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Treatment Information

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What is Bisoprolol?

Bisoprolol, also available under brands such as Cardicor and Congescor, is a medication used to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) and heart failure. It is also used to prevent pain caused by angina.

You can only buy Bisoprolol on prescription. If you do not have a prescription for Bisoprolol, you can fill in our online consultation form for our doctor to review. If suitable, our doctor can issue a prescription for our UK pharmacy to fulfil.

When you buy Bisoprolol online from Prescription Doctor, you don't need to pick up your prescription or your medicine - we take care of that for you. Our UK pharmacy will dispatch your medicine straight to your door via a next-day discreet delivery service.

How Does Bisoprolol Work?

When your heart needs to beat faster, such as during exercise or when you are scared, the adrenal glands release a type of hormone called adrenaline. This hormone stimulates receptors located in the heart and blood vessels, known as beta receptors, and causes the heart to beat faster and more forcefully.

In turn, the heart pushes blood around the body with more force than normal and thus raises blood pressure.

By blocking the receptors which are sensitive to adrenaline, Bisoprolol reduces the effect adrenaline has on the heart, causing the heart rate to beat slower and with less force, reducing blood pressure in the process.

How Do I Take Bisoprolol?

It's most common to take Bisoprolol once a day in the morning, however your doctor may advise you to take your first dose before bed as it can make people feel dizzy.

Your dose will depend on your reason for taking it and will be determined by your doctor.

Bisoprolol can be taken with or without food as it doesn't tend to upset the stomach.

Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Some brands may provide a score line to allow you to split the tablet in half and make it easier to take.

It is important to keep taking Bisoprolol even on the days when you feel well. For the treatment of high blood pressure, you should take Bisoprolol alongside a healthy lifestyle.

If you have any doubts about how or when to take your medicine, ask your doctor or a pharmacist for advice.

Bisoprolol Side effects and Cautions

All medicines carry the potential for side effects, but not everybody who takes a specific medicine will respond identically. It is important that you remain vigilant of any changes in your condition or side effects during your course of treatment with Bisoprolol.

Before taking any medicine, you should always familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet (PIL) enclosed within in the packaging. This leaflet contains important information on how and when to take Bisoprolol, associated side effects and a complete list of ingredients.

Bisoprolol Side Effects

Common Bisoprolol Side Effects:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue (in patients with chronic heart failure)
  • Feeling cold or numb in the hands or feet
  • Headaches
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting

Some common side effects, such as dizziness, headaches and problems with indigestion, such as diarrhoea and nausea, usually subside after a short while of taking Bisoprolol.

Uncommon Side Effects of Bisoprolol:

  • Breathing problems (in patients with asthma or chronic lung disease)
  • Depression
  • Feeling weak (in patients with hypertension or angina pectoris)
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Sleep disturbances

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Further information regarding the safety of Bisoprolol can be found within the accompanying leaflet enclosed within the packaging.

If you experience any side effects, regardless of whether they are listed above or in the patient information leaflet, inform your doctor as soon as possible. You can also ask a pharmacist for advice on how to manage mild side effects.

Bisoprolol Allergies

Do not take Bisoprolol if you are allergic to bisoprolol fumarate or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

If you experience an allergic reaction after taking Bisoprolol, inform your doctor straight away. In the case of severe allergic reaction, such as suspected anaphylaxis, stop taking Bisoprolol and seek immediate emergency medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you so doctors can ascertain what you took.

Bisoprolol During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Do not take Bisoprolol if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are trying to conceive. Taking Bisoprolol during pregnancy can pose harm to the baby.

If you become pregnant while taking Bisoprolol, speak to your doctor - they will determine whether it is safe for you to continue taking Bisoprolol.

Do not take Bisoprolol during pregnancy. It is not known whether Bisoprolol is passed on through breast milk.

Other Safety Information

Always seek your doctor's advice before buying Bisoprolol online.

When you buy Bisoprolol online from Prescription Doctor, you will need to complete an online medical form in order for our doctor to ensure that this treatment is safe for you.

Please inform our doctor of all other medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed by your GP, bought over-the-counter, health and herbal supplements.

Do not take Bisoprolol past the expiry date printed on the packaging. The date refers to the last day of the specified month.

