Rated Carlatrend for Cardiomyopathy Report
My ef was 25% after 2 years my ef was 50%. I did exercise water aerobics, treadmill 5x per wk for 30 min. The medication was a key factor along with COQ10,lcarnitine and flaxseed oil. After 1 year with only Carlatrend, my ef was 35%. I did feel a lot better . After the second year, with exercise and supplements, I really felt my best.
What Other Drugs Interact with Carlatrend?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication for diabetes, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Carlatrend include:
Carlatrend has serious interactions with at least 34 different drugs.
Carlatrend has moderate interactions with at least 240 different drugs.
Carlatrend has mild interactions with at least 34 different drugs.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.
Q: Could my Carlatrend be causing the intense ringing in my ears?
A: According to the drug manufacturer, tinnitus (ringing in the ear) has a very low incidence. They report the side effect occurring in patients between 0.1 - 1% of the time. Those percentages translate to ringing in the ears happening between 1 out of every 100 patients to 1 out of every 1000 patients. If you believe your tinnitus is related to your medication, consult your prescriber. They may consider changing your therapy; temporarily stopping it to see if your symptoms resolve; or working on finding an alternative cause. Jeff O'Connell, PharmD, RPh
Before taking Carlatrend,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you have are allergic to Carlatrend, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Carlatrend tablets and extended- release capsules. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, herbal products, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: cimetidine; clonidine (Catapres, Kapvay, in Clorpres), cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); digoxin ( Lanoxin); diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Taztia, Tiazac); epinephrine (Epipen); fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Selfemra, in Symbyax); insulin; oral medications for diabetes; monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), and selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar); paroxetine (Brisdelle, Paxil); propafenone (Rythmol); quinidine; reserpine; rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifater, in Rifamate); and verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS, Verelan, in Tarka). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had asthma or other breathing problems, a slow or irregular heartbeat, or liver disease. Your doctor may tell you not to take Carlatrend.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had problems with blood flow in your feet or legs, diabetes or any other condition that causes you to have low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism (condition in which there is too much thyroid hormone in the body), low blood pressure, Prinzmetal's angina (chest pain that comes at rest with no obvious cause), or pheochromocytoma (a tumor that develops on a gland near the kidneys and may cause high blood pressure and fast heartbeat). Also tell your doctor if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction to a food or any other substance.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Carlatrend, call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking Carlatrend.
- you should know that this medication may make you feel tired, dizzy, or lightheaded, especially when you start taking Carlatrend and when your dose is increased. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Be especially careful during the first hour after you take the medication.
- do not drink any alcoholic drinks or take any prescription or nonprescription medications that contain alcohol for 2 hours before and 2 hours after you take Carlatrend extended-release capsules. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not know if a medication that you plan to take contains alcohol.
- you should know that Carlatrend may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting, especially when you get up too quickly from a lying position. This is more common when you first start taking Carlatrend. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
- if you wear contact lenses, your eyes may become dry during your treatment with Carlatrend. Tell your doctor if this becomes bothersome.
See also Warning and Precautions sections.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, diarrhea, impotence, or tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. The risk of dizziness is highest within 1 hour after you take your dose. Taking this medication with food and starting treatment with a low dose and slowly increasing your dose as directed by your doctor help to reduce the risk of dizziness.
This drug may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, unusual weakness, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), numbness/tingling of the hands/feet, blue fingers/toes, easy bruising/bleeding, mental/mood changes (such as confusion, depression), seizures.
Although this medication may be used to treat heart failure, some people may rarely develop new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, especially at the start of Carlatrend treatment. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these serious side effects: shortness of breath, swelling ankles/feet, unusual tiredness, unusual/sudden weight gain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
How should this medicine be used?
Carlatrend comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken twice a day with food. The extended-release capsule is usually taken once a day in the morning with food. Try to take Carlatrend at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Carlatrend exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the extended-release capsules whole. Do not chew or crush the capsules, and do not divide the beads inside a capsule into more than one dose. If you are unable to swallow the capsules, you may carefully open a capsule and sprinkle all of the beads it contains over a spoonful of cool or room temperature applesauce. Swallow the entire mixture immediately without chewing.
