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Carvedilol (Coreg®) is a medication often used for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It can also be given to people following a heart attack to improve survival. The medicine works by blocking beta receptors, which helps to decrease heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and the workload on the heart.
 
Available in both brand-name and generic form, carvedilol comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice a day. As with any drug, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of carvedilol include:
 
(To learn more about this medicine, click Carvedilol. This article discusses other side effects, dosing guidelines, available strengths, and more.)
 
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