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Coreg Cr Medication
What should my grandmother do to lower her blood pressure? My grandmother has high blood pressure. She currently takes the following medications for it:
-losartan potassium 100mg once a day
-coreg cr 40mg and 20mg (60mg total) once a day
Is it better to take carvedilol in the morning or evening? What time of the day gives the better effect of this medication?
Depends: Coreg (carvedilol) immediate release should be taken twice daily. Coreg (carvedilol) cr is taken once daily with food. The best time of day to schedule medication is based on compatibility with other prescriptions, personal history of medical compliance and lifestyle. You can discuss concerns with primary care provider and pharmicist. ...Read more
I understand that 25 mg 2x is the maximum dosage of coreg (carvedilol). If correct and my ejection fraction decreases what alternative medications are available?
Options available: I rarely use more than Coreg (carvedilol) 25mg twice a day, but doses uptown 50mg twice a day for body weight >85kg are permitted, if heart rate and BP tolerate. I would start on spironolactone or eplerenone, which are proven medications to improve heart function, provided kidney function/potassium levels are acceptable. Use of biv icd is another option. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand beta blockers are sometimes prescribed for anxiety. I take coreg (carvedilol) for hbp. I also have gad. Will this medication help gad?
A little: It tends to help anxiety because it suppresses the body's reaction to adrenaline (such as palpitations), which only makes us more anxious, so it can help break a vicious cycle. And that's why it's used for stage fright. But that may not be enough to full control gad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is virectin safe if i, m taking heart medication? (coreg, plavix, zocor, (simvastatin) and benicar)
Web site: I visited the virectin web site: it's nauseating marketing of half naked women and grinning men. The ingredients are a mish-mash of common vitamins and minerals plus some herbal items that are not fda approved or regulated. Bottom line: no one can say with confidence that, with your heart issues, this is safe. Controlled studies haven't been ; never will be done. "let the buyer beware!". ...Read more
What is the best way to fight erectile dysfunction while still on high blood pressure meds like coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg twice a day without other medication?
I take hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan for HBP and thyroxine. could any of these medications cause erectile dysfunction?
BP meds can do this: Impotence are listed potential side effects of hydralazine, amlodipine and losartan. Potentially, any of the antihypertensive medicines can do this. It is uncommon to require 5 different medicines to control hypertension. Ask your doctor to reassess your treatment ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No: It will not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi I suffer from anxiety and was prescribed 3.125 mg of coreg (carvedilol) a beta blocker. Is this drug safe?
Yes.: They can be taken together!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?
No: Although is a good BP agent for a patient with hypertension and/or heart disease, it would not be the best choice for someone who has kidney disease. A patient with kidney disease should be getting a medicine called an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril or an arb agent like Cozaar or diovan (valsartan). These agents help protect your kidneys from getting worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take losartan, coreg, (carvedilol) hydralozine, clonidine, amlodipine for HBP& thyroxine for under active thyroid. which drug could effect the affect cialis?
Symptoms?: Hi. Are you getting low blood pressure and/or dizziness when you take Cialis with your blood pressure drug regimen? I would think the hydrazine and the clonidine would be the most likely offenders based on mechanism of action. Generally losartan, Coreg, (carvedilol) and amlodipine are well tolerated with the Cialis family of drugs. But that's quite a BP combo; take my prediction with a grain of salt! Good luck ...Read more
My mother has cancer,she was fine,had a heart condition,the doctor prescribed CARVEDILOL and since then has a horrible upset stomach.Drug is the cause
The Word Cancer: I am sorry but your question is missing any specific information on which to build a valid answer. Please clarify specifically what your mother has, where it is and what the state of her medications and health are. ...Read more
Out of clonidine, hydralozine, amalodipine, coreg (carvedilol) and losartan. Which is the high blood pressure drug would most likely cause erectile dysfunction?
Of the drugs listed: clonidine is the only one commonly associated with ED unless diuretics are involved. However, other factors may play a role: uncontrolled BP, elevated lipid levels (cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides), emotional factors, insulin resistance/diabetes. The dose of drug is important factor: higher doses may cause problems whereas lower doses do not. Some supplements may also be involved. ...Read more
I understand it is ill advised to take coreg (carvedilol) cr within two hours of alcohol consumption correct? What about the standard stuff?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer