Coreg; Coreg CR
Apo-Carvedilol; Auro-Carvedilol; Dom-Carvedilol; JAMP-Carvedilol; Mylan-Carvedilol; Novo-Carvedilol; PMS-Carvedilol; RAN-Carvedilol; ratio-Carvedilol
- It is used to treat heart failure (weak heart).
- It is used to treat high blood pressure.
- It is used after a heart attack to help prevent future heart attacks and lengthen life.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has any of these health problems: Asthma, very bad heart failure (weak heart), a heartbeat that is not normal, or a very slow heartbeat.
- If your child has liver disease.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that your child is using this drug.
- Have your child’s blood pressure and heart rate checked often. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- Have your child avoid tasks or actions that call for alertness until you see how this drug affects your child. These are things like riding a bike, playing sports, or using items such as scissors, lawnmowers, electric scooters, toy cars, or motorized vehicles.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, have your child get up slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Have your child be extra careful climbing stairs.
- Have your child’s blood work checked. Talk with your child’s doctor.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Be sure the doctor and lab workers know your child takes this drug.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- This drug may hide the signs of low blood sugar. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch his/her blood sugar closely.
- Do not stop giving this drug to your child all of a sudden. If you do, chest pain that is worse and in some cases heart attack may occur. The chance may be higher if your child has certain types of heart disease. To avoid side effects, you will want to slowly stop this drug as ordered by the doctor. Call the doctor right away if your child has new or worse chest pain or if other heart problems happen.
- If your child is taking this drug and has high blood pressure, talk with the doctor before giving OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
- This drug is not approved for use in children younger than 18 years of age. Talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- Chest pain.
- Slow heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Change in eyesight.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, swelling in the arms or legs.
- Change in how contact lenses feel in the eyes.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Weight gain.
- Joint pain.
- Give as you have been told, even if your child feels well.
- Give this drug at the same time of day.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss giving your child doses.
- Give this drug with food.
- Have your child swallow whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
- You may sprinkle contents of capsule on applesauce. Have your child swallow without chewing.
- If mixed, have your child swallow the mixed drug right away. Do not store for use at a later time.
- Give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not put on 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.