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) 54 24
Elevated blood pressure 27 13
Support heart health 24 6
Heart palpitations 10 6
Tachycardia (fast heart rate) 7 4
Atrial fibrillation 5 3

Show all 33 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 6
Moderate 7
Mild 11
None 51

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bisoprolol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 4
Poor circulation in hands and feet 2
Back pain 1
Bad dreams 1
Breathing difficulty 1
Constant tiredness 1

Show all 27 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Bisoprolol

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 10
2.5 mg daily 9
10 mg daily 7
5 mg twice daily 6
1.25 mg daily 2
5 mg weekly 1
1.25 g daily 1
3.75 mcg daily 1
3.75 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Bisoprolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 10
Side effects too severe 8
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Personal research 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 22 patients who've stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration

Currently taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Bisoprolol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 67
Usually 6
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 62
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 47
Not specified 21

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Bisoprolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 3
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Carvedilol (Coreg) 2
Propranolol (Inderal) 2
candesartan-hydrochlorothiazide (Atacand Plus) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Bisoprolol and switched to:

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

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching to

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7 patient evaluations for Bisoprolol

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

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

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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