Avoid throwing away medicine via household or water waste. You should take unwanted or expired medicine to your local pharmacy and ask them to dispose of them safely on your behalf.

Always store medicines out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicine with anybody else, even if they are experiencing the same symptoms as you.

Getting the Most Out of Your Treatment With Bisoprolol

Aside from taking medication, there are a number of things you can do to help lower your blood pressure. First, consider making adjustments to your diet.

First, consider making adjustments to your diet. Eat a balanced diet - eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables for fibre and vitamins. Avoid foods high in salt and saturated fats.

Live an active lifestyle by exercising regularly. You can make small changes to your lifestyle to fit in exercise into your life, such as getting off the bus a stop early and walking the rest of the way, or taking the stairs instead of the lift.

If you are overweight, losing weight can help you lower your blood pressure.

Try to limit or avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages, as well as drinks high in sugar, such as fizzy pop and energy drinks.

Nicotine in cigarettes causes your blood pressure to rise and increases your heart rate. Quitting smoking has many more benefits to your health than just lowering your blood pressure.

By making changes to your lifestyle, you can make your condition more manageable. What's more is that if you adopt a healthy lifestyle early on, you can negate the need for medicines.

For advice on how to improve your diet and exercise, speak to your doctor for advice.

Where Can I Buy Bisoprolol Online in the UK?

Bisoprolol can be purchased from Prescription Doctor's UK registered pharmacy. Our online pharmacy offers a discreet and private service, allowing you to purchase your prescription medication online with confidence.

As well as Bisoprolol, Prescription Doctor stocks a number of different treatments for high blood pressure including:

  • Amias
  • Amlodipine
  • Enalapril
  • Lisinopril
  • Losartan
  • Ramipril

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Bisoprolol

What Should I Do If I Forget to Take Bisoprolol When I Should?

If you forget to take your daily dose of Bisoprolol, take it as soon as you remember. If you forget for a whole day, skip that dose and take your usual dose at your regular time.

What Should I Do If I Take Too Much Bisoprolol?

If you take more Bisoprolol than you should, you should contact your doctor or head to A&E as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself; get someone else to drive you. Take your medication packaging and any leftover tablets with you so that doctors know exactly what you took and how much.

Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Bisoprolol?

Drinking alcohol can increase the blood pressure-lowering effects of Bisoprolol. This can lead to feelings of dizziness and light-headedness. It is advisable to avoid alcohol when first taking Bisoprolol, or when you have had your dose increased, until you can see how the medicine affects you. If taking Bisoprolol makes you feel dizzy, it is best to avoid alcohol.

Will Bisoprolol Impact My Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery?

Taking Bisoprolol can make some people feel dizzy and light-headed. If you feel this way, you should avoid driving, riding a bike, using tools or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe for you to do so. It is best to see how your medication affects you before you engage in activities which require your concentration.

How Long Does Bisoprolol Take to Work?

While Bisoprolol starts working after 2 hours of taking it, it may take up to 6 weeks for Bisoprolol to reach its peak efficacy.

How Long Does Bisoprolol Stay in Your System?

Bisoprolol stays in your system for 2 to 3 days after you cease treatment.

Does Bisoprolol Cause Weight Gain?

Weight gain is noted as a rare side effect of Bisoprolol.


NICE/BNF, 2020. Bisoprolol Fumarate

NHS, 2018. Bisoprolol.

Accord Healthcare Limited, 2019. Bisoprolol 10 mg Film-Coated Tablets: Summary of Product Characteristics

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Bisoprolol
  • Manufacturer: Accord
  • Active Ingredient(s): Bisoprolol fumarate
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strength: 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg
  • Exemption: Prescription-only
  • Dosage: Take one tablet once daily
  • Description: Bisoprolol is a beta blocker used to lower blood pressure in adults with hypertension
  • Drug Class: Beta blocker
  • Alcohol Consumption: Avoid or limit alcohol consumption while taking Bisoprolol
  • When Pregnant: Do not take Bisoprolol if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Speak to your doctor for further advice.
  • When Breastfeeding: Do not take Bisoprolol while breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor for further information.
Click here to view the Bisoprolol - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Adil Bhaloda

Adil Bhaloda

Adil provides governance for the online services, overseeing prescription dispensation in line with UK pharmacy standards.

Published on: 23/02/2021 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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