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Is coreg (carvedilol) the drug of choice for high blood pressure in a person having kidney disease?
25 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
20 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree
In brief: No
Ace inhibitors (like lisinopril) are the drug of choice.
Caution must be used as the disease advances to avoid the risk of hyperkalemia (excess potassium).

In brief: No
Ace inhibitors (like lisinopril) are the drug of choice.
Caution must be used as the disease advances to avoid the risk of hyperkalemia (excess potassium).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Coreg (carvedilol) BP CKD
Coreg (carvedilol) is an excellent beta blocker; if lowers BP well and can lessen kidney injury from high BP; ACEI or ARB are generally listed as first choice drugs for HIBP and CKD; ACEI and ARB should not be used together, but an ACEI and Coreg (carvedilol) is an excellent combination; an ARB and Coreg (carvedilol) is also excellent; a carefully dosed diuretic is usually needed also

In brief: Coreg (carvedilol) BP CKD
Coreg (carvedilol) is an excellent beta blocker; if lowers BP well and can lessen kidney injury from high BP; ACEI or ARB are generally listed as first choice drugs for HIBP and CKD; ACEI and ARB should not be used together, but an ACEI and Coreg (carvedilol) is an excellent combination; an ARB and Coreg (carvedilol) is also excellent; a carefully dosed diuretic is usually needed also
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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