Drug Interactions With Carvedilol

Drug Interactions With Carvedilol Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when the drugs listed above are combined with carvedilol.
 
Alpha Blockers
Combining carvedilol with an alpha blocker can increase the risk of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension). Check with your healthcare provider before combining such medications.
 
Calcium Channel Blockers
Taking carvedilol with certain calcium channel blockers may cause a dangerously low blood pressure and (for verapamil or diltiazem) a slow heart rate (bradycardia). You may need to be monitored closely if you take these medications together. In some cases, it is not recommended to combine carvedilol with a calcium channel blocker.
 
Certain Antidepressants
If you are taking carvedilol and certain antidepressants together, your body may metabolize carvedilol differently than intended. This can cause an increased level of carvedilol in your body. If you are using these medicines together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely and/or adjust your carvedilol dose if needed.
 
Certain Antipsychotics
If you are taking carvedilol and certain antipsychotics together, your body may metabolize carvedilol differently than intended. This can cause an increased level of carvedilol in your body. If you are using these medicines together, your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely and/or adjust your carvedilol dose if needed.
 
Certain Arrhythmia Medications
Combining carvedilol with certain arrhythmia medications may cause a dangerously slow heart rate (bradycardia). You may need to be monitored closely if you take these medications together. In some cases, it is not recommended to combine carvedilol with an arrhythmia medication.
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