Posted By CCF CARDIO MD - MTR on March 02, 1999 at 10:39:19:
In Reply to: COREG SIDE EFFECTS-FATIGUE posted by REX DALE SMITH on February 28, 1999 at 13:01:56:
I HAD TO STOP TAKING COREG BECAUSE OF THE SIDE EFFECT OF FATIGUE
THAT WAS CONSTANTLY PRESENT. DURING THE INITIAL PHASING IN OF
COREG I HAD SEVERE PROFOUND FATIGUE. THE SEVERITY FINALLY DECREASED
BUT NEVER TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL.
THE INFORMATION ON THE DRUG LISTS FATIGUE AND TIRENESS AS SIDE
EFFECTS BUT SUGGESTS THAT IT IS NOT SIGNIFICANT.
IS THERE INFORMATION ON THIS SIDE EFFECT OR OTHERS THAT HAVE HAD
TO STOP TAKING COREG BECAUSE OF THE SIDE EFFECTS OUT WEIGHTING
REX DALE SMITH
Dear Rex, thank you for your question. If you were so fatigued when taking Coreg, then you obviously could not continue with the medication. However, the other medications that you may already be taking (ACE inhibitor, diuretic, digoxin) work well for the treatment of heart failure. I can't find any incidence rates of this side effect of Coreg, but as you can see by the responses to your question, others have experienced the same problem.
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