Coreg CR Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Check your heart rate and blood pressure regularly while you are taking this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your heart rate and blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly. This could lead to serious heart-related effects.
Contact your doctor or health care professional if you have difficulty breathing while taking this drug.
Check your weight daily. Ask your doctor or health care professional when you should notify him/her of any weight gain.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly. Alcohol can make you more drowsy, and increase flushing and rapid heartbeats. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you have diabetes, check your blood sugar as directed. Tell your doctor if you have changes in your blood sugar while you are taking this medicine.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
Side Effects to watch for
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- dark urine
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- swollen legs or ankles
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this drug?
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
- certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
- certain medicines for depression, like fluoxetine or paroxetine
- certain medicines for diabetes, like glipizide or glyburide
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate