3 month pack of the blood pressure medication Bisoprolol

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Bisoprolol Fumarate

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Bisoprolol is a beta blocker for the treatment of high blood pressure. It blocks hormones which increase your heart rate, thus slowing down your heart beat. Bisoprolol is a prescription-only medication which needs to be prescribed by a doctor.

You can order your repeat course of Bisoprolol online from Superdrug Online Doctor. When you place your order, you need to fill in a short questionnaire with questions about your health. Our doctor will use your answers to check whether you can continue taking Bisoprolol. Our prices include prescription and delivery. This service is for patients who have been taking Bisoprolol for at least three months. 

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1.25mg, 2.5mg, 5mg and 10mg tablets available. Prices include prescription and delivery.

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About Bisoprolol Fumarate

What is Bisoprolol?

How does Bisoprolol work?

Bisoprolol fumarate belongs to a group of medicines called beta blockers. Beta blockers derive their name from the way they work. They block certain hormones in your body which cause your heart to beat harder and faster. When these hormones are blocked, your heart rate remains lower and your heart can pump blood around your body more easily, which means that your blood pressure remains under control.

Who is prescribed Bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol is often prescribed for high blood pressure. In addition to hypertension, it is also used to treat heart failure and angina pectoris (a condition characterised by chest pain caused by blocked arteries).

Taking Bisoprolol

How is Bisoprolol taken?

It is important that you take your Bisoprolol tablets exactly as prescribed. You will need to attend regular check-ups with your local GP who will ensure that your treatment is effective. Bisoprolol tablets are taken in the morning. You can take them with or without food. The tablet needs to be swallowed whole with a drink of water. Do not chew or crush the tablet. Please note, product packaging may differ from the image above.

Who can take Bisoprolol?

Your GP will only prescribe Bisoprolol fumarate if the beta blocker is suitable for you. In order to establish whether you can take the tablets, your GP will ask you about your medical history as well as medications you are taking or have recently taken. 

You can not take Bisoprolol if you:

  • are allergic to any of the ingredients in Bisoprolol tablets
  • suffer from asthma or severe lung disease 
  • suffer from poor blood circulation in your limbs
  • have an untreated tumour of the adrenal gland
  • suffer from metabolic acidosis (which means you have too much acid in your blood)
  • suffer from heart failure which has suddenly become more severe
  • have a slow heart rate
  • have very low blood pressure
  • have an irregular or slow heart rate

Tell your prescribing doctor if you:

  • suffer from asthma or lung disease
  • have diabetes
  • are currently fasting
  • have any allergies
  • have heart problems
  • have problems with your liver or kidney
  • have circulatory problems affecting your limbs
  • need an operation or medical treatment which requires a general anesthetic
  • are taking any other medication for the treatment of a heart condition
  • have or have had a skin rash called psoriasis
  • have a thyroid problem

Dosage

Bisoprolol is prescribed in the following dosages:

  • 1.25 mg 
  • 2.5 mg 
  • 3.75 mg 
  • 5 mg 
  • 7.5 mg
  • 10 mg 
  • 20mg

When beginning treatment with bisoprolol fumarate, your doctor will gradually increase your dosage while your body gets used to the medicine. Patients who suffer from liver or kidney disease may be prescribed a lower dosage and should not exceed 10mg per day. The maximum daily dose is 20mg. The dose you are prescribed depends on the severity of your condition and any additional medication you are taking.

Bisoprolol Side Effects

Stop taking Bisoprolol and seek medical help if you experience:

  • worsening of breathlessness due to heart failure
  • worsening of fluid retention
  • slow heartbeat
  • worsening of symptoms of a blocked blood vessel

Common Side Effects

  • cold hands or feet
  • numbness of hands and feet
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • low blood pressure
  • constipation
  • tiredness, feeling weak
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhoea

Uncommon Side Effects

  • worsening of irregular heartbeat
  • muscle weakness and cramps
  • sleep disorders
  • breathing problems (in patients with lung disease or asthma)
  • depression

For a full list of all side effects, read the patient leaflet supplied with your medication.

Drug Interactions

The beta blocker bisoprolol fumarate interacts with some medications. Your prescribing doctor will ask you about your medical history and medications you are taking. Make sure you mention any medicines you are taking or have recently taken, including prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as natural remedies.

Bisoprolol is known to interact with:

  • amiodarone, amlodipine and many other heart medications 
  • medicines prescribed for depression and mental illnesses
  • some anesthetics
  • medications used to treat epilepsy
  • certain painkillers, including ibuprofen
  • decongestant medicines used to treat a blocked nose and asthma
  • medications used to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma
  • medications used to treat shock (such as adrenaline, dobutamine and noradrenaline)
  • the malaria medication mefloquine
  • rifampicin and other medications used to treat infections
  • ergotamine derivatives, used to treat severe headaches and migraines