Generic Name: Coreg
What is Coreg?
I talked to my cardiologist about why he wanted to switch, and I also talked to someone I knew who was currently taking Coreg.
I finally made the switch. For me, it's my new wonder drug. I hope this helps. SusanThis discussion has been closed to comments. To start a new discussion in this community, please log in here. Join many others who understand what you're going through and are making important decisions about their health.
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How should I take Coreg?
Laboratory Abnormalities Reversible elevations in serum transaminases ALT or AST have been observed during treatment with COREG. Postmarketing Experience The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of COREG. Blood and Lymphatic System Disorders Aplastic anemia. Calcium Channel Blockers Conduction disturbance rarely with hemodynamic compromise has been observed when COREG is coadministered with diltiazem. Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Hypotension In clinical trials of primarily mild-to-moderate heart failure, hypotension and postural hypotension occurred in 9.
What should I avoid while taking Coreg?
Heart muscle hibernation is common, affecting about half of all CHF patients with CAD. October, 2004 - Trials of Coreg, bisoprolol, and Toprol-XL show that these beta-blockers reduce hospitalizations and risk of death, and improve symptoms and heart size in CHFers.
However, most trials ended early because the drugs' benefits were so clear. That means long-term results have been hard to find. All patients kept taking Coreg after the trial ended.
Coreg side effects
It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens for example, your blood pressure readings remain high or increase, or you have worsening symptoms of heart failure like increased shortness of breath. Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, diarrhea, impotence, or tiredness may occur.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. The risk of dizziness is highest within 1 hour after you take your dose.
Taking this medication with food and starting treatment with a low dose and slowly increasing your dose as directed by your doctor help to reduce the risk of dizziness.
Common Coreg ide effects may include:
It suggests that CHFers with diastolic heart failure may now have a drug proven to help them.
If experiencing dizziness or fatigue, patients should avoid driving or hazardous tasks.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:beta blockers such as metoprolol Toprol XL, Lopressorbisoprolol Zebetabetaxolol Kerlonenebivolol Bystolicpropranolol Inderal digoxin Lanoxin verapamil Calan, Isoptin, Covera, Verelan diltiazem Cardizem amiodarone Cordarone, Pacerone insulin and oral hypoglycemicsmedications such as reserpine Serpalanisocarboxazid Marplanphenelzine Nardiltranylcypromine Parnateselegiline Emsam, Eldepryl, Zelaparrasagiline Azilectclonidine Catapres This is not a complete list of Coreg drug interactions.
Many patients who have high blood pressure will not notice any signs of the problem.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:20 AM That's interesting, about the potency problem, I'm going to search some more and see if I can find something on the internet about it.
It's a good thing that you brought it up to your Cardio. I sure hope this solves your problem and things get going more smoothly for you.
Where can I get more information?
Do not stop or change the amount of medications without talking to your health care provider first.
How to tell if the drug is working: You may be able to tell this drug is working if your blood pressure decreases or your other symptoms improve.