Important Guidelines for Carvedilol CR

Carvedilol CR Dosing Following a Heart Attack

The recommended starting dose of carvedilol CR following a heart attack is 20 mg once daily. Based on the response and/or side effects, the dosage may be increased or decreased until the optimal dose is determined. People respond to medications, including carvedilol CR, in different ways.
 

General Information on Dosing With Carvedilol CR

Considerations for people taking carvedilol CR include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
     
  • You should take carvedilol CR with food.
     
  • Swallow the capsules whole; do not chew or crush the capsules.
     
  • If absolutely necessary, the capsules may be opened and the contents sprinkled on a spoonful of applesauce. The applesauce should not be warm and should be eaten immediately without chewing.
     
  • Be sure to take this medication at the same time each day, to keep an even level of medication in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your carvedilol CR dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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