What is Coryol?
Coryol is brand name of drug called Carvedilol and manufactured by Actoverco pharmaceutical factory under license of KRKA, Slovenia.
Coryol (carvedilol) belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers that work by relaxing and widening the blood vessels. This makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and reduces blood pressure and strain on your heart.
Scored tablets 6.25, 12.5 mg
What is Coryol (carvedilol) used for?
Treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension);
- Treatment of chest pain that occurs when the arteries that supply your heart with blood carrying oxygen are narrowed which results in less oxygen reaching your heart muscles (angina);
- Treatment of weakening of the heart muscle (heart failure), in combination with other medicines.
Important notes before taking Coryol (carvedilol):
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have an allergy to carvedilol or any other part of this drug.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of these health problems: Asthma, other lung or breathing problems that cause shortness of breath or wheezing, certain types of abnormal heartbeats called heart block or sick sinus syndrome, a slow heartbeat, or heart failure that is being treated with certain intravenous drugs, liver disease.
- This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with this drug. Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this drug with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Important notes while taking Coryol (carvedilol):
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Check blood pressure and heart rate as the doctor has told you.
- Have laboratory tests checked as you have been told by the doctor. This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
- This drug may hide the signs of low blood sugar. If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Do not stop taking this drug all of a sudden. If you do, chest pain that is worse and in some cases heart attack may occur. The risk may be greater if you have certain types of heart disease. To avoid side effects, you will want to slowly stop this drug as ordered by your doctor. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worse chest pain or if other heart problems occur.
- This drug may make it harder to tell if you have signs of an overactive thyroid like fast heartbeat. If you have an overactive thyroid and stop taking this drug all of a sudden, it may get worse and could be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have had a very bad allergic reaction, talk with your doctor. You may have a chance of an even worse reaction if you come into contact with what caused your allergy. If you use epinephrine to treat very bad allergic reactions, talk with your doctor. Epinephrine may not work as well while you are taking this drug.
- If you are having cataract surgery or other eye procedure, Talk with your doctor.
- If you wear contact lenses, you may have fewer tears or dry eyes. Call your doctor if this bothers you.
- If you are taking this drug and have high blood pressure, talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
- This drug is not approved for use in children younger than 18 years of age. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
Coryol (carvedilol) side effects
Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat;
- Very bad dizziness or passing out;
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed;
- Chest pain that is new or worse;
- Slow heartbeat;
- Change in eyesight.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, a heartbeat that is not normal, or swelling in the arms or legs that is new or worse. Worsening of heart failure has happened with this drug.
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Feeling tired or weak;
- Upset stomach or throwing up;
- Joint pain.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
How do I store and/or throw out this drug?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs.