Carvedilol vs Propranolol

Carvedilol
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Propranolol
(Rx)
Carvedilol is a cardiovascular medication (link kb-display="Beta Blockers"beta blocker/link).
Propranolol is a cardiovascular medication (link kb-display="Beta Blockers"beta blocker/link).
Satisfaction Score
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3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
2.9
Concern level
2.4
Helpfulness
for High Blood Pressure
4.6
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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September 5, 2007
Not Available
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4,493 Discussions
66,383 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Carvedilol is prescribed for High Blood Pressure, Chronic Heart Failure, Heart Failure and Heart Attack and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for A Fib, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Migraines
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Palpitations
#5 for Shaking
#7 for Panic
#8 for Tachycardia
#9 for Graves
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Akathisia
#12 for PTSD
#13 for Hemangioma
Propranolol is prescribed for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Palpitations and Shaking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Car
Tiredness
10
Dizziness
6
Shortness of Breath
4
Tachycardia
4
Headaches
4
Weight Gain
3
Weakness
3
Depression
3
Nausea
3
Palpitations
3
Pro
Insomnia
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
3
Nausea
3
Shortness of Breath
2
Asthma
2
Weakness
2
Drowsiness
1
Weight Loss
1
Numbness
1
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Tiredness
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Dizziness
Car
Pro
6
0
Shortness of Breath
Car
Pro
4
2
Tachycardia
Car
Pro
4
0
Headaches
Car
Pro
4
0
Weight Gain
Car
Pro
3
3
Weakness
Car
Pro
3
2
Depression
Car
Pro
3
0
Nausea
Car
Pro
3
3
Palpitations
Car
Pro
3
0
Insomnia
Pro
Car
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Car
3
0
Weight Gain
Pro
Car
3
3
Nausea
Pro
Car
3
3
Shortness of Breath
Pro
Car
2
4
Asthma
Pro
Car
2
0
Weakness
Pro
Car
2
3
Drowsiness
Pro
Car
1
0
Weight Loss
Pro
Car
1
0
Numbness
Pro
Car
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Carvedilol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Propranolol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Carvedilol and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Propranolol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 3.125 mg, 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg, 25 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg, 90 mg
Capsule: 60 mg, 80 mg, 120 mg, 160 mg
Solution: 20 mg/5 mL, 40 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/mL, 4.28 mg/mL
Drops: 80 mg/mL
Syringe: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Should be taking the same way every time either with food or on empty stomach because food may alter drug absorption.
Ingredients
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Carvedilol
Propranolol Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Carvedilol and Propranolol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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