Delivery Time: ~7 days
Delivery Time: ~7 days
What is Coreg?
Coreg is a drug often used to treat various heart problems as well as hypertension. It can be classified as a ?-blocker, which means that it functions by stimulating ?-receptors in the body. These receptors are widespread in the body’s tissues, muscles and organs, so ?-blockers have a very big influence in regulating blood pressure as well as the heart’s function. Coreg’s mechanism of use is connected with relaxing blood vessels, decreasing heart rate and resistance. In this way, it takes the body out of a state known to cause great harm in the long run.
What are the indications for using Coreg?
Medical experts have specified that Coreg should be used for:
- Congestive heart failure. This is a severe condition, characterized by the heart’s inability to adequately pump blood throughout the body. Signs of congestive heart failure may be swelling of limbs, general weakness and shortness of breath.
- Left Ventricular Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction. Coreg allows reducing the mortality of patients who survived myocardial infarction, which led to the reduction of ejection fraction of left ventricle to 40%.
- High blood pressure. Coreg can be used to manage essential hypertension. It can either be used alone or by combining it with other antihypertensive agents (for example thiazide-type diuretics).
Coreg tablets come in many different varieties, with the standard increments being 3, 6, 12.5 and 25 mg. The starting dose for most heart conditions is 3 mg taken twice a day, but this dose can be bumped up by a physician if treatment is not moving along swiftly or effectively enough. Coreg tablets should be stored in a dry place, and administered orally, ideally with food. This improves the rate of absorption and negates some orthostatic effects.
What are the contraindications for using Coreg?
Taking Coreg is prohibited to anyone allergic to it, while patients suffering from hepatic impairment, severe bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome and cardiogenic shock should consult their physician before taking the drug, as these medical conditions may become a risk factor. Furthermore, there are several drugs known to interact with Coreg, such as CYP2D6 inhibitors, cyclosporine, and insulin, which should not be combined.
What are the adverse effects of Coreg?
Adverse effects of Coreg can affect a number of different systems, including cardiovascular system (bradycardia, hypotension, syncope), gastrointestinal tract (diarrhea, nausea), central nervous system (dizziness), metabolic changes (hyperglycemia, weight gain), vision (blurred vision). Less than 3% of the patients also reported having various allergic symptoms.