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Mylan-Carvedilol

Common Name
carvedilol


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02347512 MYLAN-CARVEDILOL 3.125MG TABLET
02347520 MYLAN-CARVEDILOL 6.25MG TABLET
02347555 MYLAN-CARVEDILOL 12.5MG TABLET
02347571 MYLAN-CARVEDILOL 25MG TABLET

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Carvedilol belongs to the class of medications called beta-blockers. Carvedilol is used to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), including severe heart failure. It is often taken with a diuretic (water pill) and an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.

CHF occurs when the heart is unable to pump efficiently enough to supply adequate amounts of oxygen-rich blood to different areas of the body. Carvedilol helps this situation by relaxing blood vessels, reducing the need for oxygen in the body, and by helping the heart beat more regularly and efficiently.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The usual recommended starting dose for this medication is 3.125 mg twice daily in order to allow the body to get used to it. Your doctor will then increase the dose every 2 weeks until the most effective dose is reached.

Carvedilol should be taken with food.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses within 6 hours of one another. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

3.125 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, imprinted with the "CL" on one side and plain on the other side, contains carvedilol 3.125 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: clear opadry, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and white opadry II.

6.25 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, imprinted with the "CL1" on one side and plain on the other side, contains carvedilol 6.25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: clear opadry, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and white opadry II.

12.5 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, imprinted with the "CL2" on one side and plain on the other side, contains carvedilol 12.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: clear opadry, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and white opadry II.

25 mg
Each white, oval, biconvex, film-coated tablet, imprinted with the "CL3" on one side and plain on the other side, contains carvedilol 25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: clear opadry, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and white opadry II.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take carvedilol if you:

  • are allergic to carvedilol or to any of the ingredients of the medication
  • have a certain type of heart valve disease
  • have a type of heart failure known as decompensated heart failure
  • have a very slow heart rate
  • have bronchial asthma or certain other breathing conditions
  • have cardiogenic shock
  • have certain types of heart rhythm problems
  • have certain types of liver disease
  • have mental incapacity, unless closely supervised by an appropriate caregiver
  • have serious heart block (second- or third-degree AV block)
  • have very low blood pressure


 

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