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Bisoprolol

Name of the Generic: Bisoprolol [BIS-oh-PROLOL]
The Brand Name is Zebeta.
Drug Class: Cardioselective beta blockers

What is Bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol can be described as a beta-blocker drug that alters the heart as well as circulation (blood flows through veins and arteries).Bisoprolol is a drug used for treating hypertension (high blood pressure).

Bisoprolol can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guideline.

Warnings

Do not miss doses or stop taking bisoprolol before speaking with your physician. The sudden stop could increase your risk of developing heart disease or trigger other heart issues.If you are planning to undergo any type of procedure, inform the surgeon in advance that you're using this medication.

It is not advised to take bisoprolol when you suffer from serious heart conditions like "AV block," severe heart malfunction, or slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint.Continue to take bisoprolol according to the directions, regardless of whether you are feeling well. High blood pressure can have no signs.There is a chance that you'll need medication for blood pressure throughout the course of your life.

Before you Take this Drug

It is not recommended to take bisoprolol if you have an allergy to it or if you suffer from an extremely serious heart problem like:

  • "AV block";
  • Severe heart failure;
  • Low heartbeats may have led you to faint.

To ensure that bisoprolol is appropriate for you, consult your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Congestive heart failure or other heart-related problems;
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Issues with circulation (such as peripheral vascular disease or Raynaud's syndrome);
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or another breathing disorder;
  • Diabetes (taking bisoprolol could make it difficult for you to detect lower glucose);
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • A thyroid disorder
  • A history of allergies.

It isn't clear if bisoprolol can harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant.

It's not clear if bisoprolol gets into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.

Bisoprolol is not a drug that is approved for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

How to Take Bisoprolol?

Use bisoprolol exactly as it was prescribed to you. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Your doctor might alter your dosage to ensure you are getting the best outcomes. Avoid using this medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than the recommended time.

Do not miss dosages or cease taking bisoprolol without consulting your physician first. Stopping suddenly may cause your condition to get worse or trigger other heart issues.

If you are undergoing surgery, inform your surgeon beforehand that you're using bisoprolol.

Your blood pressure is likely to be checked regularly.

Continue to take this medicine according to the instructions, regardless of whether you feel well. High blood pressure is often accompanied by no signs. It is possible that you will need medication for high blood pressure throughout your life.

Keep bisoprolol in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture. Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed when not being used.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take additional medication to compensate for missing doses.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

The medicine could affect your ability to think or react. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in any activity that requires you to be aware.

Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting posture, as you might get dizzy. Start slowly and steady yourself to avoid a fall.

Reduce alcohol consumption. It may increase some of the adverse effects of bisoprolol.

Side effects of Bisoprolol

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate you are experiencing an allergic reaction due to bisoprolol, symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Shortness of breath (even when exerting only a little), swelling, and rapid weight gain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Beats of your heart, or the sound of fluttering your chest
  • Tingling, numbness, or a cold sensation on your feet or hands;
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're about to pass out.
  • Eye pain, vision problems,
  • Bronchospasm (wheezing and chest tightness, difficulty breathing)

Common side effects of bisoprolol include:

  • Headache;
  • Being tired;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Joint pain;
  • Swelling
  • Cold symptoms, such as a running nose, stuffy nose, and cough. They can also be accompanied by sore throats.

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could be present. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Inform your doctor about your current medications and all the ones you are about to start or stop using, in particular:

  • Insulin or oral diabetes medication;
  • Rifampin;
  • Blood pressure or heart medicine: clonidine, digitalis, digoxin, diazem, reserpine, or verapamil

This list isn't complete. Other medications may be incompatible with bisoprolol, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types aren't included in this guide to medication.

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