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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:Carvedilol
Manufacturer:TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA
Other Info:

Manufactured In Israel By: TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL IND.

LTD. Jerusalem, 91010, Israel Manufactured For: TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA Sellersville, PA 18960 A 8/2007



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Indications and Usage
Carvedilol is an alpha/beta-adrenergic blocking agent indicated for the treatment of: Left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction in clinically stable patients (1.1) Hypertension (1.2)
Left Ventricular Dysfunction -- A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.

Myocardial Infarction -- NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).

Hypertensive disease -- Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.

Contraindications

Carvedilol is contraindicated in the following conditions: Bronchial asthma or related bronchospastic conditions.

Deaths from status asthmaticus have been reported following single doses of carvedilol. Second- or third-degree AV block Sick sinus syndrome Severe bradycardia (unless a permanent pacemaker is in place) Patients with cardiogenic shock or who have decompensated heart failure requiring the use of intravenous inotropic therapy.

Such patients should first be weaned from intravenous therapy before initiating carvedilol Patients with clinically manifest hepatic impairment Patients with a history of a serious hypersensitivity reaction to carvedilol (e.g., Stevens-Johnson syndrome)
Asthma -- A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

Status Asthmaticus -- A sudden intense and continuous aggravation of a state of asthma, marked by dyspnea to the point of exhaustion and collapse and not responding to the usual therapeutic efforts.

Cardiogenic shock -- Shock resulting from diminution of cardiac output in heart disease.

Hepatic impairment --

Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome -- A variant of bullous erythema multiforme. It ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe, sometimes fatal systemic disorder. Ocular symptoms include ulcerative conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis, uveitis, and sometimes blindness. The cause of the disease is unknown.

Branded Drugs
The following US Branded drugs contain Carvedilol


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