What is Bisoprolol used for?
Bisoprolol is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is in a class of medications called beta-blockers. This medicine is also used in the treatment of angina and congestive heart failure. By blocking the action of certain natural chemicals in your body, Bisoprolol lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Bisoprolol?
Like other medicines, Bisoprolol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Bisoprolol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Bisoprolol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Bisoprolol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Bisoprolol can cause side effects such as diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, sleep problems, and dizziness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Bisoprolol.
What is the recommended dosage of Bisoprolol?
The dosage of Bisoprolol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Bisoprolol can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Bisoprolol?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Bisoprolol medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Bisoprolol?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Bisoprolol, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Bisoprolol?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Bisoprolol.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Bisoprolol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Bisoprolol can interact with other beta-blockers and diabetes medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Bisoprolol?
Is it possible for me to take Bisoprolol with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Bisoprolol?
What are the possible drug interactions of Bisoprolol?
How will Bisoprolol work in my body?
How should Bisoprolol be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Bisoprolol drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Bisoprolol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.