Most of us are aware of the common symptoms of adrenaline release, such as high blood pressure and rapid heartbeat. Through Bisoprolol, a beta-blocker, the effects of this hormone are blocked. Hence, your heart will beat more slowly, which in turn lowers your blood pressure.
What is Bisoprolol?
Bisoprolol is an oral tablet that is used to treat hypertension and heart failure. As a beta-blocker, it can also be used to prevent chest pain caused by angina. Only a doctor’s prescription is allowed to seek this medication.
Mechanism of Action
As a beta-blocker, Bisoprolol lowers cardiac workload by lowering contractility and oxygen uptake. Consequently, your blood pressure level will go down along with a slower heart rate.
Advantages of taking Bisoprolol
- If you have high blood pressure, bisoprolol can prevent you from getting heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke in the future.
- Bisoprolol lowers your heart rate and helps your heart move blood around your body more efficiently.
How to take Bisoprolol?
Bisoprolol is an oral tablet taken with or without meals. Usually, this drug is taken once a day in the morning. But, better if you’ll follow the instruction of your doctor as this drug is only prescribed by them. For further information, you can read the patient information leaflet provided in the product box.
What is the right dosage for you?
Bisoprolol fumarate is the active ingredient of Bisoprolol, which comes in 1.25 mg, 2.5 mg, 3.75 mg, 5 mg, 7.5 mg, and 10 mg tablet strengths.
Your doctor will normally start you on the lowest dose recommended if you have high blood pressure. They may decide to increase the dose after evaluating how you respond, with a maximum daily dose of 20mg. Have kidney or liver problems? Don’t worry, for this dose will be reduced.
What if I forgot to take it?
Don’t panic. If the time you remembered taking the drug is still at the range of the recommended time frame, take Bisoprolol as soon as possible. However, if your next dose is nearly approaching, skip the dose you missed and move on to the next one. Don’t take two doses to make up for a forgotten one.
What if I take too much?
Please get in touch with your doctor or the nearest hospital as soon as possible. An overdose of bisoprolol might cause your heart rate to slow and make breathing difficult. It can also make you feel dizzy and shaky. The amount of bisoprolol that might cause an overdose varies depending on the individual.
Who is allowed and not allowed to take?
Bisoprolol is not suitable for anyone. You are not allowed to take Bisoprolol if you have the following:
- allergy to Bisoprolol fumarate or any of the ingredients of this medicine
- have severe asthma or severe Chronic Respiratory Disease (CRD)
- have a serious problem with blood circulation in your limbs
- have phaeochromocytoma, a rare benign tumor that develops in only one adrenal gland
- have metabolic acidosis, a condition where there is a build-up of acid in your body
- have worsened heart problem
- have Bradycardia, a condition where the heart beats more slowly/irregular heartbeat.
- have hypotension or low blood pressure
Before taking Bisoprolol, the list mentioned above must be raised to your doctor. Below
are some additional:
- have diabetes
- have liver or kidney problems
- currently undergoing/ have undergone anaesthetic operation
- have had (have) psoriasis, a skin disease
- have problems in your thyroid
Bisoprolol with other medicines
Are you taking any medicines? Note that there are some medicines that may interfere with the way bisoprolol works. Listed below are these medications. Medicines for:
- blood pressure control or for heart failure
- mental illness
- asthma or clogged nose
- eye disorders like glaucoma
- anaesthetic operation
- treatment of headache or migraine
Specifically, below are the names of medicines you need to be cautious about.
- Mefloquine, commonly known as Lariam, is used to treat or prevent malaria
- Rifampicin, an antibiotic
- Painkillers like acetylsalicylic acid, diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen
If you are taking any of these medications, inform your doctor so that they can determine whether Bisoprolol is the right option for you.
Medication is effective with added good lifestyle habits. Consider eating healthy foods, exercise daily, and you must avoid smoking and excessive drinking. Alcohol might affect your blood pressure. Most probably low.
Common Side Effects
- Irregular heartbeats
- Cold extremities
- loss of sensation or feeling in a part of your body
- hypotension or low blood pressure
- feeling of exhaustion
- feeling dizzy
- Infrequent passage of stool
Want to buy online?
Bisoprolol can be bought online at Tru Medical . However, online consultation with a pharmacist must go first so that he/she will know if this medication is the best option for