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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.
- Low blood pressure
- High blood sugar (see Coreg and Blood Sugar)
- Increase in weight (see Coreg and Weight Gain)
- Slow heart rate
- Drop in blood pressure when standing from either a sitting or lying-down position.