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Carvedilol

Drug Information

Carvedilol is used to treat mild to moderate heart failure and high blood pressure.

Common brand names:

Coreg, Coreg CR

Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

Replenish Depleted Nutrients

  • none

Reduce Side Effects

  • none

Support Medicine

  • none

Reduces Effectiveness

  • none

Potential Negative Interaction

  • Sodium

    In one controlled clinical trial, lowering dietary salt intake increased the fall in blood pressure obtained with carvedilol.1 Therefore, people taking carvedilol to treat high blood pressure should consider eating a diet low in salt to improve the outcome of drug therapy.

Explanation Required 

  • none

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

References

1. Ruilope LM, Lahera V. Influence of salt intake on the antihypertensive effect of carvedilol. J Hypertens Suppl 1993;11:S17–9.

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