What is bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol is a medication that works tolower high blood pressure. It is a drug belonging to the group called beta blockers of highly selective ß1-adrenergic receptors, reducing cardiac output and rate andconsequently diastolic and systolic pressure. (1)

Note: Its active ingredient isbisoprolol fumarate, accompanied by other chemical ingredients. This medicine comes as1.25 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg tablets.

To treat hypertension in adults and the elderly, adaily starting dose of 5 mg is recommended at the start of treatment, with a normal daily dose of 10 mg up to a maximumdose of 20 mgdaily.

For angina pectoris, the dose should be adjusted individuallybut usually between 5 mg and 10 mg per day, preferably in the morning.

What is bisoprolol for?

As previously described, bisoprolol is a beta-blocker drug that Works effectively in the following pathologies:

1. High blood pressure

Arterial hypertension is a pathology of the cardiovascular system, which is characterized by a sudden increase in the levels considered normal for systolic and diastolic pressure. (two)

You should know: A scientific article highlights the effectiveness of bisoprolol in the treatment of high blood pressure in patients. (3)

2. Angina pectoris

This pathology is characterized by pain in the thoracic area at chest level, because the heart does not receive enough blood. It is considered a type of ischemic heart disease.

To highlight: Some studies indicate the efficacy of bisoprolol in the treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris. (4)

Bisoprolol Side Effects

Treatment with bisoprolol may cause the following adverse reactions in some patients: in some patients:

  • May cause allergic reaction to bisoprolol fumarate or some of the ingredients of bisoprolol.
  • Headache.
  • Cold feeling.
  • hypotension
  • Stomach upsets such as vomiting and diarrhea.
  • May increase the frequency and duration of angina pectoris in patients with Prinzmetal’s angina.

Important: Stop taking this drug and talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of these side effects.

Bisoprolol Contraindications

Taking bisoprolol is contraindicated in the following situations:

  • If you are sensitive to bisoprolol or any of its components.
  • If you have heart failure.
  • If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • In concomitant use with class I antiarrhythmics or calcium antagonists.
  • If you have AV block.
  • If you have Raynaud’s syndrome and untreated pheochromocytoma.
  • If you have or suspect metabolic acidosis.

You should know: It is recommended to Review your medical history your doctor, so that with your doctor , so that your doctor can evaluate the administration and dosage of this drug.

Key Findings

  • Bisoprolol is a beta- blocker medication that decreases cardiac rate and output.
  • This medication is indicated to treat high blood pressure and angina pectoris.
  • This medication causes some side effects such as allergic reactions, headache, and upset stomach.
  • Its administration and dosage must be supervised by a doctor.

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