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Carvedilol Vs. Amlodipine

I have recently been prescribed Amlodipine-Benaz 5/10 MG capsules for treatment of hypertension.  However, my resting pulse rate has consistently been in the 90's and increasing into the 100's at time, so I have been prescribed Carvedilol to help control the heart rate.  My question is, doesn't Carvedilol control hypertension as well...Why should I be taking carvedilol in addition to amliodipine?  Thanks
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I'll be interested in input on this question.  I've taken Amlodipine for many years and always had a similar heart rate (fast but not out of control).  Last April a cardiologist added a beta blocker to help control an intermittent irregular rhythm.  It's worked for the arrhythemia but of course has also dropped my heart rate and blood pressure.

I don't like to be on any more meds than really necessary.  Since they don't know what caused the arrhythemia or exactly even agree on what caused it, the cardiologist has agreed to a trial off the beta blocker after six months.

Although I would love to get off the beta blocker, I've considered if it might be better to remove the amlodipine instead.  Like crashmeister, I'm wondering why take the original drug that seemed to raise my HR without lowering my BP as well as the beta blocker.
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I meant to say they don't know what caused the arrhythmia or agree on exactly which one it is.
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