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Anyone Take Carvedilol?

I've been prescribed a new medication, carvedilol. I believe it nearly rhymes with armadillo! It is a combination high-blood pressure, beta-blocker or heart medication. Officially for heart failure, but used (hopefully) to assure one does not find him- or her-self there.

Do you find it expensive (talking generic)? How much?

Is it a problem in any way for you?

Does it seem to do the trick?

I'm coming off atenolol beta-blocker. Apparently cardiologists think 142/80 is high blood pressure! I'm shocked, really. I had one friend who amazingly enough lived through a blood pressure spike that went through the roof: 305 was the upper number. It took 2 needles to bring it back to earth. He didn't die, however, for more than 20 years, in his 90s!

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MegL wrote on September 17, 2016, 6:36 PM

I cannot comment on the medication but yes, doctors consider anything over 140/80 as high blood pressure, as far as I understand. I have never heard of such a high blood pressure as the one your friend suffered!

Kasman wrote on September 18, 2016, 9:52 AM

I have no knowledge of carvedilol but I am surprised that you have to buy it - is this normal? My wife once had a spike in her bp. Her lower figure was in the mid-200s! Fortunately, she suffered no harm.

VinceSummers wrote on September 18, 2016, 12:32 PM

I'm with you. In fact, I had assumed 142/80 was pretty decent!

VinceSummers wrote on May 17, 2017, 7:37 AM

Due to undesirable results in my case, I was hastily put back on atenolol, which accomplishes the desired task.