Q: What else should I know before beginning the medication of Carvedilol?
A: When a patient has begun the medication on Carvedilol or in the first few days after increasing a dose, it may worsen the symptoms, especially in the person has had or is having a heart failure or is taking water pills (tablets that cause excess urination). This is not a cause of concern and the dose should not be increased. Do not self-medicate with Carvedilol. This medicine should not be stopped abruptly. The dose has to be decreased gradually by your doctor, and its adjustments must be done under medical supervision. Kidney function, platelet counts and blood glucose are needed regularly. Carvedilol should not be consumed by children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Always take this medicine with food.
Q: Is Carvedilol better than other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain?
A: Carvedilol is one of the best medicines for your heart. It has fewer side effects than other medicines of its class (beta-blockers). Carvedilol is associated with the efficient heart functioning. It has a minimal impact on the heart rate and heart beats and can effectively control the blood pressure. This medicine is also beneficial for patients with diabetes and high cholesterol. Carvedilol reduces blood clot formation and frequency of heart attacks and is sometimes given in patients after a heart attack to prevent further complications.