Corgard Uses

How Does It Work?

Corgard belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Stress hormones (such as adrenaline) bind to these receptors and cause certain reactions in the body, such as:
 
By blocking beta receptors, Corgard causes the reverse effect of stress hormones. It decreases the heart rate, blood pressure, and the workload of the heart. This means that the heart requires less blood and oxygen to work properly.
 

Corgard Use in Children or Teens

Corgard is not approved for use in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Corgard in children.
 

Off-Label Corgard Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Corgard for something other than high blood pressure or angina. Sometimes, the drug might be used off-label for the following uses:
 
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