June 1, 2023

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as carvedilol (Coreg).

Everybody welcome back the drug talk is always am your host garyx amble today we’re going discussing the medication known as care available all its brand name is coreg now before i talk about the medication itself just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only and not to be used as a source for recommendations for your personal healthcare

But cravate lal is a non-selective beta adrenergic blocking agent or a beta blocker in terms of indications for use turvey lal is indicated to be used in the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure we see this medication used in the treatment of heart failure it’s also indicated to be used in the treatment of impaired left ventricular function now before

Somebody wants to use turvey dalal there are some contraindications that they must clear as well as some precautions and warnings that they should be made aware of this medication cannot be used in patients who have bronchial asthma patients with decompensated heart failure that require iv ionotropic therapy cannot use carvalho the patients have a hypersensitivity

To carve a blow or any other component of the product they would not be able to use this medication patients with second or third degree atrial ventricular block cannot use travail below and it also can’t be used in patients who have severe bradycardia or slow heart rate unless there’s a pacemaker in place and finally it cannot be used by patients who have

Severe hepatic or liver impairment now in terms of precautions patients should be made aware that heart failure may worsen during dose increases bradycardia with a pulse rate less than 55 beats per minute may occur and the dose may have to be decreased syncope or fainting an orthostatic hypotension or a sudden drop in blood pressure when going from a seated to a

Standing position may occur especially during initiation of therapy patients should be told not to stop this medication abruptly it should be stopped slowly if discontinuation is necessary in patients with diabetes this may mask some signs of hypoglycemia such as a rapid heart rate or tachycardia finally four precautions this medication should be used cautiously

In patients who have renal or kidney insufficiency once somebody is cleared of the contraindications i made aware of the precautions and warnings and they start to use care of a dalal they can expect to receive their dose orally so if somebody is using care available all the tree hypertension or high blood pressure they would typically start off with six point

Two five milligrams taking twice daily the dose may be doubled every one to two weeks and the maximum dose will be 25 milligrams twice daily somebody is using this medication for an off-label indications such as in china pectoris they may use 25 or 50 milligrams twice daily well as with all medications there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients

May experience while using curve a dalal so i’ll go over some of those here now bradycardia or a slow heart rate might happen up to 10 percent of the time and hypotension or low blood pressure can happen up to 20% of the time up to 7 percent of patients may experience peripheral edema or swelling and to 12 percent of patients may experience abnormal weight gain

And up to 12 percent may experience hyperglycemia or high blood sugar up to 12 percent may experience diarrhea and up to 33 percent may experience dizziness 24 percent of patients using carvedilol may experience fatigue now some more rare but serious side effects will be atrioventricular block steven johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis aplastic anemia

And status asthmaticus now that’s all we’re going to talk about today with carve a below as always i’m very thankful you took the time to come by and watch one of my videos if you found the information valuable and you’d like to help grow this channel you can like the videos share the videos or most importantly subscribe to the youtube channel there’s also some

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