Carvedilol and low blood pressure

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Avatar m tn It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure"
Avatar n tn Cardiologist understandably wants me on the highest dose of carvedilol for maximum benefit but I just cannot take the doses he wants due to extremely low blood pressure 80s/50s, dizziness, weakness. I've been on 6.25 in am and 12.5 in pm and doing just ok physically on these doses. Well last night I couldn't get my BP up so I only took 6.25 in the pm. I feel so much better today-bp is up and I've got more energy and am much less foggy.
1088044 tn?1257043026 I'm concerned that it will make my blood pressure too low and my heart-rate as well .I'm not sure what the benefit is. Hopefully you can enlighten me.
Avatar m tn I'd ask your doctor if you could try HCTZ, quit taking beta blockers, buy a blood pressure monitor, and take your BP twice a day, and track it. He/she may have a strong reason to continue taking the medication, but why not ask the question?
907968 tn?1292625804 Since both started getting bad about the same time and just shortly after starting Carvedilol I can easily make the connection. However, they could be unrelated to carvedilol and the timing could be a coincidence. Before I make an appointment to have a chat with my Dr. I'd like to hear from anyone that has had these symptom and that were known to be directly connected to carvedilol. Assuming there are none here, Does anyone have any info to share about these?
475570 tn?1280944963 I battle this also. Had a quintuple in 07 at age 49. BP is puzzling at times. I eat very heart healthy, low sodium, and take Metoprolol. It does not go as high as yours, but sometimes hits 150/93, or around 135/88 - which is always alarming to me. Two things I have noticed that keep it in a good range (120/80) are regular exercise and low alcohol intake. I have a tendency at time to watch a Friday evening movie with a few glasses of wine - the next day my BP is always up.
Avatar m tn Yes, she checks her blood pressure. Its always on the low side, around 106/ 74 and 104/67 That's really low 95/50 for your blood pressure.
Avatar f tn The good news is that varices and the portal hypertension can usually be controlled (reducing the blood flow and pressure) with use of a beta-blocker. Only your doctor who knows the extent of your cirrhosis and portal hypertension can advise you on how your should titrate your meds to the proper dosage for you. Each of us is different and each person's liver disease should be treated on an individual basis.
Avatar f tn and as soon as they got me on hydrochlorothiazide, losartin, lisinopril, carvedilol, and famotadine for heartburn from the other meds my blood pressure is now mostly normal. in case you are wondering it turns out my heart is 3 times the size it should be. it's a genetic disorder, one that should have been tested for but without insurance I just didn't have the funds to do that until it almost killed me. but today I am doing much better. so hooray!
Avatar n tn Last week, she had a mini stroke (lost ability to speak for about 15 min where she forgets words but came back and she was normal) , took her to ER to be checked, an Xray shows an enlarged heart, EKG shows incomplete bundle block and Echogram was normal, no blood clots, no blockage, blood tests are also normal, no enzyms of heart attach or anything. They also do a TEE and AngioCardiogram no heart blockage but they are saying she has an EF of 26 % or less.
Avatar m tn That is very important, a lot of people are allergic to salt and don't know it. When I cut salt from my diet my blood pressure responded immediately. - It means reading ALL the labels and never buying anything with above about 50 - 100grms of salt. Change your doctor and ask for a diuretic, they are about the safest to reduce blood pressure, it will make you pee a lot but it will reduce the pressure almost immediately.
Avatar m tn His blood pressure is well controlled now that he is on the pill, but there have been 3 times when his blood pressure drops way too low and he feels like fainting. Is that normal?How long does it usually take to get used to the drug?
Avatar n tn =========================================================================== Denise, I have not prescribed carvedilol so I have no personal experience with the drug. It is a blood pressure medication approved by the FDA in September, 1995. According to a pharmacy reference, its main side effect is postural hypotension, which is a drop in blood pressure on arising from a lying or seated position. This can cause symptoms of dizziness/lightheadedness on standing up.
Avatar m tn A better beta blocker to use rather than metoprolol is carvedilol as it acts to lower blood pressure through a different mechanism than metoprolol. A better calcium channel blocker to use in you would be amlodipine (rather than diltiazem) as it works to lower blood pressure much more effectively. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a good blood pressure medication and would certainly be reasonable to continue as long as your kidney function and lab tests for electrolytes are ok.
Avatar m tn A better calcium channel blocker to use in you would be amlodipine (rather than diltiazem) as it works to lower blood pressure much more effectively. The HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a good blood pressure medication and would certainly be reasonable to continue as long as your kidney function and lab tests for electrolytes are ok. If you have blurry vision, headaches, chest pain, or shortness of breath with blood pressure that high, you need to get to an emergency room ASAP!
