Information about Bisoprolol
How bisoprolol works
Bisoprolol 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.
Common side effects of bisoprolol
Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities
Available Medicine for Bisoprolol
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Expert advice for Bisoprolol
- Bisoprolol helps reduce blood pressure and lower heart rate.
- Do not miss doses. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible up to 8 hrs before next dose. Don’t double the dose.
- Stopping Bisoprolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- You may feel dizzy during the initial few days. You may also have fatigue and headaches. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
- Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic. If you take insulin or other anti-diabetic medications, you may have to check your blood sugar level more closely.
- Know how to check pulse daily and blood pressure (BP) twice a week, and teach your family as well.
- Notify your doctor if slow pulse, troubled breathing, wheezing, cold hands and feet, dizziness, light-headedness, confusion, depression.
Frequently asked questions for Bisoprolol
Q. Is Bisoprolol a selective beta-blocker?
Yes, Bisoprolol is a highly selective blocker of beta1 adrenergic receptors mainly found in the heart.
Q. Is Bisoprolol cardioselective?
Bisoprolol is a highly selective beta1-blocker. Beta1 receptors are mainly found in heart making Bisoprolol a relatively cardioselective beta-blocker. It has very less affinity towards beta 2 receptors.
Q. Is Bisoprolol addictive?
Bisoprolol is not known to be an addictive drug.
Q. Is Bisoprolol a blood thinner?
No, Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Is Bisoprolol a statin?
No, Bisoprolol is not a statin. Statins are a different group of medicines which are used to lower the lipid levels.
Q. Is Bisoprolol safe?
Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Is Bisoprolol a steroid?
No, Bisoprolol is not a steroid. It is a beta-blocker.
Q. Is Bisoprolol a nitrate?
No, Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Is Bisoprolol lipophilic?
Bisoprolol is equally lipophilic and hydrophilic. That means it is equally soluble in water as well as organic solvents.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol for anxiety?
No, Bisoprolol is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. If you have such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol with amlodipine?
Bisoprolol, 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 Bisoprolol with tadalafil?
When taken together, tadalafil has the potential to increase the blood-pressure-lowering effect of Bisoprolol. Kindly consult your doctor before taking these medications together.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol with ramipril?
No interactions have been reported between Bisoprolol 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 Bisoprolol with amitriptyline?
Amitriptyline, when used along with Bisoprolol, may lower the blood pressure. If you need to use both the drugs together, consult your doctor.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol with paracetamol?
Paracetamol is not known to have any clinically meaningful interaction with Bisoprolol. 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 Bisoprolol. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol with ibuprofen?
Ibuprofen may decrease the blood-pressure-lowering effect of Bisoprolol especially when taken in large doses for a prolonged period. Consult your doctor for taking both the medicines together.
Q. Can I take Bisoprolol with aspirin?
Aspirin especially when used in high doses with Bisoprolol, 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 Bisoprolol. Please consult your doctor while taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep)?
Bisoprolol use has not been commonly associated with insomnia (difficulty to sleep). If you have difficulty in sleeping while using the drug, consult your doctor.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause sweat?
Increased sweating has not been commonly seen as a side effect of Bisoprolol therapy. However, it may not warrant discontinuation of therapy. Consult your doctor if you have excessive sweating while taking the drug.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause muscle pain?
Bisoprolol may cause muscle weakness and cramps (pain) in some patients. Consult your doctor if you experience muscle pain or weakness.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause weight gain?
Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause constipation?
Bisoprolol may cause constipation in a few patients. If you experience constipation which is affecting your normal life while taking Bisoprolol, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause nausea?
Bisoprolol has been associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptom.
Q. Does Bisoprolol make you breathless?
Though not very common, Bisoprolol may cause breathlessness especially if taken by patients with a history of bronchial asthma. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any such symptoms.
Q. Does Bisoprolol affect blood sugar?
Studies have shown that Bisoprolol 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 Bisoprolol and you have diabetes mellitus.
Q. Is Bisoprolol a diuretic?
No, Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause tiredness?
Bisoprolol therapy has been associated with tiredness and fatigue. Consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Bisoprolol.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause fluid retention (swelling)?
Bisoprolol is not known to cause fluid retention (swelling). If you suspect any such change while taking the medicine, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause depression?
Bisoprolol may cause depression (feeling low) in some patients. If you have any symptoms of depression while taking Bisoprolol, please consult your doctor.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause dizziness?
Dizziness is a commonly reported side effect with Bisoprolol 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.
Q. Does Bisoprolol cause headache?
Bisoprolol 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.