Carvedilol side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Carvedilol side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Carvedilol. The review is based on 56,707 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Carvedilol

Carvedilol has active ingredients of carvedilol. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Carvedilol 58,237 users)


On Mar, 10, 2019

56,707 people who take Carvedilol are studied.


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Carvedilol side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Dizziness
  • Drug ineffective
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
1 - 6 months:
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
  • Lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding in the large intestine, rectum, or anus is called lower gi bleeding)
  • Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
  • Rash
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Bronchostenosis (narrowing of a bronchial tube by scarring or other stricture)
  • Cardio-respiratory arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)
  • Dizziness
  • Mood swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
6 - 12 months:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
  • Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
  • Haemorrhagic anaemia (anaemia due to excessive bleeding)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Atrioventricular block complete (heart block complete)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Presyncope
  • Cardiac failure
1 - 2 years:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
  • Weight decreased
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
  • Gouty arthritis (joint inflammation with crystal formation)
  • Haemorrhagic arteriovenous malformation (abnormal connection between the arteries and veins in the brain with bleeding)
2 - 5 years:
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
  • Death
  • Nodal arrhythmia (an irregular heart beat originating from within the atrioventricular node)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Pneumonia
5 - 10 years:
  • Sinus bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Asthenia (weakness)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Presyncope
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Bradyarrhythmia (heart slowness)
10+ years:
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Bradyarrhythmia (heart slowness)
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Cardioactive drug level increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hip fracture
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Madarosis (absence or loss of the eyelashes)
  • Nephrotic syndrome (kidney disease with proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and oedema)
  • Oedema peripheral (superficial swelling)
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Pneumonia
  • Weight increased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Urinary tract infection

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Weight increased
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pain
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
male:
  • Death
  • Weight decreased
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Rash
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  • Cardiac failure congestive

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Cardiac failure
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Ventricular internal diameter abnormal
  • Vomiting
  • Atelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung)
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
  • Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)
2-9:
  • Circulatory collapse
  • Pancytopenia (medical condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red and white blood cells, as well as platelets)
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia (long lasting type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Osteonecrosis (death of bone)
  • Vomiting
  • Blindness
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Cardiac disorder
10-19:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Ventricular fibrillation (abnormally irregular heart rhythm)
  • Weight increased
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary haemorrhage (acute bleeding from the lung)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
20-29:
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Ventricular hypokinesia (muscle of one's heart does not contract as much as most peoples' hearts do)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Malabsorption (a state arising from abnormality in absorption of food nutrients across the gastrointestinal (gi) tract)
  • Pain
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Abdominal pain upper
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Drug-induced liver injury (diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Weight decreased
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Weight increased
  • Unresponsive to stimuli
  • Death
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Weight decreased
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Cardiac failure congestive
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Weight decreased
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pneumonia
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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