Just curious because I recently switched from brand to generic, and I'm not sure if the generic is adding symptoms that weren't there while I was taking the brand name drug. If you switched, when did you switch? How long have you been on the generic versus the brand name? Thanks!
My insurance company will not pay for Coreg but will pay for Carvedilol. When Carvedilol became available I was forced to change. I had the usual tiredness and shortness of breath during the Coreg dose ramp up time. But it did level out. Still tired but consistent. When I switched to Carvedilol I started being really tired, couldn't fall asleep at bedtime but could fall asleep during the day. I am irritable, grouchy, skin extremely dry and itchy. But the worst thing is the painful gas and diarrhea. I am tempted to stop taking both the carvedilol and Diovan.
The problem with taking the carvedilol or coreg is very simple. The main part of the drug is the same but the binders that hold it together are different. If you are able to take coreg and not the carvedilol then you are allergic to the binder in the carvedilol. I take an ARB but I can't take Diovan or its generic form because both have a potassium base and I am very allergic to potassium. I can only tolerate Benicar and there is no generic for it. Your doctors need to work with you to find the best option for you. Hope this was of some help to you.
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