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Background and Date of Approval

Bisoprolol is an Anti-Hypertensive drug that belongs to the category of medicines known as beta1-selective adrenoceptor-blocking agents. It was approved by the U.S. FDA in 1986 to treat hypertension, angina pectoris, and chronic heart failure.

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Bisoprolol is a beta1-selective adrenoceptor-blocking agent that affects the body's response to certain nerve impulses, especially in the heart. It works by decreasing the heart rate and making it easier for the heart to flow blood throughout the body. As a result, it reduces blood pressure and the risk of having a stroke, a heart attack, other heart problems, or kidney problems.

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Bisoprolol has been approved to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), angina pectoris (chest pain), and chronic heart failure.

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The recommended initial dose of Bisoprolol is 5mg per day. The usual dosage is 10 mg once daily, with a maximum daily dose of 20 mg. Follow your doctor's instructions exactly. It should be taken in the morning with food. Swallow the tablets as a whole with water. Do not crush, chew or break it.

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Contact your physician immediately if you experience allergies to Bisoprolol and its ingredients. Inform your physician if you have kidney or liver conditions. While taking this medicine, your doctor monitors blood pressure levels. Before taking this medication, let your medical professional know if you have a medical history of severe asthma or chronic lung disease, slow or irregular heart rate, heart failure, cardiogenic shock, metabolic acidosis, or untreated pheochromocytoma.


Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. Bisoprolol tablets should not be taken while pregnant unless specifically advised by your doctor. If this medication is required in pregnancy, the uteroplacental blood flow and fetal growth should be closely monitored. Avoid breastfeeding your baby while on the treatment, as it is not known whether Bisoprolol passes into the breastmilk and affects the baby.

Side Effects

The common side effects that are likely to occur while you are on the treatment with Bisoprolol are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headache, bradycardia, asthenia, fatigue, hypotension, coldness, or numbness in the extremities. Inform your healthcare professional if these side effects disturb you or persist. Report to your doctor immediately if you have a slow heart rate, worsening of heart failure (increased breathlessness and swelling of legs), dizziness, weakness, breathing difficulty, and allergic reaction like swelling of the face, mouth, or throat and muscle coordination problems.

Word Of Advice

It is advised to monitor your blood pressure regularly to prevent hypotension (low blood pressure). If you ever fainted or felt dizzy when suddenly standing up, consult your doctor before taking this medication. Do not skip doses without consulting your physician, as it may increase blood pressure and increase the chance of a heart attack.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.