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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
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 more
I understand beta blockers are sometimes prescribed for anxiety. I take coreg (carvedilol) for hbp. I also have gad. Will this medication help gad?
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?
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 -clonidine
See below: Potential for coreg to cause airway constriction. This is what is taught. However, it seems in practice, this is a much different story. I'm sure some people have had issues like this, but in my practice, I've rarely if ever, seen any problems. ...Read more
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 more
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
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
None: There is no "natural" alternative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes that should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually not: Many patients tolerate high doses of carvedilol. If you are not feeling dizzy or lightheaded for the next several hours, I recommend lying down and taking it easy. The effects will start to wane in several hours. Good luck!! ...Read more
Possibly: Possibly...however, one should phone their doctor for advice regarding appropriate dosing. ...Read more
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
Nope. Coreg (carvedilol) is a beta blocker which means it interacts with the beta adrenergic receptors to avoid its given function. Coreg (carvedilol) is able to block b1, b2 and alpha 1 receptors being and for this it is considered non-selective beta blocker.
The adrenergic receptors are a class of G protein-coupled receptors that are targets of the catecholamines, especially norepinephrine and epinephrine
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CauseOrInterrelate: Erections enabled by enough? Blood flow into corpus cavernosum of penis to push vein flaps closed, trap blood & distend the tissue. Thus men with advanced arterial disease, congestive heart failure, etc. Do not achieve erections easily. Coreg, (carvedilol) in combo acei or arb agents, aggressive tx of lipoproteins/nmr particle test, hba1c, bp, etc., ? CHF overtime, yet? Too fast, might? erection ability. ...Read more
Possibly so: Coreg (carvedilol) is a class of drugs known as "beta blockers." loss of erectile function is a possible side effect, though not that common. Often, particularly in a man as young as you, the major cause is worrying whether you'll have an erection--there's nothing sexy about worrying! Still, it's a good idea to speak with your prescribing doctor to see if there's an alternative medication. ...Read more
Can I still take 12.5mg coreg (carvedilol) twice a day and still use Cialis at any dosage with Cialis being effective?
I am 31 years old. I take coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg twice a day. Who is at most risk of developing erectile disfunction while taking coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg 2 a day?
It's possible, but: Coreg (carvedilol) falls into the category of a newer type of beta blocker. This family of drug, particularly in young males may--but not risks, side effects, benefit must be weighed for each drug for each person. If the side effect occurs, don't stop the drug, but report it to your physician. I'm quite certain an alternate medication that won't cause ed can be found for your problem. ...Read more
Carvedilol: The best way is to talk to your doctor and follow the doctor's advice regarding the drug. If you're thinking of stopping the drug without the doctor's knowledge or supervision, that isn't a 'good' way and could cause you serious problems. ...Read more
Wean: First discuss with your doctor to be sure it is ok. Then ask the doc how to wean off the drug if it's the right thing to do. ...Read more