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Carvedilol tablets 10 mg for chronic heart failure, hypertension and angina (Coreg, Artist)
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General information on Japanese Carvedilol tablets 10 mg for chronic heart failure, hypertension and angina (Coreg, Artist)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. / Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredients: carvedilol (chemical formula C24H26N2O4)
Medical effect: Carvedilol tablets are effective for the treatment of following:
- Chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy is the main indication for use of Carvedilol tablets,
- Mild to moderate essential hypertension,
- Renal parenchymal hypertension,
- Angina pectoris,
- Tachycardiac atrial fibrillation.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for patients with bronchial asthma, bronchospasm, diabetic ketoacidosis, metabolic acidosis, bradycardia, atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, cardiogenic shock, decompensated heart failure, right heart failure due to pulmonary hypertension or untreated pheochromocytoma. Do not use for pregnant, breastfeeding or possibly pregnant women.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication or receiving any other treatment, you have to consult with your doctor before use.
As this medicine may provoke the sudden dizziness, the patient should avoid working at heights, operating dangerous machinery, or driving a car.
Dosage and administration
For essential hypertension (mild to moderate) and renal parenchymal hypertension: for adults, take 10-20 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. However, doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to the age or symptoms.
For angina pectoris: for adults, take 20 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. However, doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to the age or symptoms.
For tachycardiac atrial fibrillation: for adults, start with 5 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day. If the effect is still insufficient, the dosage may be gradually increased to 10 mg at a time, once a day, and then to 20 mg at a time, once a day. The doctor in charge may adjust the dosage according to the age or symptoms. However, the maximum dose of 20 mg at a time, once a day, should not be exceeded.
For chronic heart failure caused by ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy: for adults, start with 1.25 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 2 times a day after meals. If this medicine is tolerated well, the dosage may be gradually increased gradually at intervals of at least 1 week between each step. If at some point the dose is not tolerated well, the dosage may be reduced. The dosage must be increased or decreased step by step, with 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg taken at a time, 2 times a day after meals. A maintenance dose is 2.5 mg to 10 mg at a time, 2 times a day after meals. Please note that this medication contains 10 mg of active ingredient in 1 tablet.
How effective are Carvedilol tablets 10 mg from Japan for chronic heart failure (Coreg, Artist)?
Carvedilol is a non-selective β-adrenergic receptor antagonist and an α-adrenergic receptor antagonist. By blocking adrenergic receptors, it suppresses excess activity of the heart and improves cardiac functions. As an alpha blocker, Carvedilol tablets also help to widen the blood vessels and, by this, to decrease the blood pressure.
Who should use Carvedilol tablets 10 mg from Japan?
Carvedilol tablets are effective for the treatment of chronic heart failure due to ischemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy. Studies showed that carvedilol helps to regulate the heartbeat, prevents the heart attacks and significantly reduces the risk of death (H. J. Dargie. "Effect of carvedilol on outcome after myocardial infarction in patients with left-ventricular dysfunction: the CAPRICORN randomised trial". The Lancet, 2001, 357 (9266): 1385–1390). Also, this medicine is used for the treatment of essential hypertension (mild to moderate), renal parenchymal hypertension, angina pectoris and tachycardiac atrial fibrillation.