What is carvedilol?
Carvedilol is a prescription medication that is used to treat high blood pressure (sometimes called hypertension) and moderate to severe heart failure. It is also used to improve the chances of survival after a heart attack.
High blood pressure is a common but serious condition that affects nearly half of all Americans, according to the CDC. If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and other parts of the body. This can lead to adverse events like heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and more.
Carvedilol is often used together with other medications. Antihypertensive medications such as carvedilol work best in conjunction with healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, keeping a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and using alcohol in moderation.