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My cardologist said he cannot approve me for driving on the

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My cardologist said he cannot approve me for driving on the Iowa Driving License Medical Report because I am taking carvedilol (6.25mg ½ 2 × daily). He said taking this medicine could cause low blood pressure, dizziness and blacking out. I have seen another source (Rxlist.com) that says the above symptoms are mostly to occur within 1 hour after taking your dose. It also says do not drive … that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.Question: Can patient drive safely if taken after what time passes? I check my machine that checks my blood pressure and heart rate and it is consistently 114/65. Could I go from alert to blacking out in such a short time that I could not park the car first? If you were filling out such a form would you say taking this medicine disqualify me from driving?

Dr.Tiwari :

Hello,

Dr.Tiwari :

It looks that you are already taking carvdilol.Are you already facing symptoms of dizziness or loss of consciousness with it?

As a general rule, this medication is not considered to be a disqualification for driving. HOWEVER, if your particular medical condition is leading you to have medical problems including drops in blood pressure that would be a problem.
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