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Bisokem 5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Bisokem 5 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Bisokem 5 mg Tablet

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₹5.45/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Bisokem Tablet

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Uses of Bisokem Tablet

Bisokem 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pain (Angina) and heart failure.
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Bisokem Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Bisokem are Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities.

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How to use Bisokem Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bisokem 5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Bisokem Tablet works

Bisokem 5 mg Tablet is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

In Depth Information on Bisokem Tablet

Expert advice for Bisokem Tablet

  • Bisokem 5 mg Tablet lowers your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body.
  • Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes and heart attacks.
  • It may also be used to reduce the number and severity of angina attacks (chest pain caused by heart disease).
  • It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
  • It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic . Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
  • Side effects like headache, cold hands or feet, constipation or diarrhea can be experienced with its use. These are usually mild, short-lived and may not be with everyone. 
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Do not stop taking Bisokem 5 mg Tablet suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Bisokem Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Bisokem Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Bisoprolol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Bisokem 5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Bisokem 5 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Bisokem 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Bisokem 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Bisokem 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Bisokem 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Bisokem 5 mg Tablet is started at a lower dose in these patients and further increased slowly with careful monitoring.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Bisokem Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Bisoprolol

Yes, Bisokem is a highly selective blocker of beta1 adrenergic receptors mainly found in the heart.
Bisokem is a highly selective beta1-blocker. Beta1 receptors are mainly found in heart making Bisokem a relatively cardioselective beta-blocker. It has very less affinity towards beta 2 receptors.
Bisokem is not known to be an addictive drug.
No, Bisokem is not a blood thinner. It is a beta blocker which can lower the blood pressure, abnormally fast heartbeat and reduces strain on the heart following a heart attack.
No, Bisokem is not a statin. Statins are a different group of medicines which are used to lower the lipid levels.
Bisokem is generally a safe medicine. However, it has its own side effects. It should only be used under a physician's guidance for the appropriate indication.
No, Bisokem is not a steroid. It is a beta-blocker.
No, Bisokem is not a nitrate. It is a highly selective beta1-blocker and mainly acts on the heart whereas nitrates are substances which cause the dilatation of the blood vessels.
Bisokem is equally lipophilic and hydrophilic. That means it is equally soluble in water as well as organic solvents.
No, Bisokem is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. If you have such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with amlodipine?
Bisokem, when used with amlodipine, may cause heart-related side effects. If taken together, it should only be done under medical supervision.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with tadalafil?
When taken together, tadalafil has the potential to increase the blood-pressure-lowering effect of Bisokem. Kindly consult your doctor before taking these medications together.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with ramipril?
No interactions have been reported between Bisokem and ramipril. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as this should only be done under medical supervision.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with amitriptyline?
Amitriptyline, when used along with Bisokem, may lower the blood pressure. If you need to use both the drugs together, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with paracetamol?
Paracetamol is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with Bisokem. However, interactions may exist as paracetamol belongs to the class of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and these can reduce the blood pressure lowering action of Bisokem. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood-pressure-lowering effect of Bisokem especially when taken in large doses for a prolonged period. Consult your doctor for taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Bisokem with aspirin?
Aspirin especially when used in high doses with Bisokem, may reduce the blood-pressure-lowering effect of the latter drug. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; pain killers) may reduce the blood lowering action of Bisokem. Please consult your doctor while taking the two medicines together.
Bisokem use has not been commonly associated with insomnia (difficulty to sleep). If you have difficulty in sleeping while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Increased sweating has not been commonly seen as a side effect of Bisokem therapy. However, it may not warrant discontinuation of therapy. Consult your doctor if you have excessive sweating while taking the drug.
Bisokem may cause muscle weakness and cramps (pain) in some patients. Consult your doctor if you experience muscle pain or weakness.
Bisokem is not seen to be associated with weight gain. However, it does not mean that weight gain may never occur. If you have any sudden changes in weight, consult your doctor.
Bisokem may cause constipation in a few patients. If you experience constipation which is affecting your normal life while taking Bisokem, please consult your doctor.
Bisokem has been associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom.
Though not very common, Bisokem may cause breathlessness especially if taken by patients with a history of bronchial asthma. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms.
Studies have shown that Bisokem can cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels. It can also hide the symptoms of low blood sugar levels. Please talk to your doctor in case you are asked to take Bisokem and you have diabetes mellitus.
No, Bisokem is not a diuretic, it's a beta blocker which selectively blocks the beta receptors found in the heart and certain cells in the kidney.
Bisokem therapy has been associated with tiredness and fatigue. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Bisokem.
Bisokem is not known to cause fluid retention (swelling). If you suspect any such change while taking the medicine, please consult your doctor.
Bisokem may cause depression (feeling low) in some patients. If you have any symptoms of depression while taking Bisokem, please consult your doctor.
Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with Bisokem especially when you are starting the therapy. Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness as it may affect your ability to drive or work with a machinery.
Bisokem may cause a headache, it is a very commonly reported side effect particularly during the initiation of therapy. Consult your doctor if you have repeated episodes of headache while taking the drug.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Bisokem with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Bisokem with Chlorpropamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpropamide: Diabinese
Bisokem with Miglitol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Miglitol: Glock, Glybloc, Mignar, Misobit, Euglitol, Miglit
Bisokem with Tolbutamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tolbutamide: Rastinon
Bisokem with Doxazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Doxazosin: Duracard, Doxacard
Bisokem with Terazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Terazosin: Terapress, Vicard T, Hytrin, Teradip, Olyster, Terakare, Teralfa, Zytrin
Bisokem with Alfuzosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Alfuzosin: Efzu, Alfutrol, Zyalfa, Alfusin, Alfoo, Xelflo, Velfu, Flotral, Fual, Emzosin, Alfman
Bisokem with Prazosin
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Prazosin: Biozocin, Renopress, Minipress, Prazopill, Pracept, Resplend, Prazolin, Prazopress, Prazocip
Bisokem with Phenoxybenzamine
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Phenoxybenzamine: Zaxyben, Fenoxene
Bisokem with Naftopidil
MODERATE
Medicines with composition Naftopidil: Nafodil, Naftomax
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