Heart Disease Community
Weaning off Coreg
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Weaning off Coreg

Does anyone know of the schedule to wean of of Coreg and restart Tenormin?  I am on Coreg 50mg twice a day. How long before I start taking the Tenormin again?

Thanks
Tony
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
63984_tn?1385441539
You are taking a huge dosage of Coreg, and certainly I would follow your doctor's orders and only his orders.  
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks,   I mis-spoke in that I am take 25mg of the Coreg twice a day!  He has me dropping to 12.5 of the Coreg and 50mg of the Tenormin twice a day for 4 days and then 6.25 Coreg and 50 Tenormin twice a day for 4 days, and then only the Tenormin 50 to 75 twice a day depending on BP numbers.
Any one have any knowledge or thoughts about this?

BTW  I trust my Cardiologist but am nervous anytime I have to change meds!

Thanks,
Tony
Blank
592969_tn?1248329005
Are you switching meds due to low blood pressure?  Be careful making this switch.  Coreg blocks more receptors.  Tenormin does not stay at constant levels throughout the day.  Tenormin peaks and then drops.  After being on our Tenormin, you may feel terrific and full of energy, but after 2 weeks the opposite can happen.  My mom went into heart failure and her left ventricle starting giving out after switching from Toprol XL to Tenormin (actually Atentol, Tenormin's generic).  The switch may have caused this or maybe it would have happened anyways.  What I do know is that she was full of energy and wanted to go bike riding and she was feeling terrific and then her left ventricle started shutting down and she did not survive after surgery.  Coreg and Tenormin are quite a change, so be careful and follow your doctors orders. If you experience extreme energy, hyperactivity, swollen legs seek medical attention.  
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1806721_tn?1388096157
Blank
Pregnancy journal (week 10)
8 hrs ago by Annie_777
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Dietary Fat Increases...
Nov 27
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Dietary Fat Increases...
Nov 27
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
329165_tn?1412685860
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL