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Carvedilol, sold under the brand name Coreg among others, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure (CHF), and left ventricular dysfunction in people who are otherwise stable. For high blood pressure, it is generally a second-line treatment. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include dizziness, tiredness, joint pain, low blood pressure, nausea, and shortness of breath. Severe side effects may include bronchospasm. Safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unclear. Use is not recommended with liver problems. Carvedilol is a nonselective beta blocker and alpha-1 blocker. How it improves outcomes is not entirely clear but may involve dilation of blood vessels.Carvedilol was patented in 1978 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1995. It is available as a generic medication. In the United States, the wholesale cost per dose is less than 0.05 USD as of 2018. In 2016, it was the 30th most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 23 million prescriptions.

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