Carvedilol half life

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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.
1210142 tn?1266080631 I am afraid, that the medication that you are on it is pretty standard and chances are that you will take it for all your life ... So far you do not complain about the BB (Carvedilol) so do not worry about take it for ever. The fact is that we all have to change and adjust medications for a while until we find the right combination for us. Normally body takes a couple of weeks to adjust to a new medication. And yes, Carvedilol works better if taken in 2 doses.
Avatar n tn The doc allowed me to cut the 20mg tablet in half until our next apt at which time he prescribed Carvedilol 25 mg twice a day. Anyone have any insight as to why he might have done that? Particularly since the 10mg Bystolic tablets seemed to be the “sweet spot” in terms of tolerability. And the Bystolic worked very well for my BP. I am a 41 year old male.
Avatar n tn I believe it is about 24 hours for alcohol to almost completely leavce the system...alcoholics may have a different half-life to their consumption of alcohol !? ..obvioulsly your husband doesn't fit that description otherewise you would already know the answer. Enjoy the holidays. Take care.
1210142 tn?1266080631 I am currently on Plavix, Aspirin, Simvastatin, Lisinopril and Carvedilol/Coreg/. Stopped Lisinopril for a little bit and felt much better- unfortunately my blood pressure went a little up. Then my PCP substitute it for Losartan- have been taking this drug/25 mg/ for a week and feel extremely dizzy and nauseated. The cardiologist suggested to cut Carvbedilol in half/so now I am taking 3.125 twice a day instead of 6.25 and my chest pain almost disapear.
Avatar f tn Bisoprolol has a pretty long half life. It's around 10 hours. What this means is that 10 hours after taking it, half the drug remains in your blood. Do the math, and you'll see that in 24 hours, a quantity of the drug remains in your blood, when you take another dose. As you take your daily dose, the level of the drug continues to build in your blood. (This is where my knowledge falls off) This could be a good thing, and might be necessary to build up a therapeutic level.
907968 tn?1292625804 -) Talked to my PCP today, as noted else where, my LDL is up by 2 points, Trigs are up a few points, and my HDL is dropped by half to 20. She prescribed 250mg x3/day to help with the HDL and will have blood drawn in early February to recheck everything. Also, (unrelated issues), doubled my thyroid med.s because I'm still a tick low. And last, starting this Tuesday, going to take care of an ear problem I had for four years. don't know what it is but is very similar to a blocked eschain(?
Avatar m tn The one I was on, as a side effect, blocks a critical liver enzyme, so it interacts with just about every medication out there, doubling its half life. I wasn't on any other meds so it was doable. These meds all have different trade offs and results, so you have to experiment until you get the right one. So I would get a list of compatible SSRIs and SNRIs and start trying them. SSRIs can take up to 6 weeks to see a result.
Avatar f tn By July, 2010, my EF increased to 45%. I feel wonderful and lead an active life. What is the prognosis based on this information?
4877493 tn?1391634776 my sgpt remain increased all the time since one and half a gestro.examined all blood necessary tests,ultra sound, endoscopy and liver biopsy for diagnostic reason of cirrhosis.My LFTs shows my sgpt 135,total bilbirubin1.2,sgot 59,alk. phos;234, gamma gt32. ultra sound shows liver small in size showing coarse ecotexture with labulated nodular focal lesion no intra extra heptic biliary dillation. spleen shows normal ecotexture & normal size.
1196605 tn?1265079918 we'll just have to go. What do you think? The one pill that seems to be dropped the most is the carvedilol & it is a 3.25mg dose (one half of a 6.50 pill, twice a day). Another suspect is lisinopril, another tiny half pill, don't remember the size for sure. What do you think, will she keep getting better?
Avatar n tn Since we all react differently to different medications, your doctor may prescribe another beta blocker to see if it helps. Another common component to life with PVCs is anxiety. That can stir up all kinds of symptoms, fears, etc. Is the Ativan helping? As for having the PVCs when you first stand up, I don't think that's anything to be alarmed about. It could be from coming off the med (but, I really don't think so).
21064 tn?1309312333 Hello Im a 19 year old male who was diagnosed with viral myocarditis about 2 and a half months ago. One of my close friends whos house i hang out at a lot smokes inside his house. I was wondering if second hand smoke could affect my heart and make it even worse?
Avatar n tn i am on medication constantly everyday i am on Amiodrone100mg 1 a day..Fruseimide 40mg 1 a day, Asprin 75mg 1 a day, Lisinopril 10mg 1 a day and Carvedilol 25mg 1 twice a day. The thing is i was just wonderin if anybody has had a heart problem as young as me an on same sort of medication.
