What is Carloc (Carvedilol) used for?
Carloc (Carvedilol) is a beta-blocker prescribed to treat patients with hypertension, angina, or stable heart failure. The medication operates by lowering the heart rate to reduce blood pressure and prevent strokes or heart attacks. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Carloc (Carvedilol)?
Carloc (Carvedilol) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not crush or split the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Carloc (Carvedilol)?
Some patients using Carloc (Carvedilol) may experience side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious symptoms such as faintness, irregular heartbeats, unusual swelling or weight gain, chest pain, trouble breathing, incontinence, numbness in the extremities, sensitive skin, high blood sugar levels, or a severe skin reaction. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases to prevent further problems from appearing.
Carloc (Carvedilol) should not be used by patients who are children or those who have hypotension, uncontrolled heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a history of asthma, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, edema, bradycardia, metabolic acidosis, an untreated tumor affecting the adrenal gland, or decreased liver function. You are also suggested to inform your physician if you are elderly or have psoriasis, angina, 1st degree heart block, controlled heart failure, an overactive thyroid, diabetes, hypoglycemia, myasthenia gravis, a history of allergies, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Carloc (Carvedilol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.