Your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of Carlatrend and gradually increase your dose to allow your body to adjust to the medication. Talk to your doctor about how you feel and about any symptoms you experience during this time.
Carlatrend may help to control your condition but will not cure it. Continue taking Carlatrend even if you feel well. Do not stop taking Carlatrend without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking Carlatrend, you may experience serious heart problems such as severe chest pain, a heart attack, or an irregular heartbeat. Your doctor will probably want to decrease your dose gradually over 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will watch you carefully and will probably tell you to avoid physical activity during this time.
Rated Carlatrend for Heart Failure Report
Coreg has helped my heart function over the last 3 years since open heart surgery. I had an artificial aortic valve replacement, aortic graft and mitrial valve repair. This was emergency surgery performed the day I found out I had Marfans Syndrome at age 20. At first Coreg has terrible side effects. I am on 25mg twice a day. This is a high dose. I had terrible lightheadedness. Get up very slowly. I've wiped out on the stairs and in the hall. Now I know better. It helps with high blood pressure and rapid heart beat very well. I feel my breathing is easier and my heart doesn't race like a horse anymore. Warning to others: Coreg may cause hallucinations. I didn't know this and had several very realistic daydream/hallucinations. I also had months of very vivid nightmares and would wake up still dreaming. This has gone away now but it is good to know that it is normal.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Carlatrend is used to treat heart failure (condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to all parts of the body) and high blood pressure. It also is used to treat people who have had a heart attack. Carlatrend is often used in combination with other medications. Carlatrend is in a class of medications called beta-blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure
High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.
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Treatment with Carlatrend is usually long-term. Continue to take the tablets regularly unless you are told otherwise.
There are several different strengths of tablet. If your tablets look unexpectedly different from before, ask your pharmacist to check them for you.
The most common side-effects are feeling tired and/or dizzy, and headache.
Which drugs or supplements interact with Carlatrend?
Carlatrend can mask early warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as tremors and increased heart rate. (These symptoms are caused by activation of the adrenergic nervous system that are blocked by the Carlatrend.) Therefore, patients with diabetes taking medications that lower blood sugar such as insulin or oral anti-diabetic medications may need to monitor their blood sugar more often.
Carlatrend taken with calcium channel blockers (CCBs) such as diltiazem (Cardizem) or verapamil (Calan) may trigger an irregular heart rhythm or an increase in blood pressure.
Reserpine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (phenelzine or isocarboxazid) and clonidine (Catapres), because they have similar mechanisms of action as Carlatrend, may greatly accentuate the effects of Carlatrend and cause a steep decline in blood pressure and/or heart rate. Close monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate may be needed.
Carlatrend may cause an increase in digoxin (Lanoxin) blood levels. Therefore, in patients receiving digoxin, the digoxin blood level should be monitored if Carlatrend is started, adjusted, or discontinued.
Rifampin (Rifadin) can sharply decrease the Carlatrend blood level. Therefore, in patients taking rifampin, the dose of Carlatrend may need to be increased.
Carlatrend shares a common pathway for elimination by the liver with several other drugs such as quinidine (Quinaglute), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), or propafenone (Rythmol). Use of these drugs may block the elimination of Carlatrend. No studies have been done to confirm these effects on the elimination of Carlatrend; however, Carlatrend blood levels may be increased (along with the risk for Carlatrend's side effects) if patients are taking any of these drugs.
Carlatrend may increase cyclosporin (Sandimmune, Neoral) blood levels. The dose of cyclosporin may need to be adjusted when the two drugs are used together.
Amiodarone (Cordarone) may increase Carlatrend levels in the blood, increasing the effects and potential for toxicity of Carlatrend.
Rated Carlatrend for Hypertension Report
Cardiologist recommended Carlatrend 6.25 mg twice a day to control mildly elevated blood pressure (150/90)-results of echocardiogram were very good, strong heart muscle, valves and ventricles in excellent condition-problem exists in high coronary artery calcium score (250 on Agatson scale) and family history on father's side of triple bypass (1986), stroke (2013), and acute MI (2019). No obvious side effects aside from joint achiness and overall fatigue, but this may be due to other reasons. Lowered my BP to 120/78 generally speaking, depending on time of day and stress level.