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Bisoprolol

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: May 01, 2019

Known to be a cardio-selective B1 adrenergic agent, Bisoprolol blocks the action of a few naturally occurring chemicals in the body, thus helping in the control of health conditions like hypertension and angina. The drug also helps in the prevention of heart failure and myocardial infraction (MI). The drug should only be taken if prescribed and as per the dosage mentioned. It does have certain side effects that a patient should be aware of. These side effects include-

  • headache and pain in the joints
  • sore throat and runny nose
  • sleep problems
  • tiredness

A doctor should be immediately consulted in case you experience aide effects like-

The drug is meant for oral consumption and its dosage may vary from 5 mg to 10 mg and even 20 mg in some cases. Patients should also mention the medication that they are currently taking, before starting a course of Bisoprolol. This is primarily because some medicines, like that of diabetes interfere with the action of Bisoprolol. Patients should also mention if they suffer from any other health issues like kidney or liver problem, slow heartbeat, diabetes, thyroid, asthma or hardened arteries as consumption of the drug may lead to severe complications in such cases. Bisoprolol is not recommended for expecting or breastfeeding mothers too. If a patient is on Bisoprolol he should avoid driving or drive very carefully as the drug can cause confusion and dizzy spells. Fast movement should also be avoided as it can cause dizziness. Alcohol consumption can enhance the effect of the drug, thus it should be avoided as well.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Endocrinologist before using this medicine.

  • Hypertension

    Bisoprolol is used in the treatment of Hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known history of allergy to Bisoprolol or any other medicines belonging to the group Beta Blockers.
  • Cardiogenic Shock

    Bisoprolol is not recommended in the patients suffering from cardiogenic shock.
  • Heart Block Greater Than First Degree

    Bisoprolol is not recommended in the patients having a heart block greater than first degree.
  • Sinus Bradycardia

    Bisoprolol is not recommended in the patients suffering from Bradycardia.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 24 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 to 4 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Bisoprolol, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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  • United States

  • Japan

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Bisoprolol as ingredient

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Bisoprolol blocks beta receptors sites in the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. This results in inhibition of epinephrine resulting in relaxed blood vessels, thus pressure is lowered and blood flow to the heart is improved.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Asthma

    Bisoprolol should not be used in patients suffering from bronchial asthma or any other lung diseases. Inform the doctor if you had any history of lung diseases or family history of lung disease. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Bradyarrhythmia/Av Block

    Bisoprolol or other beta blockers are not recommended in the patients with Sinus Bradyarrhythmia or heart block greater than the first degree. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases or family history of heart diseases. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Glaucoma

    Bisoprolol should be administered with caution in a patients suffering from Glaucoma. It may further lower the pressure in the eye.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking this medicine, especially when you start taking the medicine or a change its dosage. Symptoms like headache, dizziness, change in pulse or heart rate should be reported to the doctor.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Alprazolam

    You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Theophylline

    Simultaneous use of these medicines is not recommended as it increases the effect of theophylline. Symptoms of nausea or vomiting, tremors, restlessness should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.

    Calcium channel blockers

    Use of Bisoprolol with calcium channel blockers like Diltiazem, Verapamil may increase the risk of side effects. Symptoms like fatigue, headache, fainting, an increase in weight and chest pain should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
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