Take your carvedilol at the same time every day, always with food. Take carvedilol exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
There are two forms of carvedilol – the immediate-release tablets and the extended-release capsules. The immediate-release tablet is usually taken twice a day, every 12 hours. Your doctor may suggest that you take your pills with breakfast and with dinner. Making a routine will help you take your medicine on time every day.
The extended-release capsule is usually taken once a day. The effects should last 24 hours. Your doctor may suggest that you make a routine to take your medicine with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A recent study compared people who took their blood pressure pill at night with people who took it first thing in the morning. Those who took them at night had lower blood pressure readings. They also had about half as many heart attacks, strokes, and other heart problems during the 6-year follow-up period. This is compared to people who took their medicine in the morning. The higher your risk of a heart attack, the bigger the effect of nighttime dosing will be. In actual numbers, this means that a person whose has a 1 in 10 chance of having a heart attack taking their blood pressure pill in the morning, will have a 1 in 20 chance of having a heart attack if they take their pill at night.
Doctors think that blood pressure control while you sleep may be even more important for your health than during the day. Talk to your doctor about the best time of day to take your blood pressure pill.
Same time every day, that’s the way!