Prescription Drug Coverage

Carvedilol (Coreg) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Carvedilol or Coreg. Learn more about Carvedilol and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Carvedilol

Brand name: Coreg

Typical dosage: 25mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Carvedilol is a medication typically used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiac disorders. It is available as a brand name or as a generic drug and is an oral tablet.

Carvedilol is a beta-blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and other cardiac disorders. The brand name equivalent of Carvedilol is called Coreg.

Carvedilol is usually taken 1 to 2 times daily, depending on the cardiac condition you are treating. Carvedilol works by blocking beta receptors in the heart. This helps relax your blood vessels and lower your blood pressure.

Major side effects of Carvedilol include fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea, weight gain, joint pain and upset stomach or vomiting.

How much does Carvedilol cost with Medicare?

Carvedilol coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Carvedilol?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Carvedilol in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Carvedilol include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Carvedilol. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

For the most benefit, take Carvedilol with food.

You may not be able to feel the benefit of Carvedilol immediately, but do not stop taking Carvedilol unless you are instructed to by your doctor.

You may feel dizzy while taking Carvedilol. If you experience extreme discomfort or pass out, talk to your doctor as your blood pressure may be too low.

If you have diabetes, test your blood sugar regularly and be aware of potential low blood sugar levels, even if you don’t feel symptoms. Carvedilol can mask the signs of low blood sugar.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Carvedilol. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.