CARVEDILOL . 25 mg
CARVEDILOL . 25 mg
WHAT IS YOUR MEDICINE AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR?
Adrenergic blocker carvedilol is a multiple action, which is characterized by blockage of alpha and beta adrenoceptors. Through its beta blocker, reduces blood pressure, heart rate and cardiac output. By blocking alpha receptors dilates peripheral vessels and reduces peripheral resistance. In patients with heart failure improves the pumping function of the heart by increasing the ejection fraction of the left ventricle.
Carvedilol is used for the treatment of mild, moderate and severe heart failure, high blood pressure and angina.
BEFORE YOU USE CARVEDILOL
You should not take Carvedilol in the following cases:
Worsening heart failure with marked fluid retention, which requires intravenous injection of drugs, supporting the work of the heart.
Impaired conduction of impulses of the heart / heart block II and III degree /.
Syndrome sick sinus, which translates into a reduction in heart rate.
Asthma and obstructive airway disease
Hypersensitivity to carvedilol or any of the excipients.
Before starting treatment with carvedilol, tell your doctor if you suffer from:
-Liver problems, kidney or thyroid
Skin disease psoriasis
Taking cimetidine drug to treat ulcers
Taking the drug rifampicin for tuberculosis
Taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors for depression
Desensitisation therapy for allergies
Wear contact lenses
Use in children:
Carvedilol does not apply to children under 18 years.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
If you are pregnant should not take Carvedilol. The drug is excreted in human milk is not recommended during lactation treatment.
HOW TO TAKE CARVEDILOL TABLETS
Treatment is conducted in a manner prescribed by your doctor. Take the tablets with some water without chewing.
The tablets are taken twice a day - morning and evening. Treatment begins with a very low dose and gradually increase your doctor dosage until you reach the one that best suits your needs.
In the treatment of heart failure, carvedilol recommended to start at a specialist hospital.
Along with Carvedilol should continue treatment with other drugs for heart failure prescribed by your doctor.
High Blood Pressure
The usual dose is one or two tablets a day. If you took Carvedilol before, you should start with 3.125 mg tablets. The dose is gradually increased under the instructions of your doctor.
The usual dose is one tablet twice a day, but your doctor may prescribe more or less tablets.
If you are having surgery or anesthesia is required to report that treatment with carvedilol.
Discontinuation of treatment:
Do not stop treatment abruptly, before consulting a doctor. If you suddenly stop treatment may experience adverse reactions.
Your doctor will instruct you how to gradually reduce the dose until discontinuation of the drug.
What side effects can cause CARVEDILOL?
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
Rare are rash and itching. If shortness of breath immediately inform your doctor.
Nervous system disorders:
May appear dizziness, headache, fatigue, changes in sleep, tingling and pain in extremity.
It can be observed nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.
Decrease in heart rate, low blood pressure when changing body position, cold extremities, swelling of the extremities.
Rarely observed shortness of breath, symptoms of asthma.
You can increase the weight, and in some patients with heart failure slightly increase the level of cholesterol in the blood. Some people complain of chest pain, flu syndrome, blurred vision, dry eyes or mouth, increased sweating, abnormal liver function tests, changes in blood tests, a change in the frequency of urination.
When men have been rare reports of erection difficulties.
Rarely can develop temporary renal insufficiency which decreases the flow of urine.
If you have diabetes, early treatment with Carvedilol can be monitored more often the glucose level in the blood because the drug may mask early signs of low blood sugar.