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What are various dosages of carvedilol?

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Anonymous 1 Nov 2009

Carvedilol is the generic name for Coreg. The dosages vary depending on the medical condition of the patient and the type of Coreg prescribed, *Coreg tablets or **Coreg CR (extended-release capsules). According to my PDR here are the various adult doses:

HYPERTENSION
*Coreg/Carvedilol: The recommended starting dose is 6.25 mg twice a day with food. The doctor may increase the dosage every 1 or 2 weeks to a maxium of 50 mg a day.
**Coreg CR: The recommended starting dose is 20 mg once daily in the morning with food. The doctor may increase the dosage every 1 or 2 weeks to a maximum of 80 mg once a day.

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
*Coreg/Carvedilol: The starting dose is 3.125 mg twice a day with food . The doctor may increase the dosage every two weeks as needed, up to a maximum of 100 mg a day. (The maximum of 100 mg per day is for people weighing over 187 pounds).
**Coreg CR: The starting dose is 10 mg once daily in the morning with food. The doctor may increase the dosage every 2 weeks to a maximum of 80 mg once a day.

LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION FOLLOWING A HEART ATTACK
*Coreg/Carvedilol: The starting dose ranges from 3.125 to 6.25 mg twice a day with food. The doctor may increase the dosage after 3 to 10 days to 12.5 mg twice a day. Based on the patients response, the doctor may again increase the dose up to a maximum of 25 mg twice a day.
**Coreg CR: The recommended starting dose is 20 mg once daily in the morning with food. The doctor may increase the dosage after 3 to 10 days to 40 mg once a day. Based on the patients response, the doctor may again increase the dose up to a maximum of 80 mg once per day.

The above dosing information pertains to adults only, the safety and effectiveness of Coreg have not been studied in children under the age of 18.

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