Weaning off carvedilol 3.125mg 2 tabs twice daily?
feeling like a guinea pig. i was on carvedilol 3.125mg 2 tabs twice daily and lisinopril. Because I started to complain shortness of breath I was taken off the lisinopril and weaning off caevedilol first 1 twice a day for a week and then 1 a day for the last week. I still have the shortness of breath and feel...
Asked by Genie Quaife 6 months ago.
feeling like a guinea pig. i was on carvedilol 3.125mg 2 tabs twice daily and lisinopril. Because I started to complain shortness of breath I was taken off the lisinopril and weaning off caevedilol first 1 twice a day for a week and then 1 a day for the last week. I still have the shortness of breath and feel tired. Anyone else with this experience? Answered by Julio Lemen 6 months ago.
Carvedilol is used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to all parts of the body) and high blood pressure. It also is used to treat people whose hearts cannot pump blood well as a result of a heart attack. Carvedilol is often used in combination with other medications. Carvedilol is in a class of medications called beta-blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with the use of beta blockers include: nausea, diarrhea, bronchospasm, dyspnea, cold extremities, exacerbation of Raynaud's syndrome, bradycardia, hypotension, heart failure, heart block, fatigue, dizziness, alopecia (hair loss), abnormal vision, hallucinations, insomnia, nightmares, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and/or alteration of glucose and lipid metabolism. Lisinopril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Lisinopril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Lisinopril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently. ACE inhibitor: Common adverse drug reactions include: hypotension, cough, hyperkalemia, headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and renal impairment. Some evidence also suggests ACE inhibitors might increase inflammation-related pain. The following heart diseases can cause shortness of breadth. * Cardiomyopathy * Valvular heart disease * Pericardial disease * Congenital heart failure * Pulmonary vascular disease. Consult a Cardiologist. Answered by Darrick Strausberg 6 months ago.
Weaning Off Lisinopril Answered by Jolie Danchetz 6 months ago.
How can I wean off Xanax ar3mg a day Answered by Kassandra Bellingtier 6 months ago.
What is a good dosage for Apo-Carvedilol (Beta Blocker) for performance anxiety?
I have some Beta Blockers (APO-Carvedilol) and I would like to know what a good dosage would be if they were being used to reduce performance anxiety? the pills are 12.5 mg each any help is greatly appreciated
Asked by Linsey Michie 6 months ago.
Carvedilol is not really used for performance anxiety, sometimes beta-blockers are used but carvedilol is not used. Older beta-blockers primarily propranolol and sometimes atenolol, metoprolol, or pindolol are used. Carvedilol is fairly new, it has not been tested to treat anxiety, and it is not likely going to be very effective. In any case the only thing a beta-blocker will do is reduce somatic (physical) symptoms of anxiety. It will not make you feel less anxious or anything like that. Beta-blockers can reduce sweating, lower heart rate, reduce chest pain, and other symptoms that are often caused by anxiety. However sometimes pindolol is added to other drugs like antidepressants in certain situations for anxiety and/or depression but not performance anxiety. If you are really intent on using the carvedilol just take 1/4-1/2 a tablet. The normal starting dose is 3.125 mg -6.5 mg twice daily. 12.5 mg, especially if you don't have high blood pressure (hypertention) is a very large starting dose. If the amount you take is too high your blood pressure could easily drop and you could lose consciousness and have a lot of other side effects. I'm sorry but what you have is simply not really very useful at all. Answered by Pete Oleksy 6 months ago.
Carvedilol Dosage Answered by Irma Barban 6 months ago.
Alcohol works better than Coreg for me. Answered by Roberta Schechtman 6 months ago.
Is Carvedilol like Xanax?
Ya so im just curious. Is Carvedilol like a generic Xanax?
Asked by Vivian Agne 6 months ago.
Coreg (carvedilol) is a non-selective β-adrenergic blocking agent with α1-blocking activity aka a beta-blocker. It is FDA approved for left ventricular dysfunction following myocardial infarction, mild-to-severe chronic heart failure, and hypertension. Beta-blockers are occasionally prescribed for control of anxiety related tachycardia or tremor and for relief of situational anxiety (eg., performance anxiety) and generalised anxiety symptoms, particularly those of somatic type. However only three beta-blockers are typically used for this purpose most typically Inderal (propranolol) and less commonly Tenormin (atenolol) or Visken (pindolol). I have heard of Coreg used in the same way as propranolol by a few doctors but it is hardly common practice nor is it effective for propranolol or pindolol. Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine class anxiolytic FDA approved for the management of anxiety disorders, acute anxiety states, panic disorder with or without agoraphobia, and anxiety associated with depression. Beta-blockers can help reduce the PHYSICAL symptoms of anxiety but unlike Xanax it does not actually treat anxiety itself. Answered by Brandon Fabroquez 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is Carvedilol like Xanax? Ya so im just curious. Is Carvedilol like a generic Xanax? Answered by Theda Riggenbach 6 months ago.
Nope, not even close. Carvedilol is a combination alpha/beta blocker used to treat hypertension. Xanax™ (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine used for sedation/anxiety. Answered by Leah Wentcell 6 months ago.
Carvedilol Used For Answered by Sonya Hyatt 6 months ago.
John is correct. Carvedilol is a beta blocker used to treat patients with heart failure. It has no role to treat anxiety. Answered by Leslee Trentinella 6 months ago.
