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Bisoprolol tablets are a type of medication known as a beta-blocker used to help lower high blood pressure. Bisoprolol tablets work by slowing the heart rate and decreasing blood pressure, lowering your risk of serious conditions like heart attacks and stroke.
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Read upWhat are Bisoprolol tablets? How to take Bisoprolol tablets? What is high blood pressure? What causes high blood pressure? Symptoms of high blood pressure? Side effects of Bisoprolol tablets? Interactions between Bisoprolol tablets and food/alcohol? Interaction between Bisoprolol tablets and other drugs? Is there any reason I would not be able to take Bisoprolol tablets? Why should I take Bisoprolol tablets? Are there other medications that can reduce my high blood pressure? What is the difference between Atenolol and Bisoprolol Tablets? How do I store Bisoprolol tablets? Can I buy Bisoprolol tablets online? Where can I get more information about Bisoprolol tablets online? How will my Bisoprolol tablets be delivered? How to dispose of Bisoprolol tablets bought online?
What are Bisoprolol tablets?
Bisoprolol tablets belong to a group of medication known as beta-blockers, used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems such as uneven heartbeat and angina. Bisoprolol tablets slow down your heart rate which makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around the body and therefore lowering blood pressure.
Some people may find that Bisoprolol tablets can initially cause slight dizziness, if this is the case it can be taken before bed and after this ideally in the mornings. Always complete the full course of treatment you have been prescribed as suddenly stopping the medication can cause your condition to worsen.
High blood pressure rarely has noticeable symptoms, and if left untreated greatly increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. High blood pressure occurs for a variety of reasons including genetic predispositions, weight and old age. Medication such as Bisoprolol tablets may be prescribed to help reduce high blood pressure and therefore reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Bisoprolol tablets should be taken daily with water. There are a variety of dosages available, your doctor will tend to begin treatment with a low dose (generally 5mg) and slowly increase as needed over time. This may be different depending on your circumstances, it’s important to always follow what your doctor has prescribed. Bisoprolol tablets will be most effective in combination with a healthy diet and exercise as this will naturally reduce your blood pressure.
If Bisoprolol tablets are not effective there are other medications for high blood pressure. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist to find the best solution for you. You can order Bisoprolol tablets online from e-Surgery with a quick health questionnaire. Use our free Ask a Pharmacist service to find the right medication for you.
Find out how you can help reduce your high blood pressure at home.
How to take Bisoprolol tablets?
Take one Bisoprolol tablet daily with water as your doctor has prescribed. The first pill may make you feel dizzy and some people find taking it before bed is a good way to avoid this. The dizziness should subside and from then taking Bisoprolol tablets in the morning is best.
Try to take each tablet at the same time each day.
If you forget to take a tablet take it as soon as you remember. If it is nearer to the time you would take your next dose wait and take it then. Do not take two Bisoprolol tablets at once.
Continue to take Bisoprolol tablets until your doctor says otherwise, even if you start to feel better. If you feel like the Bisoprolol tablets are not working or you are experiencing unmanageable side effects speak to your Doctor or pharmacist about changing medication or dosage.
What is high blood pressure?
Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many will not realise it.The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked. Adults over 40 are advised to get their blood pressure checked every 5 years.
If your blood pressure is high you are at risk of developing certain diseases and can be a sign of more serious issues like obesity. Medication such as Bisoprolol tablets can help reduce your blood pressure.
What causes high blood pressure?
Common causes of high blood pressure include:
- age – the risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you get older
- a family history of high blood pressure
- being of African or Caribbean origin
- a high amount of salt in your food
- lack of exercise
- being overweight
- regularly drinking large amounts of alcohol
- long-term sleep deprivation
- Long term health conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease and lupus
Making healthy lifestyle changes can help keep your blood pressure at a normal level. High blood pressure can also be triggered by certain medication. These include:
- the contraceptive pill
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – such as ibuprofen and naproxen
- some pharmacy cough and cold remedies
- some herbal remedies – particularly those containing liquorice
- some recreational drugs – such as cocaine and amphetamines
- some selective serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) antidepressants – such as venlafaxine
Symptoms of high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is often symptom-less, and you will not necessarily know you have it until you get tested. Although some symptoms can include:
- Fatigue or confusion
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Blood in the urine
- Pounding in your chest, neck, or ears
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor straight away.
Side effects of Bisoprolol tablets?
As with all medication there is the possibility of side effects. Find a full list of possible side effects in the Bisoprolol tablet patient information leaflet. Some common side effects include:
- feeling weak
- Feeling of coldness or numbness in hands or feet
- Low blood pressure, especially in patients with heart failure
- Stomach or intestine problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation.
If you experience any extreme or severe side effects contact your doctor or seek medical help. Although very rare these side effects could include:
- shortness of breath with a cough that gets worse when you exercise (like walking up stairs), swollen ankles or legs, chest pain, an irregular heartbeat – these are signs of heart problems
- shortness of breath, wheezing and tightening of the chest – these can be signs of lung problems
- yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow – these can be signs of liver problems
- Blistered, peeling skin, tight chest, swelling of the throat, mouth and lips – these could be signs of an allergic reaction
Remember to always read the Bisoprolol tablet patient information leaflet before taking this medication. If any side effects become difficult to manage, speak to your doctor or prescriber about finding a solution that works for you.
