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Bisoprolol - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Bisoprolol: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What is Bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol comes under the category of beta-blocker receptors. Bisoprolol helps to treat high blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels and normalizing the heart rate. For this reason, it is known as an antihypertensive drug. It helps treat heart attacks and chest pain, also known as angina, caused due to a sufficient amount of blood that cannot flow to the heart. Additionally, Bisoprolol lowers blood pressure and helps prevent future strokes, heart disease, heart attacks, and kidney problems. 

Generic name: Bisoprolol.

Brand name: Cardicor, Congescor, Monocor, Zebeta.

Dosage: Oral tablets (5 mg, 10 mg).

What are the uses of Bisoprolol?

  • Bisoprolol is used to treat high blood pressure by slowing down the heart rate.
  • It helps prevent heart disease, heart failure, and strokes.
  • It helps prevent chest pain caused by angina.
  • It treats irregular heartbeat and atrial fibrillation.
  • Bisoprolol is used for kidney problems.
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What are the side effects and precautions of Bisoprolol?

Common side effects of Bisoprolol are as follows:

  • Anxiety.
  • Weakness and tiredness.
  • Nausea and diarrhea.
  • Headache.
  • Swelling and cramping to various parts of the body.
  • Cold symptoms.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Stomach pain and constipation.
  • Loss of interest in sex.
  • Skin allergies.
  • Weight gain

If you experience any of the following severe side effects, consult your doctor immediately. 

Serious side effects of Bisoprolol are as follows:

  • Irregular heart rate and slowing down of pulse.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Blurred vision and pain in the eye.
  • Chest pain.
  • Tremors.
  • Sweating.
  • Vomiting.
  • Confusion.
  • Depression.
  • Blue fingers or toes.

Precautions: 

  • If you are allergic to any medication or Bisoprolol, then tell your doctor before taking the drug.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to have a baby, then tell your doctor.
  • If you are going for dental surgery, tell your doctor that you are taking Bisoprolol.
  • Consult your doctor, if you have liver, kidney problems, diabetes, slow heart rate, any family history of heart diseases.
  • If you have asthma problems and are on bronchodilators, tell your doctor.

Talk to your physician or our team of medical experts at Yashoda Hospitals for expert medical advice before taking this drug.

S.no Product Name Dosage Form
1. Concor Bisoprolol 2.5mg/5mg/10mg Tablet
2. Concor Cor Bisoprolol Fumarate 1.25mg Tablet
3. Zabesta Bisoprolol 2.5mg/5mg Tablet
4. Corbis Bisoprolol 2.5mg/5mg Tablet

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Bisoprolol

1. Can I take viagra with Bisoprolol Fumarate?

A person on the Bisoprolol may experience erectile dysfunction as a severe side effect. Bisoprolol fumarate increases the effect of viagra in your body by decreasing its hepatic elimination. Inform your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction after consuming the medication. They may prescribe a low viagra dose with Bisoprolol fumarate.

2. Is Bisoprolol a Statin?

No. Bisoprolol belongs to a class of beta-blockers that help reduce blood pressure and slow down the heart rate. By lowering high blood pressure, it prevents strokes and heart attacks. Statin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drug. Statin is in the class of lipid-lowering drugs that decrease the mortality rate in patients with a high risk of cardiac problems. Statin helps lower cholesterol in your body.

3. Can I take Viagra with Bisoprolol?

A patient prescribed Bisoprolol may experience erectile dysfunction as a side effect. Due to this some patients start taking viagra along with Bisoprolol. Bisoprolol may release the testosterone from Leydig cells. It increases viagra effects in your body by decreasing its hepatic elimination. Take precautions and take a low viagra dose while on Bisoprolol. Consult a medical advisor, they may increase the dosage of viagra depending on its effect.

4. How long can you stay on Bisoprolol?

If you are a hypertensive patient, taking Bisoprolol once a day with or without food lowers the blood pressure and decreases the heart rate. In some patients, its effects show within 24 hours. The impact of the drug lasts for 24 hours in a single dose. Blood pressure comes to baseline after two weeks of tapering off the Bisoprolol dose. Continue as long as prescribed and seek clarification and advice if experiencing side effects that are bothersome.

5. Does Bisoprolol cause dry mouth?

Consult your doctor if you are experiencing a dry mouth and thirst. It is a sign of dehydration and mineral imbalance. If you have high blood pressure issues, taking Bisoprolol lowers blood pressure and slows down the heart rate.

6. Does Bisoprolol lower blood pressure?

Bisoprolol helps treat hypertension. It lowers high blood pressure and reduces the blood pressure in both the resting and moving stages. It takes effect within two hours of consuming the drug. Bisoprolol lowers the blood pressure and shows full effect between 2 and 6 weeks.

7. Is Bisoprolol a blood thinner?

No, bisoprolol is not a blood thinner. Blood thinners prevent or reduce the coagulation of blood, and prolong clotting time. Bisoprolol lowers blood pressure, it is used to reduce high blood pressure. Bisoprolol may be taken alone or prescribed with other antihypertensive drugs. Bisoprolol chiefly works on the heart, but other beta-blockers work on the heart and other parts of the body.

8. Can Bisoprolol cause blurred vision?

Yes, Bisoprolol can cause serious eye problems such as pain in the eye, blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or vision change during or after the treatment. If left untreated, it may cause crucial eye problems or loss of eyesight. Consult with your doctor immediately if you experience side effects affecting your vision.

9. What are the long-term side effects of Bisoprolol?

Taking Bisoprolol for a long time can affect arteries and the heart, which may not function properly. This may damage the vessels of the heart, kidney, and brain, which results in a brain stroke, heart, and kidney failure. Consult your doctor before you continue to take the drug for the long term.

10. Can Bisoprolol make you gain weight?

Yes, weight gain is one of the side effects of some beta-blocker drugs. When you start taking the medication, weight gain occurs initially and stops after a few months.

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