The man who saw things on carvedilol

Salisu A. Aikoye, Mohammad Jafferany, Vanessa Osuagwu, Dianne L. Plath

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The newer generation non selective vasodilating beta adrenergic blocking agent Carvedilol, also has an alpha 1 adrenoceptor antagonistic effect and is widely used in treating various cardiovascular diseases. It is a selective alpha and non-selective beta blocker. It’s side effects are vast and not limited to any particular organ system, the neuropsychiatric adverse effects include; somnolence, nervousness, sleep disorder, aggravated depression, vivid dreams, delirium, psychosis, impaired concentration, abnormal thinking, paroniria, and emotional lability. Hallucinations are rarely reported and as far as we know the only reported couple of cases were on metoprolol and propranolol, none has been reported with Carvedilol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-30
Number of pages2
JournalTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2019


  • Beta blockers
  • Carvedilol
  • Hallucinations
  • Visual hallucinations


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