedilol alone.
The recommended starting dosage of carvedilol for most people with congestive heart failure is 3.125 mg, taken twice a day. Based on the response and/or side effects, the amount may be increased or decreased until the optimal dose is determined. People respond to this drug in individual ways.