Avatar n tn i am on medication constantly everyday i am on Amiodrone100mg 1 a day..Fruseimide 40mg 1 a day, Asprin 75mg 1 a day, Lisinopril 10mg 1 a day and Carvedilol 25mg 1 twice a day. The thing is i was just wonderin if anybody has had a heart problem as young as me an on same sort of medication.
Avatar n tn i am on medication constantly everyday i am on Amiodrone100mg 1 a day..Fruseimide 40mg 1 a day, Asprin 75mg 1 a day, Lisinopril 10mg 1 a day and Carvedilol 25mg 1 twice a day. The thing is i was just wonderin if anybody has had a heart problem as young as me an on same sort of medication.
Avatar f tn I started VERY VERY slowly and it improves general circ. and feeling of well being too. Don't believe what you read online about life expectancy, as it has improved a lot in the past 10 years due to better drugs and ICD's. You have your own built-in paramedic! We are also told to focus on how we feel, and not the numbers. If you had a biventricular pacer implanted, many have found those to make huge improvements in heart function. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Pheochromocytoma, tumours that develop in the adrenal glands. When I spoke to him half hour after the operation he felt confident we'd find these through a newly developed test which looks for a specific enzyme these tumours release into the blood stream, but we never got the chance of course.
Avatar m tn They all make me tired, some of them are worse and the Bisoprolol and Metoprolol are the worse for me in term of side-effects. The half-life of the Metoprolol is between 3 to 7 hours... some people are fast metabolizer and the effect will not last 7 hours and the drug will tend to not accumulate that much in the body and blood... I'm a fast metabolizer and with the Metoprolol it's even faster. I wake up around 7 AM and take 12.
Avatar m tn I’m 44 y/o male 5’ 8” / 190 lbs (20 lbs extra). On 2/7/11, I was at my retail store, I stood up & suddenly, collapsed of a cardiac arrest. My bus. partner came over, felt no pulse, started CPR & called 911. About 40 mins earlier, I had finished (1 1/2 hrs) practicing salsa dancing in prep for a performance that had been scheduled for the following week. My general habit, in the last few yrs, was dancing fairly intensely 10–20 hrs per weekend & mostly deskwork during weekdays.
Avatar n tn With the half-life of T4 being approx. one week, about 98 % of the med should be out of your body in 6 weeks. What supplements are you taking that are supposed to replace the T4 med? I'm not quite sure about the aversion to Synthroid. When you consider the definition of a drug as being, "any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism, alters normal bodily function", I'm not sure that T4 meds really fit that definition.
Avatar n tn He has been to rehab three times in the past year and a half and each time came home and went to buy beer the same day. He isn't verbally or physically abusive. I could give hundreds of other accounts of of things he has done but I think I have probably gotten that point across. The reason I'm writing this is because my mom has finally decided to divorce him. He plans on living in their cottage about 250 miles away.
Avatar m tn Was there anything that you did to improve them? Did you get a little down worrying what life would be like if they didn't stop?
Avatar n tn I take half of a quarter of xanax which seems to help a bit since they say it's caused by stress, so... I wonder if I actually NEED to take the beta blocker if I can just reduce the stress naturally or by taking meds for stress (the xanax) I also am going to try walking more, and try to conquer this naturally, instead of taking these meds which are going to make me sleepy and other side effects. What do u think?
1140169 tn?1370188676 I'm also taking it, I have for about a week and a half. (I'm in limboland) From what I understand, I'm taking it a bit different then everyone else. I only take it at night. I started off at 100mg, then increased every night until I found the right dose. My doctor said the right dose will make me sleepy about 2 hours after I take it. Well, I have 6 kids, and I'm not really comfortable being too drowsy overnight in case they need me.
Avatar f tn He was admitted to the hospital a week ago to receive 3 units of blood on top of the 1 unit he received about a week to a week and a half before that on an outpatient basis. The family physician feels that the virus that caused the heart issues is also causing these other problems.
Avatar f tn I had shorts runs of SVT along with skips for almost a year and a half. In fact8 months after my ablation, I had a terrible week of jumbled up arrhythmia and runs of SVT which disppeared as mysteriously as they appeared. I still get an occasional brief run of SVT; perhaps 6-12 beats here and there. Remember, the path ithat causes the SVT s still present and that it has only had a barrier placed across it.
Avatar f tn The greatest of these is the support of your family. Talk to your husband, or others in your life about your desire to live in a healthy way. Rely on them for the encouragement and accountability you need. Slash your cholesterol counts. Remember, there are only two ways to reduce your cholesterol: Stop the production of cholesterol in your liver, or stop its absorption in the small intestine.