Coreg CR is a medicine to treat hypertension. It is composed of Carvedilol as the main active ingredient, which belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, a growing pharmaceutical company manufactures this medicine. The pill is offered in dosages as 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, and 25 mg.
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Active Ingredient: Given medication has the main active ingredient, Carvedilol. This active ingredient belongs to a group of medicine known as Beta-Blockers. It is indicated to treat heart failure and high blood pressure. It can be used in people who have had a heart attack.
Indications: This given medicine is approved for the treatment of mild-to-severe chronic heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin. Coreg CR also reduces cardiovascular mortality in clinically stable people who have survived the acute phase of myocardial infarction as well as a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than or equal to 40%. It is also indicated to treat hypertension.
Action Mechanism: The active ingredient in the pill is Carvedilol. This ingredient blocks receptors of the adrenergic nervous system. Nerves from the adrenergic system release an adrenergic chemical like norepinephrine that attaches to receptors on the heart's muscle. These receptors stimulate the muscle to beat more rapidly. This blocking of the receptors the pill reduces the heart's rate and force of contraction. So as to reduce the work of the heart.
Dosages: The mentioned medicine Coreg CR is offered in different dosages as given below:
- 10 mg: Usually, this pill should be taken once a day in the morning with food as prescribed by the doctor
- 20 mg: Take this pill once in a day preferably in the morning with food, not against the prescription by the doctor
- 40 mg: Consume this tablet 2 times a day with or without food, not against the prescription by the doctor
Note: Caution should be exercised in people who wear contact lenses, it may have dry eyes while taking this medication.