Bisoprolol belongs to a family of drugs known as beta-blockers. These drugs work by changing the way the body responds to the nerve impulses, specifically the heart. They block the action of some natural chemicals such as epinephrine acting on the heart.
In this way, the heart beats remain normal so that blood is pumped all around the body without any complications in the way. It is used to control high blood pressure and also prevents strokes and heart attacks.
There are several side effects of Bisoprolol. They are classified as major and minor side effects depending on their severity.
Major side effects
The side effects that are severe and need the assistance of a doctor are termed as major side effects. They can cause excessive damage to the body if left unnoticed. The major side effects of taking Bisoprolol are listed below:
- An increase in the triglyceride levels
- Constipation occurs
- Diarrhea is reported
- Pain in the joints is also common
- Rashes occur in different body parts
- There is an increase in the urine passed
- You catch a flu
- You experience nausea and vomiting
- You experience rapid and unusual heart beats
- You face problems sleeping
- You feel dizzy most of the time
- You feel lightheaded
- You suffer from anxiety disorders
Minor side effects
Minor side effects do not need medical assistance until they become permanent and produce symptoms that appear to be dangerous. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these problems:
- A decrease in blood pressure
- You face the problem of indigestion
- You suffer from depression
- You catch colds often
Rare side effects
Some side effects that are not common to everyone who takes Bisoprolol but occur in only a few people and are severe are called rare side effects and include:
- Dizziness that is too severe
- Face trouble breathing
- Fingers and toes get blue
- Sudden mood changes are experienced
- You experience a faint heartbeat
How to take bisoprolol
Bisoprolol is to be taken orally with a glass of water. It is advised to use the medicine regularly to get your condition better as soon as possible. It is advised to fix a time in a day to take the medicine. This way, there are fewer chances of missing a dose and aggravating the disease.
Do not stop taking Bisoprolol if you feel better. It is to be used continuously until the doctor asks you to stop it.
There are precautions that you must take care of before starting to use Bisoprolol
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any of its ingredients
If you suffer from some other allergies
Inform your doctor if you:
- Have a thyroid disorder
- Have or had kidney or liver problems
- Suffer from a heart problem
- Suffer from asthma
- Suffer from diabetes
Ask your doctor about continuing taking Bisoprolol if you are pregnant, plan to be or if you are breastfeeding.
Do not drive or do any job that requires you to be responsible before knowing how your body reacts to this drug.