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  1. My 24 Hour Blood Pressure Averages for 2003 compared with 2008
    ... like 5:00 a.m.....? .:) At this time, I take my Coreg at 6 am, my Warfarin at 6:15am and my Digoxin at 6...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Warfarin

  2. which med is better to be on... Alpha/Beta blockers or calcium channel blocker?
    ... switching from Verapamil (CCB) and my Ace Inhibitor to Coreg . I feel much better on the Coreg, and am doing ... better. The only side effect I am getting from the Coreg is numbness in my fingers when it's cold. Grocery ... more energy and my heart is much more stable on the Coreg . I LOVE Coreg! I am so glad I dumped my CCB and AceI...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Verapamil

  3. Another drug question----who else has stopped Norvasc and why
    ... just shows that we all have differences. Currently, Coreg , 3.125mg, a Beta Blocker, is my only blood pressure ... and heart failure. I stopped using my CCB because Coreg works better, and I only have to take it once per...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prilosec Verapamil

  4. Side effects of Metoprolol keep changing ?
    ... effects. ATENOLOL side effects are different than COREG or TOPROL side effects. Most importantly, not everyone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Toprol

  5. Why does toprol cause bruising ?
    ... possible that certain HBP medications such as TOPROL, COREG , BYSTOLIC also share some of these blood thinning...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Coumadin Toprol

  6. Antihypertensives and glucose metabolism abnormalities
    ... are not suppose to effect glucose metabolism are: COREG , LABETAOLOL and BYSTOLIC. As I mentioned, the jury...
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  7. Machaon- Such Inspiration
    ... doctor I will not take any more. He wants me to take Coreg now and I have an appt with him on Wednesday. Right...
    ... doctor I will not take any more. He wants me to take Coreg now and I have an appt with him on Wednesday. Sorry ... and your deaf, dumb and blind doctor. :) I am on Coreg , and it is very effective, in my case, but I only ... getting a little too low. I am thinking of taking my coreg , every other day, rather than every day, but I haven ... 't made up my mind yet. Coreg , for me, is a very beneficial med, and I want to get...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar

  8. Very Healthy and Athletic, but high pulse and pressure?
    ... small dose works. I am on 3.125mg of the Beta Blocker, Coreg , once per day, which is one half of the minimum Coreg ... months supply, without insurance. I am not saying that Coreg is for you, I am just discussing. :) I asked you ... medications. I am now on only 1/2 the minimal dose of Coreg , and a small dose of Digoxin to treat my heart failure...

  9. Stopping carvedilol for today, stress test tomorrow
    ... make sure nothing is going on. When I did stop the coreg , it didn't seem to affect my BP too much. It seemed...
    ... Thanks again for more information :) Now I wonder if Coreg is needed to taper down as well as atenolol and metoprolol ... affects. I see on some drug sites that Carvedilol/ Coreg is an alpha/beta blocker, but others do not. I wonder...
    ... them here. I did go ahead and take my medicine ( coreg ) at 6:30 pm last night but didn't take it this morning...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Maxzide Atenolol Metoprolol Propranolol Toprol

  10. Would you take a medication that raises blood pressure?
    ... AutoImmune Disease, etc., and I only have to take 3.125mg Coreg , once per day, 2.5 mg Warfarin, once per day, and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Warfarin

  11. diuretic not working
    ... overreactive immune reactions which worsen CHF. I'm now on Coreg , a Beta Blocker. I love how it keeps my blood pressure...

  12. My Experience with Tekturna HCT
    ... this early in its public distribution. He put me on Coreg , but said to keep taking everything else and talk ... should do is put me at the next dosage level of the Coreg and see what that does (the starting dose is 20mg...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lipitor tekturna

  13. Beta Blockers vs Ace Inhibators
    ... but he's the doctor. The newer beta blockers such as COREG and BYSTOLIC are 3'rd generation blockers with less...
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  14. coreg increasing dosage (scared & need feedback)
    ... Very funny! You didn't say whether you are taking Coreg for strictly blood pressure control? In the abscence...
    ... Yes, the Coreg is for bp control only. I don't have any other heart...

  15. New to the board
    ... 210/108. I stopped smoking. I was given HTCZ 12.5, Coreg 6.25 and Lotrel 5/20. My BP is ok now but I have the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel Toprol

  16. This Could Be A Very Stupid Question (?)
    ... Beta Blockers. Were you taking the Beta Blocker Coreg (Carvedilol) when you experienced problems? Personally ... I consider Coreg a miracle drug, one of the best High Blood Pressure ... Medications, and it is dirt cheap. In clinical trials with Coreg , men and women equally shared in the health benefits ... of Coreg , and was equally tolerated by both men and women....
    ... medication. Prior to asking my cardiologist for an RX for Coreg , I looked back through the Phase I, II and III clinical ... trial results, for Coreg , in order to figure out if I should be on Coreg, and ... how much of Coreg I should take. I have absolutely no medical training ... ve also researched other clinical trials involving Coreg . I found the Coreg trial results stunning, related ... wonderful heart medication, like the Beta Blocker Coreg , is available. I consider Coreg a miracle drug and...

