carvedilol phosphate

Definition / meaning of carvedilol phosphate

A drug used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems. It is also being studied in the prevention and treatment of side effects caused by some anticancer drugs. Carvedilol phosphate blocks certain receptors on nerve cells and causes blood vessels to dilate (widen). It is a type of antihypertensive agent and a type of antianginal agent. Also called Coreg.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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