Carvedilol is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It is also used after a heart attack to improve the chance of survival if your heart is not pumping well. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes heart attacks and kidney problems.
This drug works by blocking the action of certain natural substances in your body such as epinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. This effect lowers your heart rate blood pressure and strain on your heart. Carvedilol belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha and beta blockers.
Dizziness lightheadedness drowsiness diarrhea impotence or tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. The risk of dizziness is highest within 1 hour after you take your dose. Taki