  17. Leg Swelling and tingling when taking Amlodipine
    ... also remember is that the newer beta-blockers such as COREG and BYSTOLIC are known as 3'rd generation beta blockers...
    ... just three pills per day, .125mg Digoxin, 3.125mg Coreg and 2.5mg Warfarin. Thanks for your question....
    ... Macheon - I just noticed that you are taking Coreg as one of the drugs for your hypertension. I really ... there a specific reason that you or your doctor chose Coreg ? It seems that you are doing well taking it. I plan ... it. Did or do you have any side effects from the Coreg ? Does it come in generic form? My Bystolic pills...
    ... while causing other problems!). Have you ever tried Coreg ?...
    ... while causing other problems!). Have you ever tried Coreg ? Hi Mabent, I've never tried COREG, but it ... U.S for heart failure are: TOPROL, BISOPROLOL and COREG . The good news is that COREG is now a generic drug ... save you some money on a prescription. I think that COREG /CARVEDILOL needs to be taken several times a day, ... opposed to once a day with BYSTOLIC. The problems with COREG are: having to take the pill several times a day and...
    ... Hi ACE, Thanks for the info on Coreg . Actually, I don't know what kind of heart problem...
    ... well known researched beta blockers like TOPROL and COREG . I think it is fair to give a pill at least 2 to 3...
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  18. One month - initial low, now rising
    ... 4/29/8 I started on Coreg due to higher BP consistently known for about a month ... it's normal to drop like that after first starting Coreg and then to jump back up within a month and have to...
    ... answered. I take Labetalol which I believe is similar to Coreg if I remember correctly. Anyhow, I would say it is...

  19. Mid afternoon rise in blood pressure
    ... including my current and only bp medication, 3.125mg Coreg , once per day. Given your erratic office blood pressure ... pressure medications, but I only take the 3.125mgs of Coreg . He is a caring, well meaning doctor, who I really...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Verapamil

  20. Splitting pills - Coreg
    ... Hi Lili, How long have you been on Coreg ? My drug book says to start with 6.25mg twice a day...
    ... pill twice a day. I can't split it accurately. Is the Coreg a round small pill. The metoprolol is. I live outside...
    ... Coreg is a little oblong pill so I know I'm not splitting...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metoprolol Toprol

  21. Most popular high blood pressure med??
    ... Diovan HCT Norvasc Altace Lotrel Cozaar Coreg Benazepril Amlodipine Besylate/Benazepril ... Benazepril HCTZ Captopril Nadolol Nifedipine Coreg CR...
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  22. Just started Coreg - advice?
    ... and it was 122/79 with pulse of 81. Is it possible Coreg is already showing improvement?...
    ... sound horrible and yes they are most likely from the Coreg . Are you having any other effects? Please keep...
    ... to get the package insert (information sheet) for Coreg & read it thoroughly. There is a risk of sudden death...
    ... I'm terribly disappointed that I am taking the Coreg , yes, but I do feel I need "something" to take the...
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  23. Breaking news, BP drug combo treatment
    ... per day, because I am tracking the results of adding Coreg to my CCB and ACE and Digoxin. My surprise is that ... Coreg has consistently raised my blood pressure, especially ... the Systolic. Even so, I intend to continue with the Coreg and will increase the dosage next Monday, and see...

  24. I stopped HCTZ
    ... BP reading has improved greatly since I started the Coreg 12.5 twice a day. But the main thing is now, I'm peeing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium

  25. Potassium
    ... tomorrow. That is the main reason why I started taking Coreg . I'm sorry you've been experiencing difficulties...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium tekturna

  26. Tekturna works for me
    ... serum potassium. So...... instead, I am trying Coreg . It doesn't effect potassium, and has been shown to ... especially those who also suffer from Atrial Fibrillation. Coreg also works favorably with one of my other meds, Digoxin...
    ... sometimes one runs out of options. Do hope the coreg does well by you!! Some of those meds really are...
    ... tomorrow. That is the main reason why I started taking Coreg . Oh that info about tekturna and increased potassium ... Tekturna. I doesn't know at this point. :) Do hope the coreg does well by you!! Some of those meds really are ... days, especially the diastolic. Is this because the Coreg is starting to work, or is it just a coincidence....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium tekturna

