Carvedilol benefits

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If you are prescribed carvedilol to strengthen heart muscle can you take viagra once a week?
Post MI we have great data for both beta blockers and statins. For carvedilol post MI with an abnormal left ventricular ejection fraction the benefits are both for mortality and to help the heart remodel to a more normal shape and function. The minimum dose shown to be of true benefit is the 6.25 mg, and I would even suggest increasing your dose instead of decreasing it. For statins, they too decrease mortality and need for a repeat stenting in the post MI period.
5 weeks ago I had a mild heart attack and received a stent in the one veinous graft (the 3 arterial grafts were perfectly clear). I have been placed on plavix and 6.25mg 2x/day of carvedilol - and the side effects of carvedilol is my concern. First is the feeling of lightheadedness, which was severe at first, but still remains.
I've read that purple grape juice, not white grape, has the same benefits as red wine. Don't know how much you should drink but at least you aren't faced with the meds/alcohol problem.
An aspirin (75 mg to 100 mg) per day has been shown to be beneficial for all patients with stable angina that have no problems with its use. Beta blockers (eg. carvedilol, propranolol, atenolol etc. are some few examples) have a large body of evidence in morbidity and mortality benefits (fewer symptoms and disability and live longer) and short-acting nitroglycerin medications are used for symptomatic relief of angina.
Is there another medication I can take that would give me the benefits of coreg without the fatigue?
His appointment this week is to see about an internal defibrillator. He does not want one. He feels great. His work benefits are up and he drives for a city employer. Geez, I can't seem to get this all to make sense. If his heart rhythms are controlled does the defibrillator help ? It doesn't do anything for his EF? I guess I'm just looking to find out what his options are. I sure wish I would have found this site months ago. Does the defib help him live longer ?
thanks for your answer, it really helps the name of the beta blocker is carvedilol and it is supposed to decrease the heart rate so the heart does not work so hard. I've lost weight before but now I am committed to lose and maintain a healthy weight, my goal is to lose 130lbs.
In situations like this I will sometimes change medications to a different beta blocker, like carvedilol. Is at least as good as metoprolol for controlling blood pressure--probably better-- and allow you do back down on your other blood pressure medications or achieve better control at least. You should be shooting for a blood pressure in the 120's/ 80's. I also find that conditioning training (ie cardiac rehab helps with the fatigue).
GReat questions indeed. I hope you find some relief. I often wonder whether a beta blocker makes PVC's worse. I have been told that often during bradcardia pvc's often rear their ugly head simply because your rythum is more "junctional" at this point and not originating from the sinus. I would imagine the same would occurr under slower induced heart rates that are beta blocker induced. I too wonder just how good the beta blockers are with pvc's (excasberate or reduce?
Unfortunately for children many of the drugs used in adults( and tested in adult populations )are not approved for children but given that the same general rules apply they are used in children at doses designed to improve the symptoms. I have not heard of pediatric patients being tried on the drug carvedilol(Coreg) yet again this is not my subspecialty and given that many more adults have heart disease than children it is easier to evaluate the short and long term benefits in adults.
Thanks for your response. Regarding Coreg, I am taking a substitute, carvedilol, at 12.5mg twice a day. I will definitely ask my doctor about target dosage.
They would like to reduce my Coreg dose, which I'm reluctant to do because of the proven benefits. Are you aware of any link between Coreg and this sort of feet pain? Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks for your help (sorry for the long post).
Yes, I do take Simvastatin, Plavix, Aspirin/325 mg/, Lisinopril and Carvedilol. I do take fish oil as well, Qo-Q 10, Vitamina D-3, etc...The problem is that the doctors could not discover the etiology of the pain. Next week I have a stress test as well as CT scan of the chest. If you don't mind, will keep you posted. And thank you very much for your response.
She also suggested diluting the juice with water. Its suppose to be the bitter part which has the benefits. The article also said it would cause the drugs to absorb quickly into your blood. Not good for people on heart meds. My friend at the health food store has two friends with Hep C. One who has done nothing so far and one who just came off tx and did not respond. So, both of them should be able to drink it no problem or take supplements.
Oral and ophthalmic nonselective beta-blockers (e.g., carteolol, carvedilol, levobunolol, metipranolol, nadolol, oxprenolol, penbutolol, pindolol, propranolol, sotalol, and timolol) are considered contraindicated in patients with bronchospastic diseases. Cardioselective beta-blockers should generally be avoided, or used with extreme caution if no other alternatives are available and the benefits outweigh the risks of potentially severe bronchospasm.
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