General English name: Bisoprolol
Brand: Cardicor, Congescor, Emcor
Application: High blood pressure – Angina – Heart failure
bisoprolol Drug Information
Bisoprolol slows heart activity by stopping the transmission of messages from certain nerves to the heart. It does this by blocking small areas (called beta-adrenergic receptors) where messages are received by your heart.
As a result, your heart rate slows down and becomes less intense. Blood pressure in the blood vessels decreases, making it easier to pump blood around the body. Bisoprolol is prescribed for you when your blood pressure is too high or if you have heart disease in which your heart is not working properly, and bisoprolol is helpful in these situations. Because your heart uses less energy when you take this medicine, if you have angina, bisoprolol helps reduce chest pain.
Contraindications to the use of bisoprolol
Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction bisoprolol
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products, especially fingolimod) you use, and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cold medicines, supplements and cough medicines, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pain and fever relievers such as ibuprofen), as their ingredients may increase your heart rate or blood pressure. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.
Tips to consider before taking bisoprolol
Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking bisoprolol:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
- If you have kidney or liver problems.
- If you have low blood pressure or poor blood circulation.
- If you have asthma or breathing problems.
- If you have diabetes.
- If you have psoriasis (skin problem).
- If you have myasthenia gravis (a disease of muscle weakness).
- If you have been told that your heart rate is slow or that your heart rate is slow and irregular.
- If you have prinsmetal angina (chest pain due to coronary artery spasm).
- If you have pheochromocytoma (a tumor in the adrenal gland).
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Possible side effects of bisoprolol
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
- Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness or lightheadedness, feeling sick, diarrhea or constipation, cold fingers, sleep disturbance, slow heartbeat
- Other less common side effects include:
- Impotence and decreased libido
- Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of bisoprolol.
How to store bisoprolol
Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.