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. It may also be used for chronic stable angina, supraventricular arrhythmias, premature ventricular contractions, and heart failure.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 47 16
Elevated blood pressure 26 11
Support heart health 22 5
Heart palpitations 7 3
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 6 3
Atrial Fibrillation 5 3

Show all 32 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 5
Moderate 7
Mild 9
None 38

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bisoprolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 4
Back pain 1
Bad dreams 1
Bradycardia 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Constant tiredness 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bisoprolol

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 19
2.5 mg daily 5
10 mg daily 5
5 mg twice daily 4
1.25 mg daily 2
0.125 mg daily 1
0.25 mg daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
1.25 g daily 1
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bisoprolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Side effects too severe 7
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 18 patients who’ve stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration

Currently taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 53
Usually 4
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 10
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 38
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bisoprolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 5
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Carvedilol (Coreg) 2
Baclofen (Mylan-Baclofen) 1
candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 1

Show all 9 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: b
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: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

See GameRate's full Bisoprolol history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Nov 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for High Blood Pressure (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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