What is Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Ziac

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Bisoprolol is used in the treatment of hypertension, alone or in combination with other agents such as hydrochlorithiazide (HCTZ).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 23 6
High blood pressure (hypertension) 16 7
Increase effect of another treatment 4 1
Atrial fibrillation 1 0
Heart palpitations 1 1
High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1
Frequent urination 1
Heartburn 1
Weight gain 1
Whole body shaking 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage Patients
2.5-6.25 mg daily 2
5 mg-6.25 mg daily 2
1 capsule(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration

Currently taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 11
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1

Patients stopped taking Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide

Jul 8, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for supraventricular tachycardia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (whole body shaking, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-6.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The tablets give me constant shakes and I've put on alot of weight since I started the tablets 3 years ago. They work well but don't completely stop the fainting episodes but it is better than fainting up to four times a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, whole body shaking

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Sep 11, 2009 (Started May 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fast heart beat)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (frequent urination, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-6.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, frequent urination

  • 0 helpful marks
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