The medication comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken twice a day. Several strengths of Coreg are available, including:
Coreg 3.125 mg
Coreg 6.25 mg
Coreg 12.5 mg
Coreg 25 mg.
You should take Coreg with food, and your dosage should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood. Do not stop taking the medication without first discussing it with your healthcare provider. Stopping it abruptly increases the risk for serious side effects.
(Click Coreg for a complete overview of this medicine. This article discusses how it works, describes potential side effects, and lists the various strengths of Coreg that are available.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Coreg [package insert]. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline;2011 January.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. FDA approves first generic versions of Coreg (9/5/2007). FDA Web site. http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01695.html. Accessed September 6, 2007.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2008.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed February 26, 2009.
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