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My BP has dropped to81/59. I quit drinking caffeine coffee 6 days ago.
I'm on Carvedilol 25 mg twice a day plus Amlodipine 10 mg I dropped it to 5mg?
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
NO: Coreg (carvedilol) ca cause nausea and GI upset, but does not cause diverticulitis. Diverticula are "out pouchings" of the lining of the GI tract, most commonly found in the colon. When one of these "out pouchings" becomes infected, then it is diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Beta Blockers: 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 Cheers C ...Read more
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