Interactions between Bisoprolol tablets and food/alcohol?
There is no reaction between Bisoprolol and food, though a healthy diet will help decrease high blood pressure.
It is not recommended to drink whilst taking Bisoprolol tablets as it can increase certain side effects such as dizziness and lightheadedness. If you do drink it is recommended to stay under the national alcohol recommendation.
Interaction between Bisoprolol tablets and other drugs?
Bisoprolol tablets may be affected or effect certain medications. You should inform your doctor or prescriber if you are taking any of the following:
- medicines for controlling the blood pressure or medicines for heart problems
- medicines for depression e.g. imipramine, amitriptyline, moclobemide
- medicines to treat mental illness e.g. phenothiazines such as levomepromazine
- medicines used for anaesthesia during an operation
- medicines used to treat epilepsy e.g. barbiturates such as phenobarbital
- certain pain painkillers (for instance acetyl salicylic acid, diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, naproxen)
- medicines for asthma or medicines used for a blocked nose
- medicines used for certain eye disorders such as glaucoma
- certain medicines to treat clinical shock (e. g. adrenaline, dobutamine, noradrenaline)
- mefloquine, a medicine for malaria
- rifampicin for the treatment of infections
- medicines to treat severe headaches or migraines (ergotamine derivatives)
Is there any reason I would not be able to take Bisoprolol tablets?
Inform your doctor or prescriber of any of the following conditions as Bisoprolol tablets may not be the correct choice:
- You are allergic to Bisoprolol fumarate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
- You have severe asthma or severe chronic lung disease
- You have severe blood circulation problems in limbs
- You have untreated pheochromocytoma
- You have metabolic acidosis
- acute heart failure or heart failure that suddenly becomes worse and / or that may require hospital treatment
- slow heart rate
- Very low blood pressure
- Certain heart conditions that cause a very slow heart rate or irregular heartbeat
- Cardiogenic shock, which is an acute serious heart condition causing low blood pressure and circulatory failure.
Why should I take Bisoprolol tablets?
High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, stroke and even death. Taking medication such as Bisoprolol tablets is a great way to reduce high blood pressure. In combination with a healthy diet and exercise (where possible) you can reduce the effects of high blood pressure. It is also really easy to order Bisoprolol tablets online and avoid the GP wait times and trips to the pharmacy. You can buy your Bisoprolol tablets online from a trusted online pharmacy such as e-Surgery, simply answer a quick 2 minute questionnaire and have your medications delivered to you with free shipping.
Are there other medications that can reduce my high blood pressure?
Yes there are plenty of other options and if one is ineffective your doctor may prescribe a different medication. Some examples include Ramipril, Perindopril and Amlodipine. There are also other beta-blocker medications such as Atenolol available to order online.
What is the difference between Atenolol and Bisoprolol Tablets?
Bisoprolol tablets and Atenolol tablets are both a form of medication known as Beta-Blockers which slow down heart rate making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. This helps reduce blood pressure. Although they function in a similar way Bisoprolol tablets are a newer medication that better targets the cardiovascular system and is more often prescribed.
If you have been taking Atenolol tablets for a while and they have proved effective your doctor will likely keep you on this medication. For newer patients Bisoproplol is generally the first choice beta-blocker.
There may be a slight price difference between the two medications. Speak to your doctor or prescriber if you are unsure which beta-blocker medication is best for you.
How do I store Bisoprolol tablets?
Store Bisoprolol tablets in a cool, dry place away from children. Do not use Bisoprolol tablets after the expiry date on the box. You can find all this information and more in the Bisoprolol tablet patient information leaflet.
Can I buy Bisoprolol tablets online?
You can buy Bisoprolol tablets online from registered online prescribers such as e-Surgery.
Whenever you are buying Bisoprolol tablets or any other medication, make sure you check for the green GPhC and MHRA logo on the bottom of each page of the website you are using.
Where can I get more information about Bisoprolol tablets online?
You can find more information about Bisoprolol tablets in the Bisoprolol tablet patient information leaflet.
You can also use our completely free Ask-a-Pharmacist service to get health advice from a trained professional. We’re here to help!
How will my Bisoprolol tablets be delivered?
e-Surgery uses Royal Mail delivery with choices starting from Royal Mail 48 tracked delivery, Royal Mail tracked 24 and Royal Mail 1pm special delivery (discover more about e-Surgery delivery). Your Bisoprolol tablets will arrive in discreet, recyclable packaging at a delivery address of your choice. Find out to recycle packaging from e-Surgery.
How to dispose of Bisoprolol tablets bought online?
Bisoprolol tablets come in blister packs that are not currently recyclable, so once they have been used can be disposed of in a general waste bin. If the Bisoprolol tablets are unfinished dispose of medication safely and drop them off at a local pharmacy. Cardboard packaging and paper patient information leaflets are recyclable. For any more information on disposal of Bisoprolol tablets you can use our free Ask-a-Pharmacist service.
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