Coreg is a prescription medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It can also be used in people with a recent history of a heart attack to improve survival. The medicine blocks beta receptors, which helps to decrease heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, and the workload on the heart. Potential side effects of Coreg may include dizziness, diarrhea, and low blood pressure.
Coreg® (carvedilol) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a class of drugs called beta blockers.
The drug is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.
Approved uses for Coreg include:
- High blood pressure control
- Congestive heart failure treatment
- Treatment following a heart attack to improve survival and decrease the chances of another heart attack.
This medication has not been licensed for use in children, although it is often used in an off-label fashion to treat specific conditions in children. Coreg may also be recommended for other off-label reasons, such as treatment for migraines or chest pain (angina).
(Click Coreg Uses for more information, including possible off-label uses.)