Coreg benefits

Common Questions and Answers about Coreg benefits

coreg

I belong to a support group for women with PPCM, and this is a very common complaint with several heart medications. The only word of comfort I can offer is that the benefits of Coreg for your heart are so worth it. I understand your frustration, but the exercise is still highly beneficial, so don't give up! Some people notice the weight gain does level off, so keep a healthy outlook and try to hang in there.
Is there another medication I can take that would give me the benefits of coreg without the fatigue?
It is a combination of Coreg and Tropol XL, I believe. This gives all the benefits of Coreg and reduces the tiredness that people complain about. Our relatives in Europe use the medication and have energy to travel to US and all around the states. I am not sure what the name will be of the medication when it becomes available in the US. Salmon, fish oil, and dark chocolate have been shown to raise HDL levels. Your level should be in the 50's if you can get it there.
I understand that statin type drugs provide benefits for patients with heart disease. What are the synergistic benefits I can obtain from Lipitor while taking Coreg that directly impact my heart valve? Does Lipitor extend the life of the valve? If so, how does the drug do this? Are there any side effects to my taking Lipitor in such small doses? Thank you very much for your time.
This is a follow up question I asked previously about switching from coreg to toprol-xl. Do you know if people who switch from coreg to toprol-xl maintain their EF percentage during the switch and after changing medications? If a person decreases their coreg dosage and their EF reduces, does the EF go back to what it was if they increase the dosage back to what they were using before they decreased it.
Is there any information on or studies conducted regarding the benefits and use of beta blockers for people who have aortic valve leakage ? My problem is that my current cardiologist of 2-3 yrs has taken me off the combination of a generic beta blockers(10mg x2/day) and vasotec(5 mg x2/day) which was recommended by my previously cardiologist for 20 years(moved out of area)to 10 mg Zestrel(1x/day). Recent studies (muga) and echo indicated a ejection fraction of 52%.
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).
I've been on Vasotec, Lasix, and Digoxin since then, and started Coreg in October. I've been on 25 mg Coreg twice a day since early December. My EF has gone from 22% 8/97 to 42% 12/97. The diabetes control first needed insulin, then just Amaryl, and now just diet/exercise. I had diabetic neuropathy pains in the feet through the fall and winter; this occurs only every 4-5 nights today. I'm doing relatively well, except for bad, equal pain in both feet.
: My dr. said that Coreg helps people with Cardiomyopathy live longer and this is my 3rd week on the med. : : I am having some side affects such as, bad fatigue. I have been on sick leave for 3 wks. I am not feeling any better and infact : : I am feeling worse than before I started the med. Will the fatigue go away or is it here to stay? : : The dr. said that the medicine has good benefits and try to get through this stage of the drug. : : I see my dr again this Friday.
Posted By Alice on February 17, 1999 at 15:18:53: My dr. said that Coreg helps people with Cardiomyopathy live longer and this is my 3rd week on the med. I am having some side affects such as, bad fatigue. I have been on sick leave for 3 wks. I am not feeling any better and infact I am feeling worse than before I started the med. Will the fatigue go away or is it here to stay? The dr. said that the medicine has good benefits and try to get through this stage of the drug.
He did alright with those, then he was sent to Emory University to see about being put on a transplant list- while there we were told of coreg and the benefits- not wanting a transplant- my husband wanted to try- coreg is a rough ride, but well worth the fatigue, irrability, and naseua that went with it-he was started at 3 mg a day and he is now at 25 mg. He could not go any higher, because it made his bp go way down.
Posted By pam on February 18, 1999 at 15:21:24: In Reply to: Coreg & it's side affects posted by Alice on February 17, 1999 at 15:18:53: My dr. said that Coreg helps people with Cardiomyopathy live longer and this is my 3rd week on the med. I am having some side affects such as, bad fatigue. I have been on sick leave for 3 wks. I am not feeling any better and infact I am feeling worse than before I started the med. Will the fatigue go away or is it here to stay? The dr.
However, coreg has been shown to improve survival in patients with congestive heart failure. Thus, it's a question of risks and benefits with regard to coreg. If you can't tolerate the side effects of coreg, then the survival benefit that it may confer doesn't matter because you feel so miserable. But, these side effects may diminish with time, so it's prudent to continue the medication during the dose escalation phase and see what happens.
I had the very same experience when I started on Coreg, gradually the disabling fatigue did subside, I have been on Coreg for almost 2 years and do believe it is helping me by slowing my heart rate down considerably which is probably what causes the fatigue.
Posted By REX DALE SMITH on February 28, 1999 at 13:17:02: In Reply to: Coreg & it's side affects posted by Alice on February 17, 1999 at 15:18:53: My dr. said that Coreg helps people with Cardiomyopathy live longer and this is my 3rd week on the med. I am having some side affects such as, bad fatigue. I have been on sick leave for 3 wks. I am not feeling any better and infact I am feeling worse than before I started the med. Will the fatigue go away or is it here to stay? The dr.
Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - MTR on February 18, 1999 at 11:18:29: In Reply to: Re: Coreg & it's side affects posted by Pat L on February 17, 1999 at 15:41:40: My dr. said that Coreg helps people with Cardiomyopathy live longer and this is my 3rd week on the med. I am having some side affects such as, bad fatigue. I have been on sick leave for 3 wks. I am not feeling any better and infact I am feeling worse than before I started the med.
Coreg definitely has some benefits over Toprol and other beta blockers, though as noted it also has some other not-so-nice side effects. They tend to ease up though, which is good news! I wonder if the generics will be as good. I hope so. Having some relief in the pocketbook for all the people needing Coreg would be much welcomed.
He was smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day and has cut down to about 10 cigarettes since he's started using Zyban. He has quit drinking. Just prior to being put on the Zyban he was started on Coreg. My question is do either of these drugs have the side effect of extremely loose bowels and fatigue and, after seeing some of the literature on side effects for Zyban, should he be on this at all?
He believes that the Doctors who have stated it probably has no effect have either never tried it, or have never witnessed the benefits on patients. Different brands of beta blockers have different effects on different patients. My beta blocker (bisoprolol) was quite strong and so I only needed a very small dose, hence it didn't really affect my blood pressure. I had to have ace inhibitors in addition to control that. I was only on 1.
I had a sudden death heart attack 6 years ago. I am on aspirin, vytorin, coreg,trimed, fish oil and xanex. I always feel very tired, and most days feel nausea, and light headed. Also lots of muscle aches of moderate intensity. Is this from all the medicine I am taking, or would it indicate other heart problems? I am 57 years old, exercise some and watch my diet regularly. I sometimes think that my arteries are blocking up even more, but no one seems to have an answer.
1) number of hospital visits and 2) No heart failure symptoms. My meds are Coreg CR - 10 mg, Lipitor 5 mg, Lisionopril 2.5 mg and Aldactone 6.33 mg. I have struggled with meds and dosages and and am currently on pretty low dosages so that is also a concern for me. I'm just wondering what others stories are about this. I'm better than I was 8 months ago, but I would like to feel better, EF improve and the other benefits I read about with the Bivent. Any comments are welcomed.
They are going to investigate me for a hole in my heart. My family doctor just put me on Coreg to see if it helps because she thinks I go into heart failure after exercising. Does this even sound reasonable? My ejection fraction has always been in the 80's, so its high and the last cardiologist said I have a very small heart. I don't know if that has any siginificance.
I will come off effient eventually and stay on a low dose aspirin. No problem. I would like to minimize the coreg and statin. The diet I am on is helpful for Nitric oxide and for endothelial health as well as providing some level natural ACE inhibition, and platelet aggregation inhibition, and is high in natural anti-oxidants. So, what will staying on 6.25 mg coreg and 10 mg pravastatin do for me in the long run?
I am concerned that it might interfere with medications for heart(coreg, ACE-I, aspirin, aldectone etc.. I am not diabetic. Thanks in advance for responding.
More troubling is that I just began a cardiac rehab program, and did a treadmill workout at a speed/incline/duration (30 minutes) that I have been doing for years - so I know what my response should be. Normally, my heart rate would be around 130-135, and the coreg (presumably) kept it down around 115-120. I felt fine, and was encouraged - but afterwards, I felt extremely fatigued for the rest of the day, and had a great deal of soreness in my legs.
The Cardizem also tends to worsen swollen foot problem from which veins were harvested for CABG. Is there any other medication that I can try? I was prescribed Coreg 3.125mg prior to surgery but not postop. Is this a possibility since I was allergic to Atenolol the only BB I have tried? Appreciate any comments or assistance and thank you in advance.
If you are not on it already, you should ask your doctor about getting on Coreg. This has been shown to extend the life of heart attack patients by helping strengthen the heart's contraction/EF. But, before this, they may want to put in the stents or perform a CABG (coronary artery bypass graph).
However, my stress test results are excellent and I recently reached 15 METS. I am taking Altace, Coreg, Zocor, and Niaspan. My cholesteral is execllent. Do you think I could benefit from chelation therapy? What are the benefits and risks? Thank you.
I have an internal Defibrillator implanted and I am on a variety of medications Coreg,Spirnalactone,Hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, Aspirin, Fish Oil, and Niacin. I have been feeling ok since my last episode last year. My lungs filled with fluid and I was rushed to the emergency room. Lately I have felt my heart pound once in a while and then stop. It scared me at first but I have no other symptoms such as light headedness, dizzy, nausea, or chest pain.
walks - pain radiates to my R shoulder and arm and ceases when I stop exercising. My BP is low (80/60) and I have not been able to tolerate Coreg or Lisinopril. Other than my heart disease, low thyroid and new asthma diagnosis, I am very healthy. I meditate, eat well & exercise (medium walking) 30 min. 5 or so times per week. MY QUESTION: I've been told that we are going to "try" to open the vessel and I am scheduled for angioplasty this Wednesday.
MedHelp Health Answers