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Carvedilol Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 7, 2024.

Applies to the following strengths: 3.125 mg; 6.25 mg; 12.5 mg; 25 mg; 10 mg; 20 mg; 40 mg; 80 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Congestive Heart Failure

Immediate-release tablets:

Extended-release capsules:


Use: For the treatment of mild-to-severe chronic heart failure of ischemic or cardiomyopathic origin (usually in addition to diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and digitalis, to increase survival and to reduce the risk of hospitalization)

Usual Adult Dose for Left Ventricular Dysfunction

Immediate-release tablets:

Extended-release capsules:
Initial dose: 20 mg orally once a day for 3 to 10 days


Use: To reduce cardiovascular mortality in clinically stable patients who have survived the acute phase of a myocardial infarction and have a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than or equal to 40% (with or without symptomatic heart failure)

Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension

Immediate-release tablets:

Extended-release capsules:


Use: For the management of essential hypertension (alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents, especially thiazide type diuretics)

Renal Dose Adjustments

Patients with underlying renal dysfunction may require extra monitoring during dosage increases; the dose should be reduced or therapy discontinued if a worsening of renal function occurs.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Severe hepatic impairment: Contraindicated


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Hemodialysis: This drug does not appear to be cleared significantly by hemodialysis due to its high degree of plasma protein binding.
Peritoneal dialysis: Data not available

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