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User Reviews for Bisoprolol

Bisoprolol has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 81 ratings on Drugs.com. 48% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 23% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
High Blood Pressure  
6.8
46 reviews 267 medications
Supraventricular Tachycardia  
5.9
25 reviews 25 medications
Heart Failure  
6.0
5 reviews 124 medications
Premature Ventricular Depolarizations  
9.0
3 reviews 2 medications
Mitral Valve Prolapse  
4.0
2 reviews 12 medications
Summary of Bisoprolol reviews 6.5 81 reviews

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Reviews for Bisoprolol

Mother · Taken for 5 to 10 years · July 27, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Taken bisoprolol for about 10 years for HBP I was on 5mg to start but having side effects reduced to 2.5 still having side effects quite a few very bad sinus, mucus, fuzzy head, joint pain very tired also feeling I'm going to pass out generally not well on this meds anymore looking for answers does meds start rejecting the body when being on them for long time anyone else felt the same appreciate inputs thankyou”

3 / 10
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BPdrugMadness · Taken for 2 to 5 years · February 4, 2021

For High Blood Pressure: “After being on virtually every type of BP drug- or rejecting some immediately like diuretics- this bisoprolol is the only drug I can tolerate. No side effects other than not being able to stay up very late, numerous sleep wake ups thru the night, pretty bad ED and joint/muscle stiffness and arthritis in wrists. I know this med causes this stiffness/pain since I've went off it a few times and my body felt normal again. I deal with these side effects since they are easier to tolerate than headaches, rapid pulse, constipation/bloating that other types such as ACE, Calcium Channel and ARBs give me. Diuretics and Vasodilators even give me chills and insomnia! Thus Bisoprolol isn't perfect, but it's way more tolerable than most others.”

7 / 10
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Virz · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 19, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Wow...I have no words for how amazing bisoprolol is. I'm a 22 year old male with Severe Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Hypertension and Tachychardia. I was prescribed 2.5mg of Bisoprolol and it didn't bring any significant change to anything, my BP reading was always on 130-150/85-110 never lower than that and my heartbeat rate was always past 80. So I decided to up the dose to 5mg/day, I was shocked that my BP reading was 121/78 today (15 minutes after taking the 5mg dose). Not to mention that my anxiety was reduced too, following my slowed heartbeat rate. This drug is quite the lifesaver, also on another case if you experience any Panic Attack just gulp down 5mg of Bisoprolol and you will be fine and better in 30 minutes. This works so well for me.”

10 / 10
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Des · Taken for less than 1 month · November 2, 2019

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: “I was originally prescribed Metoprolol and was experiencing serious side effects. My doctor took me off of it and didn’t prescribe anything to replace it. For a year I continued to suffer with the heart issues and became unable to function. I went into a clinic in active Atrial fibrillation and the clinic doctor prescribed Bisoprolol 5mg once a day and now I feel on top of the world! I am wondering if anyone else has used this medication for the same condition?”

10 / 10
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barrycard · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 16, 2021

For High Blood Pressure: “A dangerous drug. Its supposed to help with palpitations but actually gave me worse arrhythmias and breathlessness that led me to the ER. It also causes severe anxiety when trying to wean off it. Don't let your doctor prescribe you this rubbish as there are better alternatives out there.”

1 / 10
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John · Taken for 10 years or more · June 12, 2019

Zebeta (bisoprolol) for High Blood Pressure: “After experiencing induced hypertriglyceridemia with long term use of Tenormin (50mg/day), and finding metoprolol to be useless, I have been using bisoprolol (5mg/2x day) for more than 10 years with outstanding results. As a side effect (bonus), bisoprolol reduces triglyceride and LDL levels and increases HDL. As a person that has been dealing with hypertension for around 40 years, I strongly recommend bisoprolol as the beta blocker of choice.”

10 / 10
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Rochma · Taken for 2 to 5 years · November 6, 2019

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: “I have been taking Bisoprolol 10 mg ( one per day) for 3 years now. I was suffering Tachycardia and was fainting regularly. At 70 years of age I go jogging and go to the gym once per week. I feel super fit and my personal trainer says I am fitter than many of his customers who are 30 years younger than me. No doubt I will just drop down dead one day ( Brexit will probably still be rumbling on ! ) but in the meantime > hallelujah !”

