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Bisoprolol, what do patients say about it?
March 22, 2018
Bisoprolol

Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker prescribed to treat the complications of heart disease.

Such as:

  • Heart palpitations
  • Tachycardia
  • Angina
  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation

Most patients take Bisoprolol once or twice a day for many years and do not present with any side effects. However, some patients do report adverse symptoms such as tiredness, dizziness, blurred vision, and cold hands or feet. Although these side effects can be distressing, it is crucial to not stop taking Bisoprolol abruptly as withdrawal symptoms can occur, so it is important to follow your doctor’s advice. On the other hand, if you notice that you have missed a dose, do not double-up as this can make your symptoms worse. So, it is important to take your doses at the right time. Smartphone applications such as Medsmart® can help with this! All you need to do it scan the barcode on your medicine box to set up reminders. This way you will not miss a dose and have to double-up.

Also, there are some medications which can interact with Bisoprolol, such as anti-psychotic medication, anti-arrhythmic medication or mefloquine. Thus, it is important to tell your doctor exactly which medications you are on. Medsmart® can also help you with this. Simply show your virtual medicine cabinet to your healthcare professional so that they can chose the right medication for you and tell you all you need to know.

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Written by Julie Regamey.

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Disclaimer

This is curated content taken from what people are saying on the web, popular conversations about medicines. We aim to provide a wide range of information for our users and readers to give a brief overview of this medicine’s main use, side effects and possible issues. We have not detailed one specific or individual health condition. We are in no way intending to replace medical advice or prescription, and we strongly suggest individuals seek advice from their doctors, pharmacists or other healthcare professionals. This article is not a substitute for medical advice. Talking Medicines, the company behind Medsmart®, has taken every effort to ensure the information written in this article is accurate but cannot guarantee that all is medically correct. Medsmart® only provides general information about post prescription medication. Medsmart® does not provide medical advice in relation to any individual case or patient, nor does Medsmart® provide medical or diagnostic services. The information provided through Medsmart® does not replace advice obtained from a qualified healthcare professional. Medsmart® users should always consult a healthcare professional before acting on any of the information you read.

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