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Coreg CR Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- What are the possible side effects of carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- What is the most important information I should know about carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- How should I take carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Coreg CR)?
- What happens if I overdose (Coreg CR)?
- What should I avoid while taking carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- What other drugs will affect carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Coreg CR)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Coreg CR)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
Carvedilol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol within 2 hours before or after taking extended-release carvedilol (Coreg CR). Also avoid taking medicines or other products that might contain alcohol. Alcohol may cause the carvedilol in Coreg CR to be released too quickly into the body. Check the labels of any prescription or over-the-counter medicines you take to see if they contain alcohol (also called ethanol).
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect carvedilol (Coreg CR)?
Many drugs can interact with carvedilol. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- fluconazole (Diflucan);
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), imipramine (Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta), clonidine (Catapres), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), reserpine, verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin), flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV or AIDS medicine such as delavirdine (Rescriptor) or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as metoclopramide (Reglan) or promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril); or
- a narcotic such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine) or propoxyphene (Daron, Darvocet).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with carvedilol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about carvedilol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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