Avatar m tn Recently had an echocardiogram and was told me Ejection Fraction was a bit low 50 percent. I have a history of high blood pressure and fast heart rate. Just before the test, I took 150 mg of Metoprolol. I usually take this twice a day. I've heard that this medicine can reduce the heart's pumping action and I'm wondering if this could have had an effect on my test results?
Avatar m tn 19/3 25mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 20/3 25mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 21/3 12,5mg body aches,especially ankles, cold hands headaches 22/3 6,25mg less body aches,cold hands, headaches,palpitations 23/3 12,50mg I had low blood pressure and high heart rate.
Avatar f tn I have very similar symptoms, along with blood pressure that spikes and then often goes very low. I am taking Carvedilol and Avapro for blood pressure and Clonazepam and Keppra for the neurological conditions. I couldn't function without these meds, but still have episodes out if the blue. Then I need to rest for several days to regain my strength.
Avatar f tn That is a beta blocker that helps control an irregular heart rate and helps reduce any resistance the heart has to pump against by relaxing the blood vessels. About 6 years ago, I had a low EF and and enlarged heart (left ventricle). The enlargement was due to high blood pressure and the enlargement reduced the EF to below 29% (heart failure range < 30%).
705966 tn?1239412351 Also, work is being done to use a tonometer on humans, and to accurately calculate central pressure from the arm pressure waveform. Anyway, the offshoot is that you might be better off switching to nebivolol, which is a vasodilating beta blocker. A researcher named Cockroft is doing a lot of work in that area.
Avatar m tn Lisinopril and Carvedilol are blood pressure medications (lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor, Carvedilol is a beta blocker) and should not have any effect on your lipid profile. Both are important medications for those who have suffered a heart attack and undergone stenting. In addition to these medications, you should be on some sort of lipid medication (a "statin" such as atorvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvasatin, lovastatin, etc).
Avatar m tn LVEF 45-50%. last year was 45% +- using transthoracic echo Mild left systolic dysfunction (Compared to prior year it seems slightly improved) Mean pulmonary artery pressure 30 mm (consistent with moderate PH) Tricuspid Doppler shows elevated right heart pressure of 55 mm (considering patient age is markedly abnormal) Mitral valve Doppler consistent with diastolic dysfunction, grade 2 Cardiologist says I have stiffening in parts of my left ventricle (hypokinesis) but no hypertrophy.
Avatar m tn She said that my shortness of breath was heart related and to call my cardiologist. My blood pressure normally runs low, about 103 over 60. It recently dropped to 80 over 51 and the doctor took me off of my carvedilol for 2 weeks and said to monitor my blood pressure and call in two weeks. It has been 2 weeks now. I do not know what my heart rate should be at normal and at exertion. I live in a quad level and go up and down a lot of steps to do laundry. I get winded very easily.
907968 tn?1292625804 Yes the pulse pressure is basically the sudden stress imposed on the arteries each time the heart beats. However, if blood pressure is high and you still have normal pulse pressure, this is not good either because the stress on the arteries is basically there all the time. For example, if your bp was 200/160 the pulse pressure is ok, but the diastolic and systolic are way too high, inflicting too much pressure on the arteries all the time.
Avatar f tn I would rather have his heart 'give out' than see him go thru this dementia that involves hallucinations that scare him so much. He is 72 yrs. old. Mild high blood pressure. Slightly overweight. Question: Is the pacemaker going to keep him living --- forever? Does the heart, which I know is a muscle ever just give out.? He takes carvedilol 12mg. twice daily. I will not get an answer from his cardiologist. Is this because no one knows.(had 'poly urine for yrs.
Avatar n tn Viagra affects the vascular system, so low blood pressure could be impacted by this drug. I'm wondering whether you've pursued non-pharmacological options? Many erection concerns aren't physiological in nature, but rather the result of behavioral or emotional issues.
907968 tn?1292625804 I had a MRI, MRA, CAT scan on my brain and all came back normal. I don't have high blood pressure, don't smoke, drink on occasions, eat well and don't have any blood problems. I've also had my ears checked by a ear, nose and throat doc and found nothing. I hope this isn't a life long thing.
Avatar m tn When a person has heart disease, the blood pressure needs to remain low. Your mom's blood pressure is not too low. As her blood builds back to where it should be, she may see an increase in her blood pressure. The main thing with heart disease is to keep the pressure down. Normal for an average person is 120/72. Doctors usually want it lower in people with heart disease. Her medications are needed to help her live a longer lifespan.
Avatar f tn I have a friend - male- 68 who had a heart attack ~ 6 years ago. He takes a beta blocker - Coreg. I've known him for 3 years. During that time, he's always had, but now it's getting worse, a slow pulse & low Blood Pressure. Last night it was 84/54 pulse - 52. and he was feeling dizzy. Called the Dr. who said to drink fluids & take something salty - like saltine crackers. I just read up on Coreg - - beta blocker, and on low blood pressure.