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Bisoprolol Interactions - Bisoprolol Medication- Medication Cardicor, Tab Congescor

Brand Name: Monocor, Zebeta
Generic Name: Bisoprolol
Drug Class: Beta-Blockers, Beta-1 Selective

WHAT IS BISOPROLOL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Bisoprolol is a type of antihypertensive drug called a beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent (beta-blocker) used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Bisoprolol is available under the following different brand names: Monocor, and Zebeta.

Bisoprolol Tablet of Bisoprolol:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Tablets

5 mg
10 mg
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Pediatric: Safety and efficacy not established

Hypertension

2.5-5 mg orally once/day; may increase to 10 mg and if necessary to 20 mg orally once/day
Heart Failure

1.25 mg orally once/day; increase gradually if necessary not to exceed 10 mg/day
Renal Impairment

Greater than 40 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary
Less than 40 mL/min: 2.5 mg/day initially; titrate slowly and monitor

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH USING BISOPROLOL?
Common side effects of bisoprolol include:

Serious side effects of bisoprolol include:

Dizziness
Insomnia
Slow, irregular heartbeats
Upper respiratory infection
Diarrhea
Runny or stuffy nose
Joint pain
Cough
Shortness of breath
Nausea
Sore throat
Sinus infection (sinusitis)
Vomiting
Tiredness
Drowsiness
Lightheadedness upon standing
Spinning sensation (vertigo)
Dry mouth
Stomach pain
Constipation
Increased urination
Ringing in your ears
Weakness
Sleep problems (insomnia)
Anxiety
Restless feeling
Muscle pain
Itching or skin rash
Loss of interest in sex
Less common side effects of bisoprolol include:

Cold extremities
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Depression

Indigestion
Bronchospasm
Rare but serious side effects of bisoprolol include:

Very slow heartbeat
Severe dizziness
Fainting

Blue fingers/toes
Trouble breathing
Mental/mood changes (such as confusion, mood swings, depression)
Other side effects of bisoprolol include:

Aggravate congestive heart failure (CHF)
Decrease HDL
Hypertriglyceridemia
Mask symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Decreased exercise tolerance
Raynaud's phenomenon
May increase triglyceride levels and insulin resistance
This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.


WHAT OTHER DRUGS INTERACT WITH BISOPROLOL?
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Bisoprolol has no known severe interactions with other drugs.

Serious interactions of bisoprolol include:

acebutolol
atenolol
betaxolol
carvedilol
celiprolol
clonidine
digoxin
diltiazem
esmolol
labetalol
metoprolol
nadolol
nebivolol
penbutolol
pindolol
propranolol
rivastigmine
sotalol
timolol
verapamil
Bisoprolol has moderate interactions with at least 173 different drugs.

Bisoprolol has mild interactions with at least 32 different drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.
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