What is Carloc (Carvedilol) used for?
Carloc (Carvedilol) is an oral beta-blocker prescribed to treat angina, stable heart failure, or hypertension. The medication reduces the amount of work required by the heart to circulate the blood in order to prevent symptoms associated with these conditions including headaches, agitation, faintness, or chest pain. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Carloc (Carvedilol)?
Carloc (Carvedilol) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack may be recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the medication prior to use by chewing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Carloc (Carvedilol)?
Carloc (Carvedilol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, trouble breathing, unusual swelling, cold sensations in the fingers or toes, or high blood sugar levels. Contact your doctor if you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Carloc (Carvedilol) if the patient being treated is a child under the age of eighteen or if you have cardiogenic shock, a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiogenic shock, uncontrolled heart failure, sick sinus syndrome, metabolic acidosis, bradycardia, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, or who have an untreated tumour of the adrenal gland. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have psoriasis, 1st degree heart block, an overactive thyroid gland, peripheral arterial disorder, myasthenia gravis, history of heart failure, angina not caused by exertion, hypoglycaemia, a history of allergies, or reduced kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Carloc (Carvedilol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Carloc may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.