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Coreg vs. Bystolic

Are Coreg and Bystolic the Same Thing?

Coreg (carvedilol) and Bystolic (nebivolol) are beta-blockers used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Coreg is also used to treat heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction after a heart attack.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Coreg?

Common side effects of Coreg include:

Contact your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Coreg including

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bystolic?

Common side effects of Bystolic include:

  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • tiredness,
  • fatigue,
  • slow heartbeat,
  • nausea,
  • stomach pain,
  • diarrhea,
  • sleep problems (insomnia),
  • numbness or a cold feeling in your hands and feet,
  • shortness of breath,
  • rash, or
  • fluid retention in the legs.

What Is Coreg?

Coreg is a prescription medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called "beta-blockers". Coreg is used, often with other medicines, for the following conditions:

  • to treat patients with certain types of heart failure
  • to treat patients who had a heart attack that worsened how well the heart pumps
  • to treat patients with high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Coreg is not approved for use in children under 18 years of age.

What Is Bystolic?

Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta-blocker indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

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What Drugs Interact With Coreg?

Coreg may interact with cimetidine, diabetes medications, heart medicines, MAO inhibitors, and medicine to treat psychiatric disorders.

Coreg may also interact with allergy treatments (or if you are undergoing allergy skin-testing), cyclosporine, fluconazole, rifampin, antidepressants, blood pressure medicines, heart rhythm medications, HIV or AIDS medicines, medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, or narcotics.

What Drugs Interact With Bystolic?

Bystolic may interact with other heart or blood pressure medications.

Bystolic may also interact with cimetidine, clonidine, digitalis, isoniazid, methimazole, reserpine, ropinirole, ticlopidine, other beta-blockers, antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-malaria medications, heart rhythm medicines, HIV or AIDS medicines, and medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

How Should Coreg Be Taken?

It is important for you to take your medicine every day as directed by your doctor. If you stop taking Coreg suddenly, you could have chest pain and/or a heart attack. If your doctor decides that you should stop taking Coreg, your doctor may slowly lower your dose over a period of time before stopping it completely.

  • Take Coreg exactly as prescribed. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets to take and how often. In order to minimize possible side effects, your doctor might begin with a low dose and then slowly increase the dose.
  • Do not stop taking Coreg and do not change the amount of Coreg you take without talking to your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you gain weight or have trouble breathing while taking Coreg.
  • Take Coreg with food.
  • If you miss a dose of Coreg, take your dose as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take your next dose. Take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
  • If you take too much Coreg, call your doctor or poison control center right away.

How Should Bystolic Be Taken?

The dose of Bystolic is individualized to the needs of the patient. For most patients, the recommended starting dose of Bystolic is 5 mg once daily, with or without food, as monotherapy or in combination with other agents.

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References

GSK. Coreg Product Information.
https://www.gsksource.com
Allergan. Bystolic Product Information.
https://www.bystolic.com

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