| Carloc 12.5
| Carvedilol BP
What is Carloc 12.5?
Carloc containing the active ingredient carvedilol is considered a beta blocker type of medication. The medication works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing blood vessels to help the heart pump blood more smoothly and efficiently. It is mainly used to treat chronic heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). Some people may also use it after heart attacks to improve the chance of survival if the heart is not pumping well.
How is Carloc 12.5 used?
Carloc is usually taken orally twice per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication should be taken with some food along with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. The doctor may start you on a low dose and gradually increase your dose to allow your body to adjust to the medication. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor, even if you feel well, as high blood pressure usually has no visible symptoms.
Patients using Carloc may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dry cough
- Cold hands or feet
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Decreased sex drive or erectile dysfunction
- Blurred vision
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Swollen ankles or feet
- Joint pain
- Mental or mood changes
- Loss of bladder control
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Carloc 12.5 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.