Without a Prescription
Coreg is a blood pressure medication and belongs to the class of drugs known as beta-blockers. These beta-blockers affect the circulatory system, which includes the human heart, arteries and veins.
Coreg is prescribed primarily in treating hypertension or high blood pressure.
Taking Coreg may not be advisable if you have any of the following conditions:
- Any type of circulatory disease;
- Heart problems such as low blood pressure, slow heart rate, sick sinus syndrome, a pacemaker or heart failure;
- Kidney disease;
- Liver disease;
- Thyroid disease;
You may not be able to take Coreg, may need dosage adjustments, or may need special monitoring while taking Coreg if you have any of the preceding conditions.
Coreg belongs to the FDA pregnancy category C, which means that Coreg may be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Coreg without your doctor's consent, especially when you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant or currently breast-feeding.
Coreg may cause drowsiness, dizziness or blood pressure changes. Employ caution when driving or performing hazardous activities. Do not drink alcohol when using Coreg.
Coreg should be taken exactly as instructed by your doctor. If there are matters regarding this blood pressure medication that you do not understand, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to explain those matters to you.
Each dose of Coreg should be taken with a full glass of water. It should be taken with food to minimize dizziness. Coreg should be taken in at the same time daily, and it should be taken regularly to gain the maximum benefit.
The dosage of Coreg that is best suited to you and your condition should be prescribed by your doctor. Dosage may vary from person to person with regard to a variety of factors.
Symptoms of overdose of Coreg include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Slow heart beat;
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention as you may be experiencing an overdose.
If possible, do not miss a dose of Coreg. If a dose is missed, however, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the subsequent dose according to schedule. Do not take a double dose of Coreg unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Coreg may have any of the following serious side effects and allergic reactions:
- Chest pain;
- Closing of the throat;
- Difficulty breathing;
- Sudden weight gain;
- Swelling of the feet, ankles or lower legs;
- Swelling of the lips, face and/or tongue;
- Unusually cold or blue hand or feet;
- Unusually slow or irregular heartbeat;
If you experience any of the preceding symptoms, discontinue the use of Coreg and seek immediate medical attention. Inform your doctor afterwards.
Coreg may also have less serious side effects that are more likely to occur. These include:
- Diarrhoea or abdominal pain;
- Dryness of the eyes;
- Fatigue or dizziness;
- Weak pulse or mildly slow heart rate;
If you experience any of the preceding symptoms, continue using the product but inform your doctor immediately.
Other side effects may also occur when you take Coreg. Inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual during or after taking Coreg.
Before you take Coreg, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:
- Diabetes medication;
- Heart medication such as nifedipine, reserpine, verapamil, diltiazem, clonidine, digoxin, doxazosin, quanadrel, prazosin or terazosin;
- Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
- Respiratory medications;
- Stomach medications;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Coreg may also be known as: