Coreg is is a beta blocker applied in treatment of heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Common use Coreg is a non-selective blocker of beta-adrenoreceptors and selective bloacker of alpha-receptors. Nerves of the adrenergic system innervates the heart and release norepinephrine which stimulates the heart's muscle to beat more rapidly and forcefully. Coreg reduces the heart's rate and force of contraction when it blocks such receptors and makes the work of the heart easier. Coreg blocks adrenergic receptors on arteries which relaxes them and causes blood pressure to fall.
Dosage and direction Coreg is taken twice daily with food since this increases the amount of absorbed drug. Do not stop or change your dose without directions of your physician since it can result in serious cardiac complications (arrhythmias). Continue to take this medication even if you feel fine: probably you need to take blood pressure medications because your illness is life long.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but if it is less than four hours before your next dose, just skip the missed dose. Do not try to compensate a missed dose by taking an extra one.
Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of Coreg and experience uneven heartbeats, shortness of breath, bluish-colored fingernails, dizziness, weakness, fainting, and seizure seek for immediate medical attention.
Storage The medication should be stored at room temperature 15-30 C (59-86 F) in a light- resistant box.
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