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Coreg® (carvedilol) is a prescription medication used for treating several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. Specifically, it can help treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure, and can also help improve survival rates following a heart attack.
As a heart medicine, Coreg works by decreasing blood pressure and making the heart more efficient, which allows more blood to be pumped from the heart. Because of these effects, the drug has been shown to:
- Decrease the progression of congestive heart failure
- Improve congestive heart failure symptoms (including exercise tolerance)
- Decrease hospitalizations and loss of life from congestive heart failure.
For people who have heart failure or left ventricular dysfunction following a heart attack, taking Coreg on a daily basis decreases the chance of death by 23 percent and decreases the risk of another heart attack by 40 percent.
Although it is an effective heart medicine, Coreg cannot cure congestive heart failure or high blood pressure.
(Click Coreg Uses for more information on this heart medicine and what it is used for. This article also discusses the effects of Coreg on the body and lists possible off-label uses.)