Coreg is a medicational treatment that’s used for the purpose of treating people who suffer from high blood pressure and or heart failure. Each of these can come with any number of increased health risks that can lead to serious problems. Increased chances of a stroke are one of them along with heart attacks and kidney failure. By lowering your blood pressure and helping you with heart failure problems, the chances of these serious related health problems can be lowered.
Coreg can also be used right after a person has had a heart attack in order to increase the chances that they’ll survive. This is usually needed when a persons heart isn’t pumping blood good enough. Lowering blood pressure helps people to have an easier time getting around, gives them more energy, makes them feel more relaxed, etc. It helps with tension problems and as a result can even help to reduce anxiety and other forms of stress.
The way Coreg works is by blocking out the specific action of certain natural chemicals inside the body, like epinephrine, on the heart and the blood vessels. As a result it can lower the heart rate, blood pressure, and the strain on a persons heart. Coreg is a part of a class of medications known as alpha and beta blockers and they work quite well when used the right way.
There are some other uses for Coreg, such as the ability to treat people who suffer from an irregular heartbeat. An irregular heart beat can make it tough for a person to take part in any sort of physical activity. This is a condition known as atrial fibrillation. Any other uses a doctor will decide.
If a person has to use this medicational treatment in order to treat their condition, then what are some of the common side effects they face as a result?
Tiredness may occur
These side effects are common, because these are the ones that get reported the most. It doesn’t mean you’ll experience any one of them for sure. If you do experience them, then chances are it’s only because your body needs some time to get accustomed to using the medication. Once this happens, then the frequency of these side effects and the severity should go down. If this doesn’t happen or the side effects become worse, then you’ll need to make sure you speak to a doctor right away or get in touch with a pharmacist for assistance.
You can lower the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness by making sure when you get up from a sitting position or a lying position you do it slowly.
What are some of the more serious side effects a person might face as a result of using Coreg?
Can cause reduced blood flow to the hands and feet, which will cause them to feel cold
Very slow heartbeat
Change in the amount of urine
Numbness/tingling of the hands/feet
Mental/mood changes (such as confusion, depression)
Serious allergic reactions
In some cases even though this treatment is supposed to treat heart failure, it can lead to new or worsening symptoms of heart failure. This is even more so the case at the beginning of this treatment. Let a doctor know right away if you experience any of the following side effects:
Swelling of the hands/ankles/feet
Shortness of breath
Unexplained/sudden weight gain
Coreg is effective as a means of blood pressure and heart failure treatment, but you must make sure you’re right for it.