Hello marching on,
Coreg is primarily a heart failure and post MI treatment. It is true that it will treat high blood pressure. If you had a strong family history of cardiomyopathy, I think coreg is a great medication. I usually start my patients on hydrochlorithiazide (a diuretic) and as a second agent I use a once a day ace inhibitor like lisinopril. The data supports using diuretics over beta blockers and hydrocholrithaizide costs about $12 per month compared to coreg (very expensive). However, by no means is coreg the wrong choice. It will work. It is just an expensive choice.
I will treat the high blood pressure. As long as you take it, your blood pressure will be better controlled. If you stop it, you blood pressure will increase again.
I hope this helps!
If you do end up taking it - start it on a day you DON'T have to work, in case you get the fatigue I got that made me into a zombie.
Also, beta blockers can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes so make sure get your blood sugar checked every year (you should be doing that anyway - everyone should)
Hi, maybe you aren't aware of this, but the forum has requested that we not post more than 2 questions every six months. This gives opportunities to everyone else out there. It is a good idea to write down when you post as it is so easy to forget the last time. Thanks in advance for being fair to all.
Yes I agree with with mmfd not to sound like the posting police but you need to give others a chance. By my count you have posted at least 4 times as of recent history