  27. how long does it take for beta blocker to take effect?
    ... I started taking the non-selective beta blocker Coreg (Carvedilol) five days ago. I've noticed an immediate ... increase in blood pressure. I'm hoping that, over time, Coreg eventually lowers my blood pressure down to where...
    ... had never taken a beta blocker before. I selected Coreg because it seems to be one of the most effective medication ... positive effect in treating Insulin Resistance, and that Coreg works very well with Digoxin, which I also take. ... So far, so good. So...... I am really hoping that Coreg works as well for me as it has for others. After five ... be" calming my Neurohormonal system a bit. It takes Coreg 7-14 days to become fully effective, so I'm keeping...
    ... thoughts and prayers - and will say a pray that the Coreg works well for you!! I am to try Norvasc next ...
    ... read. Right now I've got six web pages open about Coreg . I'm trying to find out about interactions with my ... other medications, especially with Verapamil. Coreg makes for a very powerful and beneficial combination ... pressure? Does the rise in blood pressure mean that the Coreg is helping to improve my heart failure, and Atrial ... flowergirl Thanks! I am starting Day 6 of Coreg. Coreg is supposed to allow for more physical activity by ... for taking your time, in order to do research about Coreg for me. It reflects on your good heart. Compassion...
    ... Coreg makes for a very powerful and beneficial combination ... pressure? Does the rise in blood pressure mean that the Coreg is helping to improve my heart failure, and Atrial...
    ... I am not on Propranolol, but on the Beta Blocker Coreg . When I first started taking Coreg, it increased ... taking it again, at double the dose. Once again the Coreg increased my blood pressure. It's still a little ... for sure, but it seems to have taken 10 days before Coreg changed from increasing my blood pressure to lowering ... also feel better than I did before I started taking Coreg , including a significant improvement in my energy ... what I've read, it takes 7-14 days to achieve maximum Coreg plasma levels, so it's reasonable that I would be ... benefiting from the Coreg after 10 days. I am hoping that the current trend ... energy extends into the future. I wasn't taking Coreg for blood pressure, I was taking it because it is ... caused me some anxiety, since I was concerned that the Coreg , mixed with my CCB and my ACE and my Digoxin, might ... of my blood pressure makes me fairly sure that the Coreg is a benefit in the treatment of my Heart Failure...
    ... was your baseline blood pressure (before starting Coreg )? It seems that others with the same issues experience...
    ... vasodilating and antioxidant properties. Carvedilol ( Coreg ) is a non-selective beta2 blocker. It causes vasodilation...
    ... the research you did. Interesting stuff, huh? Coreg is a delicious medication. I really love what it is ... I asked my cardiologist for a prescription for Coreg because I wanted something which would shut down my ... while I am ahead? :) The more I understand about Coreg (Carvididol), the more that I understand that it...
    ... exciting to see your perfect blood pressure levels! Coreg truly sounds like a wonder drug. I am very interested ... have you managed you breathing? How has it been on Coreg ? How was it prior to Coreg? Too many questions, I...
    ... medication. [LIST] [*]The exception to this was when Coreg increased my blood pressure for ten days. I wanted ... to get on Coreg very badly, so I was willing to tolerate increased ... set off an Asthma attack. How has it been on Coreg ? How was it prior to Coreg? Too many questions, I ... fortunate to not be having any breathing problems with Coreg . The literature warns Asthmatics not to take Coreg ... per day because I was concerned about the effects of Coreg on my Asthma. I stopped taking Coreg for about two...
    ... could then take a non-selective beta blocker (such as Coreg )? I was on a big dose of a non-selective alpha/beta ... fortunate to not be having any breathing problems with Coreg . The literature warns Asthmatics not to take Coreg ... per day because I was concerned about the effects of Coreg on my Asthma. I stopped taking Coreg for about two...
    ... was high at 1pm, taken a few seconds prior to taking Coreg . At 2pm, the Coreg had already lowered my blood pressure...
    ... I am ahead? :) Well...... I've been on 6.25 mg Coreg , more or less, for 34 days. I first took 3.125mg ... bp average of 129/75, 26 readings I then stopped Coreg for nine days and had a bp average of 125/71, 90 readings ... [LIST] [*]I stopped Coreg because it was increasing my blood pressure, but, ... without the Coreg , I experienced increased NeuroHormonal symptoms, so ... I decided to battle with Coreg one more time. [/LIST] I've now taken 6.25mg Coreg ... LIST] [*]So, for the first ten days, at 6.25mg, the Coreg actually increased my blood pressure, exactly what ... tried it. [/LIST] For the past 24 days of 6.25mg Coreg , blood pressure 119/73, 203 readings. [LIST] [*]Not ... Inhibitor so I can increase my salad portions. The Coreg has significantly lessened my NeuroHormonal symptoms ... at night, which is exactly the reason why I tried Coreg in the first place, and is why I am so insistent to ... be on Coreg . During the 34 days, I attempted to increase the ... Coreg from 6.25mg to 9.375mg. After two days, I had to cut ... medication and am intending to attempt another increase of Coreg to 9.375mg. Just some feedback for all you Beta...
    ... greater accuracy. One would think so. :) 12.5mg of Coreg daily seems like a lot. With your blood pressure readings ... for me. That initial increase in blood pressure on Coreg on two different occassions is interesting. Do you...
