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Is there any other medicine I can take rather than carvedilol?

Hi, I would like to ask about the side effects of carvedilol that I'm taking. Every day after taking the medicine, I will feel terrible dizziness and fatigue. I can’t take it anymore. Is there any other medicine that I can take without these side effects? My heart is 50% damaged due to a heart attack.

submitted by Azlinah from Singapore on 10/17/2012

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD    George Younis, MD

Carvedilol is a beta-blocker. There are many medicines available to help after a heart attack, and many can cause dizziness by lowering the blood pressure too much or by affecting other mechanisms.  It would be reasonable to try another and I would encourage you to discuss further options with the physician who knows your case.       

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