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Bisoprolol Tablet 2.5mg works by blocking the effect of certain chemicals in the body, allowing it to help the reduction of heart rate and regulate the heartbeat. It is therefore used as part of treatment in heart failure and oedema (fluid retention). Your doctor may start you on a lower dose of this medicine and it may increase depending on how you respond to treatment.
Directions for taking Bisoprolol Tablet 2.5mg:
Caution before taking Bisoprolol Tablet 2.5mg:
Bisoprolol fumarate is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.
Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:
Possible side effects from taking Bisoprolol Tablet 2.5mg:
Everyone's reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.
Very common (affecting more than 1 in 10 people):
Slower heart rate
Common (affecting more than 1 in 100 people):
Cold and numb fingers and toes, constipation, diarrhoea, feeling dizzy, headaches, lowered blood pressure, nausea, tiredness, vomiting, weakness, worsening of existing heart problems
Uncommon (affecting more than 1 in 1000 people):
Drop in blood pressure when standing or sitting up, bronchospasm in people with asthma or obstructive airways disease, depression, heart problems, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, sleeping problems
Rare (affecting more than 1 in 10,000 people):
Abnormal laboratory test results, ear or hearing problems, fainting or brief loss of consciousness, hallucinations, hypersensitivity reactions (rashes, itching, flushing), impotence, liver problems, metabolic problems, nightmares, reduced tear flow (may affect those wearing contact lenses), rhinitis
Very rare (affecting less than 1 in 10,000 people):
Eye or eyesight problems, hair loss, precipitation or worsening psoriasis
Hiding symptoms of low blood sugar levels, hiding symptoms of thyrotoxicosis, increased sensitivity to allergens, worsening anaphylactic reactions, worsening of circulation problems
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