    ... value to me then just the raw number. 12.5mg of Coreg daily seems like a lot. With your blood pressure readings ... hope of getting rid of the CCB so I can increase the Coreg . I wonder what you mean when you say that because ... problems. That initial increase in blood pressure on Coreg on two different occassions is interesting. Do you ... medication? I think mine are. Without any doubt! Coreg at 9.375mg increased my sinus problems. For the two ... days that I was at 9.375mg Coreg , I had uncomfortable sinuses, while usually I don ... from twice to three times, in preparation for trying Coreg 9.375mg again. Whether you should consider a medication...
    ... the blue, the blood pressure drops very low. Coreg at 9.375mg increased my sinus problems. I strongly...
    ... reductions in the hopes of being able to increase my Coreg without experiencing too low of a blood pressure. ... rebound higher blood pressure. Will I get one? Could the Coreg 6.25mg, once per day, be doing that good of a job ... periencing "blues" over the past week or so, because of the Coreg . My wife refers to "blues" as a "Grey Cloud" hanging ... or by tomorrow?? If it happens, do I increase my Coreg ? Wait to see the extent of the rebound? Go back on...
    ... rebound higher blood pressure. Will I get one? Could the Coreg 6.25mg, once per day, be doing that good of a job ... Verapamil 80mg? :) Could you be starting to get used to Coreg ? Good for you! I have the same dilemma - determining ... or by tomorrow?? If it happens, do I increase my Coreg ? Wait to see the extent of the rebound? Go back on...
    ... reductions in the hopes of being able to increase my Coreg without experiencing too low of a blood pressure. ... Coreg is truly one of the most important, breakthrough medical ... our times. I am [SIZE="5"]thrilled[/SIZE] to be on Coreg , and will do everything that I can to, not only stay ... on Coreg, but increase the Coreg as much as I can over the next few months. Coreg clinical ... high blood pressure rebound, I decided to increase my Coreg from 6.25mg to 9.375mg, taken once a day. I've now ... been on 9.375mg Coreg since Monday, without a rebound in high blood pressure ... Verapamil. AND! The blues haven't returned with the higher Coreg dose. That means to me that the "blues" type of feeling ... was the result of an interaction between the Coreg and my other medications, and not caused directly ... by the Coreg! I am doing very well on the Coreg 9.375 and am well on my way to increase my Coreg, ... two weeks from now, to 12.5mg Coreg , taken once per day. :) My average blood pressure ... without my Ace Inhibitor, and am into my fifth day of Coreg 9.375mg. I am still on Digoxin and Warfarin. It's ... having access to a powerfully effective medication like Coreg . What's even better is that it is available cheap ... Verapamil, to wear off, so I am hoping that the effects of Coreg , combined with Digoxin, will continue to compensate...
    ... and could not do it. I am doing very well on the Coreg 9.375 and am well on my way to increase my Coreg, ... two weeks from now, to 12.5mg Coreg , taken once per day. :) Sounds like a good plan...
    ... without my Ace Inhibitor, and am into my fifth day of Coreg 9.375mg. I am still on Digoxin and Warfarin. ... It ... Verapamil, to wear off, so I am hoping that the effects of Coreg , combined with Digoxin, will continue to compensate ... Saturday: 158/86 @ 8pm[/INDENT] [/LIST] [*]42nd day on Coreg . . [LIST] [*]1st 35 days, 6.25mg Coreg [*]next ... 5 days, 9.375mg Coreg [*]now 2 days on 12.5mg Coreg [INDENT]I increased my Coreg to 12.5mg much quicker ... today, without Verapamil, to see if the 12.5mg of Coreg can keep my blood pressure averages down near 120 ... goes even higher :) then I will consider reducing my Coreg back to 9.375mg and going back on 80mg Verapamil, ... Verapamil because I think that the combo of Verapamil and Coreg were reducing my blood pressure too much. What to ... blood pressure down at very healthy levels with only Coreg , Diet and avoiding unhealthy triggers that, not only ... So...... it sure looks like I will end up with Coreg and Verapamil for the control of my blood pressure...
    ... increased my Coreg to 12.5mg much quicker than I intended, in order to ... 40mg Verapamil because I think that Verapamil and Coreg was reducing my blood pressure too much. What to do ... your increases in blood pressure with the addition of Coreg . Perhaps the additive effects were somehow responsible...
    ... goes even higher :) then I will consider reducing my Coreg back to 9.375mg and going back on 80mg Verapamil, ... Verapamil because I think that the combo of Verapamil and Coreg were reducing my blood pressure too much. What to ... following is the status of my medication: [LIST] [*] Coreg : - 46th day since I started Coreg, and the 7th day ... of being on 12.5mg Coreg, once a day. Coreg is supposed to lower my blood pressure and control ... most effective blood pressure medication, prior to Coreg . [*]My previous attempts to get on Coreg failed because ... previously taking medications which conflicted with Coreg . [*]My many previous attempts to get off Verapamil ... for the first time in 20 years, and only being on Coreg and Digoxin for the control of my blood pressure and ... to be off both Verapamil and the AceI, and to be on Coreg . Coreg has been shown to improve a weakened/enlarged...
    ... head, or some reason why I would have to get off of Coreg . So far things are going pretty good. The fact...
