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Carvedilol CR is a medication used for treating certain conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. By blocking beta receptors in the body, the drug can decrease heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressures, as well as the workload on the heart. The drug comes in capsule form and is available by prescription only. Potential side effects include diarrhea, fatigue, and dizziness.

What Is Carvedilol CR?

Carvedilol CR (Coreg CR®) is a prescription medicine that has been licensed to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. It is part of a part of a class of drugs called beta blockers. It is a long-acting medication that is taken just once a day.
 
(Click What Is Carvedilol CR Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, carvedilol CR can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common carvedilol CR side effects include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • High blood sugar
  • Diarrhea.
     
(Click Side Effects of Carvedilol CR to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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