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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Carvedilol (Overview)

Carvedilol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is carvedilol?

What is carvedilol?

Sympathetic blocker: Hi. Carvedilol is a alpha-1/non-selective beta receptor antagonist. It is a good drug for CHF, angina, high blood pressure, and pulse control. Blocking alpha-1 receptors lessens arterial vascular tone and lowers after load. Blocking beta-1 receptors slows heart rate, diminishes cardiac contractility, and decreases myocardial oxygen demand. Blocking beta-2 receptors is not desirable; it's syd efect ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Carvedilol (Overview)

Carvedilol is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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I work in a cardiac rehab facility as an intern and I'm doing a case study, why would someone be on amiodarone and carvedilol?

I work in a cardiac rehab facility as an intern and I'm doing a case study, why would someone be on amiodarone and carvedilol?

Many scenarios: Amiodarone is a powerful anti arrhythmic having some beta blocker properties. Carvedilol is a beta blocker without anti arrhythmic properties. It also benefits people with heart failure (HF) &/or coronary disease(CAD). If someone has an arrhythmia and CAD, HF, or possibly just hypertension it's common to need both. Combination can cause slow heart rate or low BP, among other side effects. ...Read more

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Just started carvedilol a few days ago. Also started citalopram. Is it safe to take these two together?

Just started carvedilol a few days ago. Also started citalopram. Is it safe to take these two together?

Yes: It is safe to take the two drugs, the combination may increase beta blocker levels which could cause low blood pressure, a slow heart rate, and possible a-v block. The prescibing physican should re-evaluate you in several weeks, and sooner if you become symptomatic. ...Read more

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POTS/dysautonomia/ortho intol/venous pooling-legs now burn,tingle,red esp at night& standing;neuropathy?carvedilol side effect?elevate or no w/pooling

POTS/dysautonomia/ortho intol/venous pooling-legs now burn,tingle,red esp at night& standing;neuropathy?carvedilol side effect?elevate or no w/pooling

Neuropathy and POTS: some people have dysautonomia, but not POTS, in the setting of neuropathy. This is probably not a carvedilol side effect. What are your standing and lying blood pressure measurements? Remember to wait 60 seconds in between taking them. Neuropathy often causes a feeling of burning. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of carvedilol?

What are the side-effects of carvedilol?

Many!: Most are not serious and may be a desired effect. Slowing of the heart rate to make pumping of the heart more efficient, as does lowering BP which the drug dose. At high doses it can cause bronchospasm of the airways, so use with caution with asthmatics. In men, it can cause ed, although in a minority of patients. ...Read more

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I've just started a med called carvedilol.How long until i see results?

I've just started a med called carvedilol.How long until i see results?

Depends: Depends on why you are taking it. For slowing heart rate and lowering BP you may see results within a day, but for heart failure or poor cardiac function, then it may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf. Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?

Alfa blockade: No, those two meds go well together for bp, prostate enlargement and improving your ejection fraction. Metoprolol may be "added" in small doses, not to replace the drugs your on, but for bp. I can worsen CHF your questions are for your cardiologist.. ...Read more

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What is carvedilol?

Sympathetic blocker: Hi. Carvedilol is a alpha-1/non-selective beta receptor antagonist. It is a good drug for CHF, angina, high blood pressure, and pulse control. Blocking alpha-1 receptors lessens arterial vascular tone and lowers after load. Blocking beta-1 receptors slows heart rate, diminishes cardiac contractility, and decreases myocardial oxygen demand. Blocking beta-2 receptors is not desirable; it's syd efect ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Coreg (Definition)

Coreg is an alpha/beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more