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their symptoms are the same as yours.
tell your doctor or pharmacist.

n this leaflet:
1. What Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets
3. How to take Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets
6. Further Information


What Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets are and what they are used for

blood flow.
Bisoprolol Fumarate is used to:
cardiac muscle.
pump enough blood for your body’s needs, causing swelling (oedema) of the extremities and
shortness of breath.


Before you take Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets

Do not use Bisoprolol Fumarate:

your heart work
cardiogenic shock)

intermittent claudication (easily triggered pain in the legs during walking) or Raynaud’s syndrome
(with whitish, bluish and finally reddish turning fingers or toes associated with pain)

Take special care with Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets:

must inform the anaesthesiologist that you use Bisoprolol Fumarate)

and more medicines may be needed to treat the allergic reaction)
angina pectoris)
drying of eyes)
Taking other medicines
including medicines obtained without a prescription, herbal and natural products.
abnormal heartbeat),
neurological diseases).
do not stop taking these medicines without checking with your doctor first.



as phenobarbital (to treat epilepsy),

blood clots.
Taking Bisoprolol Fumarate with food and drink
Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets are taken in the morning with or without food. They are swallowed with
Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Driving and using machines

noted especially at the beginning of the treatment and after increasing the dosage. Bisoprolol


3. How to take Bisoprolol Fumarate tablets
Use Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Method of administration
Swallow the tablet with a sufficient amount of fluid (e.g. one glass of water) usually once a day in the
morning. Tablets are not to be chewed. Eating does not affect the absorption of the medicine.
To treat hypertension and angina pectoris
maximum if necessary.
To treat stable chronic heart failure
Treatment with bisoprolol must be started at a low dose and increased gradually. Your doctor will
decide how to increase the dose, and this will normally be done in the following way:

Depending on how well you tolerate the medicine, your doctor may also decide to lengthen the time

condition may become worse.
Children and adolescents (less than 18 years):
There is not enough experience on the use of Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets in children, and thus the use
Elderly patients:
insufficiency, see below.
Patients suffering from renal or hepatic insufficiency:
If you take more Bisoprolol Fumarate than you should
emergency room immediately.

If you forget to take Bisoprolol Fumarate
Take the next tablet normally, when it is the time to take it. Do not take a double dose or greater to
make up for a forgotten dose or doses.
If you stop taking Bisoprolol Fumarate
Treatment with Bisoprolol Fumarate should not be stopped abruptly especially if the patient has a

4. Possible side effects

suddenly or gets worse rapidly. The most serious side effects are related to the heart function where

Very common (in 1 to 10 patients out of 10)
Common (in 1 to 10 patients out of 100)

Uncommon (in 1 to 10 patients out of 1000)

Rare (in 1 to 10 patients out of 10 000)

Very rare (in less than 1 patient out of 10 000)

your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Bisoprolol Fumarate tablets
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the label and the carton.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

6. Further Information
What Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets contain

sodium starch glycolate (Type A) and magnesium stearate.
What Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets look like and contents of the pack:
one side.

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This leaflet was last revised in: June 2012


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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