Contain active ingredient : Carvedilol which is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker.
Beta-blockers work by blocking beta receptors that are found in various parts of the body, including the heart. Blocking the beta receptors prevents the action of two hormones that are produced naturally by the body, called noradrenaline and adrenaline. These hormones are often referred to as the 'fight or flight' chemicals, because they are responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations.
Carvedilol blocks beta receptors that are found in the heart. This reduces the action of adrenaline and noradrenaline on the heart, causing it to beat more slowly and with less force. In turn, this reduces the pressure at which the blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body, which helps to reduce blood pressure. Carvedilol can therefore be used to lower high blood pressure.
Carvedilol's action in slowing the rate and force of the heartbeat also reduces the energy used by the heart to pump blood around the body. This reduces the heart's need for oxygen, which means that carvedilol can also be used in the management of angina. Angina is chest pain that occurs because the heart does not get enough oxygen to meet demand, for example during exercise. This is usually as a result of hardening or narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Carvedilol reduces the workload of the heart and so decreases the amount of oxygen that it needs to pump blood around the body. This helps to prevent attacks of angina.
Carvedilol also blocks receptors called alpha receptors that are present on the walls of blood vessels, which causes them to widen. This reduces the resistance in the blood vessels, allows more blood to reach the heart and reduces the effort required by the heart.
All the actions described above decrease the effort that the heart needs to make to pump blood around the body. This means that carvedilol can be used to treat chronic heart failure, where the pumping action of the heart has become less effective. Carvedilol is used in addition to standard heart failure medicines such as ACE inhibitors, diuretics and digoxin.
What is it used for?
Chronic, stable heart failure, in addition to standard medicines used to treat heart failure.
Angina pectoris (as a regular treatment to prevent attacks).
High blood pressure (hypertension).
Size: 100 tablets /box