    ... Beta Blocker becomes effective": I've now been on Coreg 12.5mg since May 3rd. I started on 6.25mg Coreg on ... March 24th, and increased to 9.375mg of Coreg on April 9th. I've also been totally off my Verapamil ... have been my blood pressure averages since starting Coreg 12.5mg: [LIST] [*]May 3: 136/78, readings-15 ... Coreg 12.5mg, day 1 [*]May 4: 129/75, readings-16 [*]May ... 128/75, readings-12 [*]May 7: 126/74, readings-15 Coreg 12.5mg, end of day 5 [*]May 8: 120/71, readings-15 ... was bad, but the 18th was even worse. Must reduce Coreg ! [/LIST] As can been seen, there was a significant ... blood pressure averages starting with the 6th day of Coreg 12.5mg It amazes me that my blood pressure averages ... are at such a healthy level, solely on Coreg 12.5mg, and, not only without my Calcium Channel Blocker ... through the withdrawal of the CCB and AceI! Prior to Coreg , if I stopped taking Verapamil (CCB) my blood pressure ... doing my exercise. There's still a few days before my Coreg blood levels get to maximum, so the next few days ... of the CCB and the AceI, and my body gets used to Coreg . In fact, I have increased my exercise. I am excited ... about being able to tolerate Coreg , with minimum side effects, and with, seemingly, optimum...
    ... to choose from. I did some reading about how well Coreg , Bisoprolol and Toprol XL had performed in the clinical ... effectiveness of beta blockers in CHF was undisputable. Coreg achieved the best results in reducing blood pressure ... has been shown to improve in the first 4 months of Coreg use as much as it was going to. Heart size continues ... frequent upper respiratory tract infection when starting Coreg . The tiredness and lack of enthusiasm - as you describe...
    ... I reduced the Coreg to 9.375mg today, Monday May 19th. For the past two ... .... so far today, on the reduced dose of 9.375mg Coreg , my blood pressure has been averaging 121/70 based ... high blood pressure trigger" result in needing less Coreg ? I think so! The fewer "high blood pressure triggers ... for me. :D Now let's see if I can stay at 9.375mg Coreg . Addendum, added May 31, 2008: Now reduced to 3 ... .125mg Coreg , once a day, going into the 5th day. I've not only ... had to reduce Coreg down to this small dose, I'm also still off Verapamil ... removing the major high blood pressure "trigger", the Coreg was lowering my blood pressure too much and causing ... frightening! :) My blood pressure, since being on Coreg 3.125mg, once per day, has been 122/72 based on 38 ... Addendum, added June 14, 2008: I've now been on Coreg 3.125mg, once a day, for 19 days. I've been off Verapamil ... 119/70. :blob_fire My total medicine load is now Coreg 3.125mg once per day, Digoxin .125mg once per day...
    ... .... so far today, on the reduced dose of 9.375mg Coreg , my blood pressure has been averaging 121/70 based...
    ... [QUOTE=Machaon;3575341]I've now been on Coreg 3.125mg, once a day, for 19 days. I've been off Verapamil ... my Ace Inhibitor for 66 days and now totally off Coreg for three days. The only medications that I am still ... until I can verify that I can remain totally off Coreg . But, if successful (I hope, I hope), this will indeed...
    ... my Ace Inhibitor for 66 days and now totally off Coreg for three days. The only medications that I am still...
    ... respond. Oh...... by the way, I am back on 3.125mg Coreg , once per day. My blood pressure stayed great, without ... the Coreg , but I was experiencing increased heart rhythm problems ... . Since back on the Coreg , my heart's rhythm is back to "normal-abnormal". ...
    ... SOB. :) Oh...... by the way, I am back on 3.125mg Coreg , once per day. My blood pressure stayed great, without ... the Coreg , but I was experiencing increased heart rhythm problems ... . Since back on the Coreg , my heart's rhythm is back to "normal-abnormal". ... and ask my doctor if switching from Bisoprolol to Coreg might be an option, providing it does not worsen fluid...
    ... in a drawer, except for those that I take- 3.125mg Coreg , .125mg Digoxin and 2.5mg Coumadin, all qd. In ... and ask my doctor if switching from Bisoprolol to Coreg might be an option, providing it does not worsen fluid ... flowergirl Let me know what you find out about Coreg , as it relates to your health problems, and if you...
    ... Let me know what you find out about Coreg , as it relates to your health problems, and if you ... are going to try it, OK? You bet! I looked Coreg up this afternoon in one of my drug books, but the...
    ... I did some reading about Carvedilol/ Coreg . It does not seem a whole lot different from the ... drug I was on last year, Labetalol. Coreg s' vasodilating properties are secondary to alpha1 ... channel blocking activity unnecessary and udesirable. Coreg , like any other drug, has its pros and cons. What ... myself. They say that things get worse after starting Coreg before they get better. Has that been your experience ... improvements in LV function take time to develop. Coreg does seem to work well in improving both diastolic ... Copernicus, Swedic and Capricorn. Without a doubt, Coreg is an effective drug for treating hypertension and ... Another beta blocker, Nebivolol, is right up there with Coreg - very effective and much praised. A lot has been ... written about Nebivolol (Bystolic), Coreg and Labetalol, all of them effective antihypertensives...
    ... [QUOTE=flowergirl2day;3647716] Coreg , like any other drug, has its pros and cons. What ... system operates, not all goes well. When I increased Coreg , I suffered uncomfortable sinus problems. That is ... one of the reasons I cut back on the Coreg . The other reason I cut back was because my blood ... was getting too low. I have now been on 3.125mg Coreg , only once per day, for 46 days, quit taking Verapamil ... ) They say that things get worse after starting Coreg before they get better. Has that been your experience ... too much! I didn't stay on the increased dose of Coreg long enough to find out about too many other problems...
    ... back then. :) I have not finished reading about Coreg and other beta blockers. In spite of some negative...
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  28. HCT water pill and potassium
    ... I take HCTZ 25 mg once per day, and recently began Coreg 12.5 mg twice a day. My doctor is closely monitoring...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium

