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Carvedilol is commonly used for the treatment of congestive heart failure and high blood pressure. By blocking beta receptors in the body, the medicine decreases heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and the workload on the heart. It comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day. Common side effects include dizziness, low blood pressure, and diarrhea.

What Is Carvedilol?

Carvedilol (Coreg®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.
 

Side Effects of the Drug

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with carvedilol. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
The most common side effects seen with carvedilol include:
 
(Click Carvedilol Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious problems you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 
You can also read about other possible side effects in the following eMedTV articles:
 
 
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