Carvilol

Carvilol Dosage/Direction for Use

carvedilol

Manufacturer:

Darya-Varia

Marketer:

Darya-Varia
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Congestive heart failure: Dosage must be individualized and closely monitored by a physician during up-titration.
Prior to initiation of carvedilol, the dosing of digitalis, diuretics and ACE inhibitor (if used) should be stabilized. The recommended starting dose of carvedilol is 3.125 mg twice daily for two weeks. If this dose is tolerated, it can be then be increased to 6.25 mg twice daily. Dosing should then be doubled every 2 weeks to the highest level tolerated by the patient. The maximum recommended dose is 25 mg twice daily in patients weighing less than 85 kg and 50 mg twice daily in patients weighing more than 85 kg. Carvedilol should be taken with food to slow the rate of absorption and reduce the incidence of orthostatic effects.
Essential hypertension: Adults: The recommended dose for initiation of therapy is 12.5 mg once a day (or 6.25 mg twice daily) for the first 2 days. Thereafter, the recommended dosage is 25 mg once a day. If necessary, the dosage may subsequently be increased at intervals of at least two weeks up to the recommended maximum daily dose of 50 mg given once a day or in divided doses (twice daily).
Elderly: The recommended dose for initiation of therapy is 12.5 mg once daily, which has provided satisfactory control in some patients. If response is inadequate, the dose may be titrated at intervals of at least two weeks up to the recommended maximum daily dose of 50 mg given once a day or in divided doses.
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