Generic Name: Carvedilol
Product Name: Dilatrend
Dilatrend is used in the treatment of heart failure. It does this by reducing the pressure the heart has to pump against (blood pressure) and controlling the heart rate. Dilatrend is often used in conjunction with other medications.
Dilatrend is a beta-blocking agent used in heart failure. Its actions include:
Your doctor will tell you how many DILATREND tablets to take each day.
Common side effects
There are some common side effects associated with Dilatrend. It is important to tell the doctor if they occur and are worrying you. These include:
Uncommon side effects
There are several rare but important side effects that can be associated with Dilatrend. If these occur, you should tell your doctor immediately or present to the nearest Accident and Emergency hospital department, as urgent medical attention may be required. These include:
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For further information talk to your doctor.