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  • advice please!

    Does anyone know if Coreg is used as a beta-blocker? Out of all the posts I have read I haven't seen that mentioned at all. Thank you
    Debbie

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    Re: advice please!

    Coreg IS a beta-blocker (carvedilol), I think it is a newer one, so probably not in a lot of HMO formularies (I haven't seen it in CIGNA or AETNA lately).

    You can read prescribing info at www.coreg.com or www.intellihealth.com's drug resource guide.

    There are about a dozen beta-blockers all told, and while they all differ in small ways, they all have the same basic side effects, precautions, and considerations.

    take care,

    s

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      Re: advice please!

      Coreg is not normally used in HCM. You may want to discuss your husbands diagnosis and review the echo with your doctors.

      Lisa
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