Carvedilol is used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure and angina.
How it Works
Carvedilol is known as a beta-blocker. Carvedilol works on the heart and blood vessels. Carvedilol does this by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors where messages sent by some nerves are received by the heart and blood vessels. As a result,the heart beats more slowly and with less force. The pressure of blood within blood vessels is reduced and it is easier for the heart to pump blood around the body.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Carvedilol may suffer from such side effects; Hypotension, Hypoglycemia, Asthenia, Fatigue, Upset stomach, Diarrhea, Feeling dizzy, Weight gain, Vision changes, Abnormal vision