What is Bisoprolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Concor Cor Zebeta Bilocor Show all

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Bisoprolol is a beta blocker used in the treatment of hypertension, alone or in combination with other agents. Off label it is used for chronic stable angina, supraventricular arrhythmias, premature ventricular contractions, and heart failure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Hypertension 46 14
Elevated blood pressure 25 8
Support heart health 22 5
Atrial Fibrillation 5 3
Heart palpitations 5 2
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 4 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 7
Mild 9
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bisoprolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Increased fatigue 2
Back pain 1
Bad dreams 1
Bradycardia 1
Breathing difficulty 1

Show all 26 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bisoprolol

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 16
2.5 mg daily 8
10 mg daily 6
5 mg twice daily 3
0.125 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1.25 mg daily 1
5 mg three times daily 1
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bisoprolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 7
Other 3
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
See all 18 patients who’ve stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration

Currently taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 49
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 43
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 35
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bisoprolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 4
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Carvedilol (Coreg) 2
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Bisoprolol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atenolol (Tenormin) 1
Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide (Ziac) 1
candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 1
Carvedilol (Coreg) 1
Sotalol (Betapace) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Bisoprolol

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Barbeczak
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Barbeczak
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Barbeczak's full Bisoprolol history

Feb 22, 2016 (Started Oct 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Tachycardia (fast heart rate))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
tokelly
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tokelly
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 70
Condition: Addison's Disease 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Addison's Disease

See tokelly's full Bisoprolol history

Feb 13, 2012 (Started Feb 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
GameRate
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GameRate
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 43
Condition: Hypertension 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Hypertension

See GameRate's full Bisoprolol history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Nov 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypertension)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg Daily
Side effects: Back pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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