Coreg Side Effects
Generic name: carvedilol
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 8, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about carvedilol. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Coreg.
Common side effects of Coreg include: hyperglycemia. Other side effects include: angina pectoris, hypotension, nausea, orthostatic hypotension, rales, visual disturbance, and vomiting. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to carvedilol: oral capsules, oral tablets
Side effects include:
Patients with heart failure receiving immediate-release carvedilol (the active ingredient contained in Coreg) tablets: Dizziness, headache, fatigue, asthenia, arthralgia, hypotension, bradycardia, generalized edema, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, hyperglycemia, weight gain, increased BUN, increased nonprotein nitrogen (NPN), increased cough, abnormal vision.
Patients with left ventricular dysfunction following MI receiving immediate-release carvedilol tablets: Similar to those in patients receiving the drug for the treatment of heart failure. Anemia, dyspnea, pulmonary edema also reported.
Patients with hypertension receiving immediate-release carvedilol tablets: Dizziness, bradycardia, diarrhea, insomnia, postural hypotension.
Patients with hypertension receiving extended-release carvedilol phosphate capsules: Nasopharyngitis, dizziness, nausea, peripheral edema.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to carvedilol: oral capsule extended release, oral tablet
Common (1% to 10%): Weight increase, hypercholesterolemia, impaired blood glucose control (hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia) in patients with preexisting diabetes, gout, BUN increased, dehydration, hypervolemia[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Chest pain (15%), hypotension, cardiac failure
Common (1% to 10%): Bradycardia, edema, hypervolemia, orthostatic hypotension, hypertension, syncope, disturbances of peripheral circulation (e.g., cold extremities, peripheral vascular disease, exacerbation of intermittent claudication, Raynaud's phenomenon)
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Allergic exanthema, dermatitis, urticaria, pruritus, psoriatic and lichen planus like skin lesions, increased sweating, alopecia, erythematous rash, maculopapular rash, photosensitivity reaction
Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection, micturition disorders, hematuria
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Erectile dysfunction
The frequency of adverse reactions is not dose-dependent, with the exception of dizziness, abnormal vision and bradycardia.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Anemia, purpura, prothrombin decrease
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Leukopenia[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) increased, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) increased, gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) increased[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache, hyperesthesia, vertigo
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Presyncope, syncope, paresthesia,
Common (1% to 10%): Visual impairment, abnormal vision, blurred vision, lacrimation decreased (dry eye), eye irritation[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Fatigue (24%), asthenia
Common (1% to 10%): Pain, malaise, fever
Common (1% to 10%): Depression, depressed mood, somnolence
Common (1% to 10%): Renal failure and renal function abnormalities (in patients with diffuse vascular disease and/or underlying renal insufficiency), albuminuria[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Upper respiratory tract infection (18%)
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Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Coreg (carvedilol)." SmithKline Beecham (2001):
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
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