Coreg, also known as carvedilol, belongs to a group of drugs called non-cardioselective beta blockers. These beta blockers affect the bloodflow through the arteries and veins. Coreg affects the function of the heart, and is used by healthcare practitioners to treat heart failure and high blood pressure in patients. Coreg can also be used after an episode of a heart attack to help the heart pump the blood effectively. Coreg can also be prescribed by physicians for purposes other than the ones mentioned. Coreg is an important drug recognized worldwide for treating patients with heart conditions. Hypertension is a common condition which when untreated can cause serious damage to the heart, brain, and blood vessels among other parts in the body. Damage to these vital organs may eventually lead to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, or heart diseases, among other problems. Therefore, Coreg acts as a Beta-Blocker affecting how the blood is circulating in the heart through the veins and arteries. Coreg is majorly used in the treatment of high blood pressure also referred to as hypertension as well as heart failure. It can also be useful to patients with heart attack problems especially after the heart attack has caused the heart not to pump blood properly. Coreg works by relaxing and calming blood vessels as well as causing the heart rate to be slowed down to improve the flow of blood and ensure that blood pressure in the heart is decreased. Coreg comes in the form of a capsule, and it is important to seek medical attention from your doctor before using this drug. Your doctor will provide you with a step by step medication dosage. Coreg works best when taken with food.
Drug Name: Coreg
Generic name: Carvedilol