Carvedilol (Coreg®)

is a beta-blocker combined with an alpha-blocker

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • is a beta-blocker combined with an alpha-blocker
  • Effects
    • slows heart rate significantly
    • causes the heart not to pump as forcefully
    • will reduce blood pressure
    • is used for some heart rhythm disturbances
  • Side Effects
    • this medication is very powerful, and side effects are common at inappropriate doses
    • weakness or even collapse can occur with this medication
    • this medication will often be started at low doses and increased slowly
    • this medication can affect the lungs of animals with lung disease and is used cautiously in this scenario
  • Other Info
    • this medication is not used routinely in veterinary medicine
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