  29. Coreg
    ... going to be enough, so my doctor is starting me on Coreg ..... Storm, In my humble opinion I think they...
    ... problems. So which meds are you on now? Hctz, Nexium, coreg and lisinopril? Your potassium deficiency must be ... your symptoms can be attributed to your medication. Coreg can cause stomach pain, nausea, shortness of breath ... heartbeat......This is what is recommended when using coreg as treatment in hypertension. Starting dose..6.25mg ... effects when combined with a diuretic. A lower dose of Coreg might be enough since you take the Hctz also. I hope...
    ... I'm still taking the HCTZ and today I just started Coreg , 12.5 mg twice a day, and I'm also on loratidine ...
    ... I'll post them when I hear from them. So far the Coreg is making me feel a bit dizzy and sick to my stomach...
    ... Hi Storm, :) It's good to know that Coreg eases anxiety besides its other effects. It most likely ... with time. Let's hope that your current dose of Coreg is sufficient to keep your blood pressure well controlled...
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  30. Benicar vs Diovan Use??
    ... Since then, my PCP and a cardiologist have used Coreg , Lopressor and Diovan. All caused more problems with...
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  31. BYSTOLIC (Nebivolol) - New Hypertensive(Beta Blocker)Medication
    ... blocker class, which is BETA1.) He was not to keen on COREG , he believes COREG is excellent, mainly for heart...
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  32. Switched again part 2
    ... roof, it did control my bp, however; switched to Coreg 6.25mgs 2x a day, no side effects, but after 6 weeks...
    ... conditons. Have you thought about going back to the coreg ? Or were your side effects a result of the coreg...
    ... come from the benicar. Funny you should ask about coreg . It gave me the least problems. It was the 3rd pill...
    ... think it's wise to investigate the numbers while on coreg ...it'll be interesting to hear what they are. ...
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  33. Being switched again!
    ... blocker since February, I'm being weaned off. The coreg just makes me way too tired and my pulse rate was ... beat, scared me to no end. I was on 3, 6.25 mgs of coreg a day. He lowered my dose to 2 a day and added 5mgs ... which made my allergies go through the roof. Then the coreg , 2 pills at first, then he added a 3rd one because...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Norvasc Potassium Toprol

