A medicine that is usually used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), and stable heart failure. However, physicians may prescribe this medication to treat other conditions not listed in this document. While the active ingredient is Carvedilol, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as polysorbate, hypromellose, colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, and others. Carvejohn 25 mg belongs to the class of medications called beta-adrenergic blocking agents and beta-blockers. Reducing hypertension helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney issues. In any case, do not use this medicine without the doctor’s approval because it may lead to unwanted results.
The manufacturer of Carvejohn 25 mg is Johnlee Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water and avoid other beverages such as alcohol because it may increase your risk of negative effects. It is not advised to crush, break, or chew the tablet while swallowing. To decrease the risk of stomach upset or nausea, you can take the pill with milk or light food. To get a better effect from Carvedilol, you should follow the doctor’s recommendations carefully such as administering the tablet at a fixed time every day.
Commonly, the recommended dose per day is two tablets or as directed by your doctor. However, if you do not notice the desired result, your healthcare professional may gradually increase the dosage or even change the brand of the medicine. It is not allowed to use Carvejohn 25 mg more often than your doctor prescribes because it will not treat your condition faster.
If you intend to use the liquid form of Carvedilol, measure the dose with a special spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may get the wrong dose. If you see no improvements in the first 7 days of treatment, contact a doctor immediately.
The dosages fluctuate among patients because it depends on the severity of your condition, other drugs that you may use, age, and response to therapy. Thereby, doctors prescribe different dosages for their patients. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, discuss it with your doctor. Moreover, it is not recommended to stop the treatment suddenly without the doctor’s approval because symptoms may return.
- Carvejohn 12.5 mg
- Carvejohn 25 mg
In case you miss a dose, doctors recommend administering it as soon as you remember. However, if it is too close to the time for the next dose, just skip the missed dose. Additionally, do not double the dosage the next time to catch up because you may experience severe side effects.
If you are taking more tablets than your doctor prescribes, you may experience an overdose. Thus, you should interrupt using Carvejohn 25 mg and ask for medical help immediately, if you notice any of the following symptoms. Examples include severe dizziness, passing out, breathing problems, and others. For more details talk to a doctor.
Side Effects of Carvejohn 25 mg
Some adverse effects may occur during treatment with this medicine. However, if your body adjusts to Carvedilol, you may not experience any of the following side effects. Dehydration, overdose, and allergy are some factors that can provoke side effects. There are three types of negative effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
In case you notice any of the adverse effects listed below, do not ignore them but contact a doctor right away. Your doctor may help you to prevent or avoid adverse effects. For example:
- Dry eyes
Moderate Side Effects
Most patients can continue taking Carvedilol even if they experience any of the following adverse effects. Thus, this category of side effects usually is not dangerous. Check some examples below:
Severe Side Effects
Rarely, you may notice this category of side effects. If you experience any of the following negative effects, stop taking this drug and get medical help right away. Examples include:
- Hypotension (reduced blood pressure)
- Change in the amount of urine
- Very slow heartbeat
- Mental disorders (such as depression, confusion, and others)
- Sudden weight gain
It is recommended to inform your doctor if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects because this article does not contain a full list of side effects.
Carvedilol may interact with some medicines and substances. Therefore, other drugs may change how this medication works by reducing its effectiveness or even increasing the risk of adverse effects. Inform your doctor about all products that you are using before administering Carvejohn 25 mg. For example over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, herbal products, and others. Check some examples below:
- Erectile dysfunction medicines (such as Avanafil, Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and others)
Check below some examples of disease interaction:
- Cardiogenic shock
- Ischemic heart disease
- Severe hepatic impairment
- Lung disease (such as COPD, asthma, and others)
- Cerebrovascular insufficiency
Consult a doctor before using this medication because this document does not contain all possible drug and disease interactions. Moreover, you should not start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s approval because you may notice undesired results.
Before administering Carvejohn 25 mg, share your medical history with your doctor. For example:
- Trouble breathing (such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and others)
- Severe heart failure
- Liver or kidney disease
- Blood circulation issues (such as peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud’s disease, and others)
- Severe allergic reactions
- Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
- Heart disease (such as angina)
- Muscle disease (such as myasthenia gravis)
- Eye disorders (such as cataracts, glaucoma, and others)
- Heart rhythm problems (such as irregular heartbeat, sick sinus syndrome, and others)
Carvedilol may make you sleepy or dizzy and in combination with alcohol or marijuana (cannabis), these effects may increase. Limit or avoid alcoholic drinks during treatment. Do not drive or operate machinery while you are on treatment with this drug until you can do it safely.
During pregnancy, this medication may be used with the doctor’s recommendation only because it may harm your unborn baby. In addition, discuss with your doctor before breastfeeding because it is not known if this medicine passes into breast milk.