This medication belongs to a class of blood pressure-lowering drugs known as beta blockers, which work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. Beta blockers make the heart beat more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. They also help blood vessels dilate (open up) to improve blood flow.

Treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension), alone or in combination with other anti-hypertension medications.

Do not give to patients with cardiogenic shock, overt cardiac failure, 2nd or 3rd degree AV block, SA block, sick sinus syndrome, symptomatic bradycardia and hypotension, untreated pheochromocytoma, metabolic acidosis, severe, peripheral arterial disease, severe bronchial asthma or severe COPD.

Tiredness, slow heartbeat, diarrhea, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

This drug may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid tobacco use.


Before taking bisoprolol, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain types of heart rhythm problems (such as a slow heartbeat, second- or third-degree atrioventricular block), severe heart failure.



Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: fingolimod.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as cough-and-cold products, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen for pain/fever reduction) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or heart rate. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

Symptoms of overdose may include: very slow heartbeat, severe dizziness, severe weakness, fainting, trouble breathing. If overdose is suspected, bring the victim to the hospital immediately.


Available brands:

  • Bisosten (XL Lab/Ambica)
  • Concore (Merck)
  • RiteMED Bisoprolol (RiteMED)
  • Sandoz Bisoprolol (Sandoz)

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