  34. Newbie to Atenolol
    ... blocker abruptly, or it could be fatal. I switched to Coreg CR as my beta blocker. So far it has been great. Knock...
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  35. Others input on Atenolol
    ... something like that. I am now taking 10 mgs per day of Coreg CR. This is my 11th day. I feel much better but I...

  36. Beta Blockers & b/p in Aorta
    ... Cutting calories is the only way to do that. Coreg was mentioned as an alternative for those of us who...

  37. Beta Blockers: are they doing the job?
    ... for example, the BB stops it. Still, she put me on Coreg 40mg for a racing heart, chest pressure, near faints ... Angina for years. I have noticed since taking the Coreg (about 3wks now) that my heart will start to have...

  38. Toprol XL, is there a good replacement drug for it?
    ... FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? IF SO, ASK YOUR DR ABOUT COREG . I WAS ON TOPROL NOW I'M ON COREG AND HAVING NO PROBLEMS...
    ... FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? IF SO, ASK YOUR DR ABOUT COREG . I WAS ON TOPROL NOW I'M ON COREG AND HAVING NO PROBLEMS ... Toprol for high blood pressure. What type of drug is COREG ? Beta blocker, calicum channel blocker?...
    ... Toprol for high blood pressure. What type of drug is COREG ? Beta blocker, calicum channel blocker? bluebengal ... , coreg is a beta blocker, works real well for me, don't know...
    ... [QUOTE=johnlovesjesus;3046092]bluebengal, coreg is a beta blocker, works real well for me, don't know...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel Toprol

  39. Is anyone taking Caduet
    ... Caduet. Sounds strong, guess it is. But I also take Coreg , 12.5 twice a day, Lininsproil 20mg, twice a day,...
    ... dose is the Lipitor part of this drug? My Mom takes coreg , plus other meds because she has congestive heart ... failure. Coreg seems to be working well for her. I don't think I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: caduet Atenolol Lipitor Norvasc Plavix

  40. *******ia
    ... I've been on coreg 6.25 since Feb. I take 3 pills a day, 1 in the morning ... still in the 130 range, diastolic 76-80 range. Coreg is the third med since being diagnosed in Dec. Benicar ... I haven't felt like myself since going on bp meds. Coreg makes me feel a bit tired, listless and my muscles ... only sparingly. My doc is talking about if the coreg doesn't work then it's time to try a CCB, *******ia...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Potassium Toprol

  41. Apple cider Vinegar
    ... hypertension for over 2years, been on Toprol and then Coreg but either could lower my blood pressure like ACV...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol

  42. Metoprolol and restless legg cramping?
    ... and neck. After my stent thrombosis, they put me on Coreg and about 90% of the cramps went away. I was also...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metoprolol Potassium Toprol

  43. High systolic
    ... systolic is still standing at 140/80 after 2 weeks of coreg 6.25mgs a day. My doc added a second 6.25mg pill in ... to say that so far, I've felt the LEAST crappy on coreg . Toprol really sent my allergies into overdrive and ... they've subsided quite a bit on coreg . This whole systolic pressure is scaring me now...
    ... Zoraa, What meds have you tried so far. Both Coreg and Torol are beta-blockers and they don't seem too...
    ... 2844705]Zoraa, What meds have you tried so far. Both Coreg and Torol are beta-blockers and they don't seem too ... made me really sick. Toprol xl 25mg was next and now Coreg 6.25 mg one in the morning, 2 at night. I have...
    ... alternative. I have no experience with Topril or Coreg so have nothing to offer there. Bethsheba...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Benicar hydrochlorothiazide

  44. Bp Med Side Effects
    ... hypothetical) post that starts out like: "I take coreg , atenolol, lisinopril, HCTZ, chlonidine and Norvasc...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Amphetamine Atenolol Lisinopril Norvasc

  45. Switched from toprol xl to Coreg
    ... Coreg and Toprol are the same category of drug - beta blockers...
    ... understanding that ACE Inhibitors are best. So far with Coreg the fatigue is not there. But my allergies are awful...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Benicar Potassium

  46. Question re: CCBs & beta blockers
    ... heart failure are METOPROLOL (TOPROL) and CARVEDILOL ( COREG ). Remember, all meds have some side effects....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Metoprolol Nadolol Toprol Vioxx

  47. Any "side effect sensitive" folks found a med they like?
    ... to calan sr and paralyzed my colon/bowels. Now on coreg , causing acid reflux. I can live with this with the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Calan Nexium Toprol

  48. sudden very high spikes in BP
    ... med by half and it doesn't work. They want to try coreg next, but cant get the insurance company to approve...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Calan Toprol

  49. I'm DCM,sys dropped to 102-106,? is to low?
    ... to low with BP?I am non- ischemic DCM,I take 6.25 coreg 2x and 5mg lisinopril before bed. I recently had physical...
    ... I'm pretty sure it is the coreg that has been dropping my BP & pulse. I woke up this ... morning and my BP was 116/68/65. I took my coreg with breakfast and took my reading, BP dropped to...
    ... I'm pretty sure it is the coreg that has been dropping my BP & pulse. I woke up this ... morning and my BP was 116/68/65. I took my coreg with breakfast and took my reading, BP dropped to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  50. how much sodium is to much?daily?
    ... know its different for everyone,I'm on lisinopril and coreg . Oh!The same for potassium......
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Potassium

  51. What to tell people who don't think hypertension is a problem.
    ... others are metabolized in the liver) Beta blockers ( Coreg , Toprol, Metoprolol,...) - these block one or both ... adrenalin which limits the contraction of blood vessels ( Coreg blocks both). There are others - Angiotensin antagonists...
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  52. anyone take lisinopril & coreg together?
    ... I take 6.25mg coreg (twice daily, a.m. and p.m.) and just 5mg lisinopril ... in the morning at the same time as the coreg . If I take my sitting bp 1.5-2 hours or so later...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril Metoprolol Toprol

