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Side effects of Carvedilol; also is there natural alternative

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Side effects of Carvedilol; also is there natural alternative to Carvedilol and Simvastatin?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hello

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

There are no natural alternative for carvedilol.

Mysticdoc :

Carvedilol is a combined alpha and beta blocker.

Mysticdoc :

The side effects are dizziness, fatigue, low blood pressure, low heart rate, weight gain.

Mysticdoc :

Simvastatin can cause muscle problem, liver problem, drowsiness, stomach problems

Mysticdoc :

You can control your cholesterol by following low fat high fiber diet.

Mysticdoc :

But statins are required if your cholesterol remains high even after modifying your diet and exercise

Customer:

Is it best to take Carvedilol in the early morning at 6:30 and 6:00pm?

Mysticdoc :

yes it is better to take in the early morning and before bedtime

Customer:

Should I take Carvedilol 12 hours apart or longer time period?

Mysticdoc :

12 hours apart is preferred.

Customer:

Should I take Carvedilol 12 hours a part or some time longer period?

Mysticdoc :

hence you can take the second dose in the evening

Customer:

I take Simvastatin in the early morning about 2 hours before Carvedilol, is this acceptable?

Mysticdoc :

you should take simvastatin in the evening

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