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Carvedelol and its side effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Yes I am a 38 ye old female who was on XXXXXXXX for 6 months after a heart event( doctor wont call it attack cause hearts normal and no blockages I basically overdosed on a pain killer accidentally ) I was taken off XXXXXXXX 10 days ago and now my blood pressure reads 148 over 50 will it get better? I exercise and eat vegetarian.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hi did you get my question
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Can you help me by providing the generic name of XXXXXXXX ?
User :   Yes carvedilol it lowers blood pressure
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   are you a hypertensive ?
User :   I meant coreg
Doctor :   ok, thats right
Doctor :   i never heard of AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Do you have high BP ?
Doctor :   May i know what heart incident made doc to put you on Carvedelol ?
User :   No not before all this. I'm slightly over wieght but work out 1 to 2 He's daily. The fat monitor said I needed to loose 17 lbs. My fat # is 25.5. And heart ejection was 55%
Doctor :   Ejection fraction is pretty fine
Doctor :   55%is good
User :   I mistakenly took twice the amount of methadone I was supposed to. I was on a really high dose and taking the extra plus stress was too much. Doctor called it stress induced heart event
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   the carvedelol is used in CHF
Doctor :   congestive heart failure
User :   Mu BP was always low before this like 90 over 50 port something
Doctor :   very rarely used in other pathologies of the heart
Doctor :   carvedelol is known to rise the BP
User :   So cause I don't hoffcHF he took me off?
Doctor :   and that effects lasts for more than 2 weeks
User :   Ohhh so it should go down?
Doctor :   ok,thats fine, withdrawing carvedelol
Doctor :   will not have any serious sideeffects
User :   How can I help my body deal?
Doctor :   but the BP will be in upper limit for 2 to 3 weeks and it resolves by itself
Doctor :   good sweating exrecises will maintain the Bp
Doctor :   lessen the salt and water intake for few days
Doctor :   which will help
User :   thank you. I never want to have that heart stuff happen again. I even halfed my methadone!less water as well?
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   its a expected sideeffects of carvedelol
Doctor :   will surely wean off by itself
Doctor :   is there anything i can help yoyu with ?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting . kindly provide the feedback
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