Bisoprolol
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  • Bisoprolol

Bisoprolol

Medication features

  • Beta blocker
  • Used to reduce blood pressure
  • Several strengths available

Overview

Order Bisoprolol Blood Pressure Tablets Online

Bisoprolol fumarate tablets can be ordered from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. When you order, you simply complete an online medical assessment. Our doctors will review this assessment to make sure it is suitable and safe for you to take. If our doctors approve the treatment for you, our pharmacy team will dispatch it to your delivery address. 

Please note, this medication can only be prescribed as an emergency supply of your repeat prescription. You should receive a regular supply of this medication from your GP. Some people take more than one type of blood pressure medicine. If you would like to order an emergency request of all of your blood pressure medicines, you just need to fill out a consultation for each one.

What is Bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol is a medication used to lower blood pressure in people diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension). Taking bisoprolol when you have hypertension can lower the chances of future heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.

Bisoprolol is a type of medicine called a beta blocker. Beta blockers are a common medicine used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and conditions that cause irregular heart beats. It is also known by the brand name Cardicor.

How does it work?

Bisoprolol works by slowing your heart rate, allowing your heart to pump blood through the body with less effort. The exact way beta blockers work to lower blood pressure is not known. It takes 2 - 6 weeks to have a full effect on lowering blood pressure.

If high blood pressure is left untreated for a long time, it can lead to serious health effects such as heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, and kidney disease.

Taking medicines to lower high blood pressure is vital because it helps to prevent your risk of developing these serious conditions.

Your blood pressure can increase if you have an unhealthy lifestyle. Certain lifestyle changes lower the risk of high blood pressure. Improving your diet, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, and exercising regularly are all effective changes you can make.

We offer medication for two other important lifestyle changes, weight loss and stopping smoking

To check your blood pressure, you can buy BP monitors and take blood pressure readings at home. Alternatively, a blood pressure check can be done at your GP surgery or local pharmacy.

Dose

Bisoprolol tablets are available in various strengths:

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

The dose used to treat high blood pressure is generally 5mg - 10mg daily and the maximum dose used can be 20mg a day. 

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Bisoprolol Summary

Dose

Take as directed by your health professional

Type of medicine

Beta-Blocker

Mechanism

Slows down the heart, allowing more efficient blood flow at lower pressure around the body

Available Strengths

1.25mg, 2.5mg, 3.75mg, 5mg, 7.5mg & 10mg

Active Ingredient

Bisoprolol

Price

All strengths from £15.99

Side Effects

Can include dizziness, fatigue, nausea, headaches

Alternatives

Many different types of medicines are used to lower blood pressure. Different groups of medicines include:

  • Calcium channel blockers (CCBs)
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Diuretics (like thiazide diuretics)
  • Angiotensin-2 receptor blockers (ARBs)

Atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, and carvedilol are other beta blockers used to reduce blood pressure.

FAQ

What is bisoprolol used for?

Bisoprolol is a medication used to lower blood pressure in people diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension). Taking it when you have high blood pressure can lower the chances of future heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.

Is bisoprolol an ACE inhibitor?

Bisoprolol is not an ACE inhibitor, it is a beta blocker. Beta blockers are a common type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure and other conditions. 

ACE inhibitors can also be used to lower blood pressure. Examples of ACE inhibitors are ramipril, captopril, and lisinopril.

What are the side effects of taking bisoprolol?

Common bisoprolol side effects include:

  • Coldness or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness, headache, fatigue (often happen at the start of treatment and usually improve after 1 or 2 weeks of taking it)

If you have any side effects whilst taking bisoprolol, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about them. Further side effect information is available in the patient information leaflet.

Does bisoprolol cause weight gain?

Weight gain is not a known side effect of bisoprolol.

Can you just stop taking bisoprolol?

In most cases, you should not stop taking bisoprolol suddenly. Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor or pharmacist first. When stopping bisoprolol, it should be done gradually over a period of time. This is because stopping it suddenly can cause heart or blood pressure problems. 

Does bisoprolol make you urinate more often?

Bisoprolol does not make you urinate more often. However, there are medicines used in the treatment of blood pressure that can make you urinate more often. These are called diuretics. 

Can bisoprolol cause sleep problems?

Sleep problems are an uncommon side effect of bisoprolol. This means that up to 1 in 100 people taking it will experience sleep problems when taking it.

Can I order bisoprolol online?

Bisoprolol blood pressure tablets (UK) are available to order from Simple Online Pharmacy. When you order, you have to complete an online questionnaire for our doctors to assess. After checking that bisoprolol is suitable and safe to prescribe, our doctors will authorise a prescription. This prescription is sent to our pharmacy team, who dispense the medicine and dispatch it to your chosen address. 

Only patients already prescribed bisoprolol from their GP are able to order it from our online doctors.

Content Reviewed: 15/10/2020

Side Effects

Common bisoprolol side effects include coldness or numbness in the hands or feet, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation. At the start of treatment some patients may get headaches, dizziness and fatigue. This usually improves after one or two weeks of taking it. 

If you have any side effects whilst taking it, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about them.

There are possible serious side effects associated with bisoprolol. Examples include:

  • Signs of lung problems, such as wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Signs of heart problems, such as swollen legs/ankles, chest pain, a cough that worsens with exercise
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as trouble breathing, swelling of the face, lips or tongue

If you notice any of the above or any other serious side effects, stop taking it and seek medical attention. The patient information leaflet contains further information.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

Warnings

Other conditions and bisoprolol

Bisoprolol may not be suitable for everyone to take. People with certain conditions or in certain circumstances should not take it. This includes:

  • If you have severe chronic lung disease or severe asthma
  • If you have a condition called metabolic acidosis (high levels of acid in the blood)
  • If you have acute heart failure or heart failure that suddenly worsens
  • If you have a tumour of the adrenal gland called phaeochromocytoma
  • If you have very low blood pressure
  • If you have severe blood circulation problems

The patient information leaflet contains further information.

Interactions with other medicines

Bisoprolol may interact with various medicines. You should not take these together without speaking to your doctor or pharmacist first. This is because they can interact with bisoprolol and the medicines can affect how each other work. This includes other blood pressure medicines, certain anti-epilepsy medicines, and some asthma medication.
The patient information leaflet contains more information on side effects.

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