Bisoprolol Fumarate is a group of medications called beta-blocker that helps to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Bisoprolol is used either alone or in the combination with other medications to treat hypertension that may cause kidney problem, strokes, and heart disorder. It helps to lower blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels and lower down the heart rate to decrease blood pressure.
What are the contraindications of Bisoprolol?
- Do not use this medication if you are hypersensitive to it or any of its other ingredients.
- If you are suffering from serious heart conditions such as slow heart rhythm or AV block, then do not use this medication.
- In the case of thyroid disorder, liver or kidney disorder, use of this drug is contraindicated.
What is the prescribed dose of Bisoprolol?
Bisoprolol is available in a tablet form that needs to be taken via the oral route with enough amount of water. This drug is taken once a day, usually at the same time every day. Always start on the low dose and then gradually increase your dose, depending on your condition.
Continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Never stop taking medication without confirming your physician.
What are the drug interactions of Bisoprolol?
Certain medications may interact with Bisoprolol and lead to cause severe side effects. Do not use medications such as Disopyramide, Clonidine, Rifampin, Digitalis, Diabetes medication, Beta-blocker drugs along with Bisoprolol.
What are the precautions of Bisoprolol?
- Avoid driving and performing difficult tasks that require more alertness as this medication can make you feel sleepy.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase the side effects.