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Best substitute for carvedilol?

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18 Feb 2014

Carvedilol is the generic form of Coreg and I don't think there is a substitute for it. It helps correct your heart beat or rather helps you maintain a regular heart beat. It is both an alpha and beta blocker and gives the best survival rate following a heart attack. It's used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

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jerry48 25 Oct 2015

there are sustitutes do your home work

Chyk41 25 Oct 2015

There are other beta blocker you can take but they aren't substitutes, Coreg is your first line of medication for CHF. If you have trouble taking Carvedilol and your body can tolerate Coreg you will be switched back to the coreg. People normally have trouble with the binder in the generic. I have been taking it for nearly 5 years and always have trouble with an increase but I'm still taking it.

jerry48 27 Oct 2015

have you heard of Dr, Sinatra he has switch patience from carvedilol to herbs L-Carnitine ,magnesium.CoQ10 and D-Ribose claims it is easier getting on the meds than getting off them

Chyk41 27 Oct 2015

None of those things are proven and all of their studies are done on people without heart conditions. I was sent one of the studies for CoQ10 and when I sent back my info on me of having CHF(stage 3), already having had an Acute MI and a stent. I was told that I couldn't be a part of the study because I had the conditions. So how can they say they work if their studies aren't on those of us who are sick. Then they gave me their disclaimer of not being held responsible for any harm that I may encounter. I have yet to see any disclaimer on any prescription that I take and the company can be held accountable for any harm that it causes. If he truly stands behind what he sales to people why does he need a disclaimer, my cardiologist doesn't give me a disclaimer on the medications he prescribes for me. This is a no brainer, if he truly thinks that what he is doing won't heart patients then if he tells you something he should be held accountable.

21 Jan 2015

I have been told by other heart patience that even though Coreg and Carvedilol are the same drug, only Carvedilol is the cheaper generic, that there is a noticed difference in some people and how it reacts in their body. This is a question better posed to your heart doctor because it really depends on Why it was given to you in the first place. It was for CHF due to an enlarged left ventricle and irregular heartbeat and unstable blood pressure. It is a very serious drug to be on.

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marcopolish 27 Apr 2015

Yes, but there is a side effect profile to be considered, which is partly why the question was asked I'm sure. That needs to be answered: are there alternatives (non-carvedilol substitutes) available?

ccmikeyb 28 Apr 2015

I am currently taking carvedilol 12.5 mg per day twice a day for congestive heart failure`. After being of the drug for a day in preparation for a nuclear stress test, I notice that my pain and difficulty of walking has subsided. I wonder whether that pain in my hams and hips are caused by the drug?

jerry48 25 Oct 2015

I also have been on carvedilol for a month have similar complaints sore joints ,hips ,upper thighs tired all the time plan on returning to the herbs

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