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I'm starting carvedilol. What are your experiences?
We have a number of Members who have discussed taking this med. Here are some of the Discussion groups where you can read about their experiences,
– Carvedilol: experiencing extreme weakness and diarrhea https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/carvedilol/
– wean off Carvedilol https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/wean-off-carveilol/
– Stopping Carvedilol (Coreg): When will the effects wear off? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hi-everyone-i-am-glad-to-be-a-part-of-this-community/
I would also like to invite some Members who have discussed this drug like @fireguy8891 and @predictable.
If you are comfortable doing so, would you like to share more of your history with heart problems? For example, what symptoms do you have, have you taken other meds besides carvedilol?
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Hi @jfperrone, I hope my experience might be helpful to you. Carvedilol (Coreg) is a beta blocker, similar to Metoprolol. I have been taking Carvedilol for a few years as part of my therapy for hypertension and atrial fibrillation. My dosage is 25mg in the morning and the same in the evening, so your dosage is a smart introductory amount. It might turn out to be increased if your doctor gets concerned about arrhythmia, tachycardia, or high blood pressure. Some people encounter side effects that are uncomfortable for them; it seems to me that happens more often when the patient drops the dosage sharply in hope of escaping side effects or simply misses doses that are much larger than yours. The rule should be: Don't drop the medication, only phase it down at a rate approved by your doctor. I'll be interested to hear more about your concerns and your aspirations for getting things back to normal. Martin
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