No. Totally different mechanisms, though some overall effects might be similar, like lack of energy. Answered by Anisa Dziewanowski 6 months ago.
Why would a patient be given carvedilol if they do not have CHF?
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Asked by Kacie Saltis 6 months ago.
Carvedilol is used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to all parts of the body) and high blood pressure. It also is used to treat people whose hearts cannot pump blood well as a result of a heart attack. Carvedilol is often used in combination with other medications. Carvedilol is in a class of medications called beta-blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. Answered by Norman Hollis 6 months ago.
High blood pressure Answered by Lourie Dabe 6 months ago.
Carvedilol for CHF treatment?
I have read that patients are usually given 3.125 mg of carvedilol to start of their chf treatment. My dad was given 25 mg twice a day when he left the hospital. Why would the doctor prescribe him the max dosage?
Asked by Inger Graven 6 months ago.
With Carvedilol, you want the max dose but you can't start on it right away, you have to start small and work your way up usually by doubling the dose every two weeks. You feel like crap for about a week when they increase the dose. It usually takes a month to two months to get up to full dose and they can increase it as high as 50 mg. I've been on 25 mg BID for ten years and now they're upping it to 50 mg. Answered by Jamey Szafranski 6 months ago.
He probably thinks he needs the higher dose. My doctor started me on that dose and I did fine. Supposedly that has what has kept me doing so well all these years. However, my brother-in-law was started at that dose and he became dizzy and passed out frequently . They had to lower his dose. They may have started him on a lower or same dose in the hospital prior to discharge. Maybe he tolerated it well. But if he is feeling weak, dizziness, fainting. pulse lower then 50/min contact doc immediately. Take care. fy EDIT-- 25mg is the recommended dose for CHF Answered by Marsha Schoenle 6 months ago.
Why are carvedilol, Bisoprolol, and metoprolol are given to patients with congestive heart failure... ?
Why are carvedilol, Bisoprolol, and metoprolol are given to patients with congestive heart failure, THOUGH most beta-blockers are contraindicated in such a case?
Asked by Muriel Slowey 6 months ago.
It decreases the o2 demand of cardiac muscle also some has diuretic action. Combination of carvedilol with ace inhibitors has encouraging effect in treating heartfailure among African Americans. It is not group specific but drug specific. (Braunwalds heart disease 8th edition) Forgot to add that it is a good question. Dr aziz Answered by Aide Desposito 6 months ago.
Should they be taken together? Answered by Sanda Scheff 6 months ago.
What are the side-effects of carvedilol?
Asked by Maren Ameen 6 months ago.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Coreg: ( carvedilol ): Diarrhea; dizziness; dry eyes; fatigue; light-headedness; weakness. It has interactions with several drugs. Google drug interactions. Take care Answered by Erica Scrichfield 6 months ago.
The common side affects are Dizziness, fatigue, hypotension, diarrhea, bradycardia Answered by Lavinia Littell 6 months ago.
see www.drugs.com/sfx/carvedilol-side-effect... Answered by Shawanda Burki 6 months ago.
explained what bradycardia? Answered by Trinidad Mevers 6 months ago.
Why would a doctor take a patient off of Metoprolol and switch to Carvedilol and Lisinopril?
My dad had a heart attack about two years ago, he was put on several heart medications, one of them being Metoprolol. Recently he went in for an exam and his blood work showed that he wasn't getting enough oxygen due to sleep apnea. When he went back to the doctor he took my dad off of the Metoprolol and put...
Asked by Asha Thyfault 6 months ago.
My dad had a heart attack about two years ago, he was put on several heart medications, one of them being Metoprolol. Recently he went in for an exam and his blood work showed that he wasn't getting enough oxygen due to sleep apnea. When he went back to the doctor he took my dad off of the Metoprolol and put him on Carvedilol and Lisinopril-- would anyone be able to tell me why the doctor would do this? My dad wasn't very specific about what the doctor said- I'm aware that Metoprolol and Carvedilol are both Beta receptor blockers but why the change? what's the cause of getting rid of the first prescription and combining two new ones? Thank you! Answered by Lou Otsu 6 months ago.
Perhaps the Dr felt the metoprolol was no longer working. The Dr. will be trying different drug combinations and different doses. I have heart failure, I was on lisnopril cause a dry cough, switched to Cozaar keeping heart failure in check and was on metoprolol didn't keep my blood pressure low enough, was switched to Coreg (carvedilol)been off and on this medication, doses ranging from 3.25mg up to 21.35mg currently at 6.25mg. I take coreg and cozaar every 12 hrs. I've gone through many drug changes its finding the right combination that works. Did your Dad have a sleep study? To determine what level of sleep apnea he has. Does he use a breathing machine like a Cpap? I did the sleep study and have mild sleep apnea. Answered by Ethelene Bellard 6 months ago.
Carvedilol is an alfa and beta blocker which means it also lowers blood pressure. Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor which causes reduced blood volume and reduced blood pressure, which reduces the preload and the afterload of the heart. Sleep apnea is a cause of resistant hypertension, and perhaps that's why he is treating your dad more aggressively to lower his blood pressure which may improve his heart function Answered by Whitley Betzold 6 months ago.
Is carvedilol 6.25 safe medicine?
Asked by Felicitas Tezeno 6 months ago.
Yes, when appropriately monitored by your doctor and used appropriately. There are of course side effects, just like every other medication. Carvedilol has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with heart failure and after a heart attack. Answered by Asha Melville 6 months ago.