CARDIPRES is Carvedilol, a nonselective ß-adrenergic blocking agent with a1-blocking activity. It is used for treating high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Carvedilol blocks receptors of the adrenergic nervous system, the system of nerves in which epinephrine (adrenalin) is active. Nerves from the adrenergic system enter the heart and release an adrenergic chemical (norepinephrine) that attaches to receptors on the heart’s muscle and stimulates the muscle to beat more rapidly and forcefully. By blocking the receptors, carvedilol reduce the heart’s rate and force of contraction and thereby reduces the work of the heart. Carvedilol also blocks adrenergic receptors on arteries and causes the arteries to relax and the blood pressure to fall. The drop in blood pressure further reduces the work of the heart since it is easier to pump blood against a lower pressure. Used in the management of hypertension & angina pectoris, & as an adjunct to standard therapy in symptomatic heart failure. It has also been used to reduce mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction.
Available in blister pack of 10’s; Box of 30’s.