  53. increased coreg BP & pulse Spiked?
    ... you, Atenolol, but the theory probably applies to Coreg also. I increased my dosage and my BP increased. Same...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  54. Help! Diovan is raising BP?!
    ... I've been on Coreg 6.25mg/2x/day for several months, no prob. I recently ... 40 mg Diovan/day (the new yellow 40 mg pill). With Coreg + Diovan, my systolic BP ranged from 110-130, with...
    ... day. What kinds of numbers did you get with the Coreg (beta-blocker) alone?...
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  55. Anyone take Coreg?
    ... My Mom takes coreg - twice daily (I have to check her dose), for congestive ... BP, and other meds as well. She is tolerating the coreg well (been on it a few years)....
    ... Clonidine. I was going to start out with the.325mg of Coreg . The dr. wants me to take it 2/day but I think I...
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  56. ENALAPRIL and/or ANY OTHER ACE INHIBITOR'S SIDE AFFECTS FOR BP MEDS
    ... I read in my mom's Diabetes Forcast magazine that coreg was the best for not raising or interferring w/ diabetes...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine

  57. What's the best alternative to Atenolol
    ... released version of metotroprol, all cause side affects. Coreg is probably the most prescribed BB for heart failure ... folks don't complain as much about side affects from Coreg , probably because they think the side affects are ... just due to a failing heart. Coreg is the number one choice for people with heart failure ... bit different from other BBs. Researchers think that Coreg also helps the lining of the arteries, I have read...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Toprol

  58. Alright Healthboards. Please help. I'm getting tired of all of these problems.
    ... commendations? Go on the BB now (My doctor has recommended coreg ), or wait a month or two to see how my life changes...
    ... commendations? Go on the BB now (My doctor has recommended coreg ), or wait a month or two to see how my life changes...
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  59. I'm 22, on high blood pressure meds, and my pulse goes wild..
    ... know is... my doctor right now wants to put me on Coreg instead of Veralin. He keeps saying "do it now and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avapro

  60. Are all beta blockers the same?
    ... blocker would cause less problems, i.e.: Propranolol, Coreg , etc? I tolerated Atenolol for a while, having to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Propranolol Toprol

  61. Specialist taken me off atenolol. Now on Carvedilol and Ramipril
    ... Carvedilol ( CoReg ) and atenolol, are both basically beta-blockers so ... non-selective to have more untoward side effects. Coreg is being pusjed as a treatment for heart failure and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  62. High Blood pressure in the morning
    ... breakfast. In the afternoon it averages 135/75. I take Coreg and Ananapril, each morning. I also use AndroGel....
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  63. Causes of Increased Heart Rate
    ... rapid heart rate or tachardia. He gave me samples of COREG . I also have samples from another visit of PROPRANOLOL...
    ... about what to take next - my doctor gave me samples of Coreg . I don't want to go back to atenolol and I took a ... that drug resurged. Just a .6 mg did it again. So, coreg , propranolol or maybe a calcium channel blocker -...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Propranolol

  64. How do I really know if I have Hypertension?
    ... Dont want to hijack your thread here. Presscribed Coreg 6.25mg due to the last few readings being high in ... 70-85 area. So I took the month of samples of Coreg along with the other rx's he gave me and went to buy...

  65. Kaco-Regarding Benicar
    ... benicar 40mg-wasnt helping and she was going to add Coreg . I told her-I wasnt going to take another pill. Bought...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar

  66. Mixing CCB's and ARB's question ?
    ... expensive but its worth it if it works well. I tried Coreg which is a mixture of Beta and dilator. That stuff...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Verapamil

  67. Great News HBP gone!
    ... almost 2 years (was put on toprol, verapamil, annd then coreg ) I pushed to have them find the cause of my high blood...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Verapamil

  68. De-Calf Coffee and Blood Pressure
    ... DR. ON CALL AT HOSPITAL, HE SAID NOT TO ADD ON MY COREG Rx, LEAVE EVERYTHING AS IS TILL I GET MY MONITOR CHECKED...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lorazepam

  69. Question about beta blockers
    ... I am taking Coreg 12.5 mg. twice a day for skipped heart beats and blood...
    ... Lady, Coreg seems to be a combinataion alpha AND beta blocker...

  70. Frustrated by BP monitor-low reading than dr. office
    ... pill along with my Benicar. (Haven't started yet the Coreg ). After several weeks on a antibiotic (dr. thought ... the dr. and try to explain why I haven't started the Coreg yet. Anyone have problems with the home bp monitors...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar

  71. POLL! Please participate
    ... times it's controlled then spikes Medications: Coreg ...
    ... unknown Controlled? No Medications: Now:Lozol, Coreg , Tenex (Have been on about 12 different meds in different...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tenex

  72. Diovan
    ... threw me into irregular heart beats. I currently take Coreg . It's is a combination med of a beta blocker and alpha...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Verapamil

  73. I have been on Toprol-XL for about 3 months
    ... until I was taken off of it. I am currently taking Coreg . This medication has very few side effects. It is...
    ... but mine is a beta and alpha blocker combo called Coreg . I would suggest that you ask your dr about your options...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Verapamil


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