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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
None: There is no "natural" alternative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes that should be okay.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Possibly...however, one should phone their doctor for advice regarding appropriate dosing. ...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
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