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Dani · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 11, 2021

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: “I got put on bisprolol 1.25mg after spending a night in hospital with a heart rate of 167 refusing to go down for 6-8 hours and then suffering nightly palpitations for days after which were waking me up. Placed on them whilst under investigation with tests. Whilst bisoprolol helped stopped the episodes for 4 months I didn't realise how ill they were making me. I've now been off them for 4 days with advice from my DR. I was planning to switch but do not need to ATM. Here's some of the side effects I was experiencing on the medication which have mostly gone away after stopping them, more symptoms appeared over time. Started with blurred vision, eyes became sore and swollen especially in mornings, eye twitching started in one eye, then second. Muscle twitches in hands and feet. Veins enlarging in hands. Waking up every morning feeling breathless and tightness on my chest. Brain fog. Could feel and hear my heartbeat even whilst low. Heart rate dropping below 60. Weight gain.”

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Khan · Taken for less than 1 month · May 3, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “I'm on Bisoprolol 2.5mg for last 3 weeks. It makes my heart rate between 40-50bpm and I have felt numerous side effects. Initially, the bp levels were normal but now it gets 150/100 during night. My GP has added Telmisartan 40mg with it. Hopefully it will work. Overall, I'm really tired of Bisoprolol. Bad experience.”

4 / 10
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Lo · December 29, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “On bisoprolol at a dose of 2.5 mg and have side effect symptoms of extreme fatigue and 6lb weight gain.x 3 months. I have no anxiety and my blood pressure is great. Used to work out daily now maybe once a week. I don’t like the lethargic feeling .”

7 / 10
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VVW · October 19, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “A doctor (whom I trust with my life) gave me this medicine under a different brand name (Concor in India) and foolishly, took this for almost 2 years without reading the chemical name Now, coming to present suffering from severe asthma like conditions, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, every morning is a nightmare until the symptoms go away. On Seretide puffers, nasal sprays to clear nasal congestions...add sugar to the mix owing to Seretide  *facepalm* Folks if a doctor ever says, benefit outweighs side effects seriously question them. ”

1 / 10
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Lucy33 · Taken for less than 1 month · September 15, 2015

For High Blood Pressure: “i didn't realize how sick I was until this drug started working. It's been a month now and my sleep has improved I am no longer being jerked awake....my heart doesn't feel like it's going to explode and my blood pressure is calmer and not throbbing in my neck and head. I'm so great full I could cry and kiss my Dr...”

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Glad · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 22, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “I was diagnosed with AFIB. My cardiologist prescribed xaralto 10mg and bisoproorol 2.5mg. My blood pressure was always low normal. My heart rate was fast 93 to 110. This bisoproprol caused many side effects for me . Incontinence, nightmares, rapid weight g (15 pounds))extraordinary fatgue,hair loss, finally to swollen ankles. After 5 months I decide to gradually reduce 1/2 pill to 1/8 to none. It took a full month to see results. I am back to normal. Thank goodness. It is not the drug for all people. I am currently on only xaralto and 250mg of magnesium with no AFIB symptoms and low to normal blood pressure and heart rate”

1 / 10
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rinkly · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 30, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Have been taking Bisoprolol 2.5mg for about a year. Blood pressure reduced - good. Tiredness and fatigue - not so good. Erectile disfunction - awful. Maybe I should stop taking Bisoprolol and live life to the full although unfortunately maybe not a good idea. So to this end it is effective for the treatment needed.”

7 / 10
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Scruffy Money · Taken for 2 to 5 years · March 6, 2021

For High Blood Pressure: “Had been taking Bisoprolol 5mg for several years, didn't notice any side effects, but late last year I fainted a couple of times, and then on several occasions my BP went over 200, after tests my medication was raised to 7.5, within a couple of days I had permanent cold hands and feet, loss of appetite, and mood swings, all on the possible side effects list.”

6 / 10
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Jimmy · December 12, 2020

For Premature Ventricular Depolarizations: “Hi, was diagnosed about 3 months ago with ectopic heart beats at above 3%. Doctor recommended starting Bisoprolol. I was very concerned as worried I might not be able to stop once started. Anyway having had to wait nearly a month with these weird ectopic beats, thought I should give it ago. After about 6 weeks noticed the beats were back to normal albeit much slower heart rate at around 50 - 60bpm resting. I only take 1.25mg once a day and it seems to have helped a lot but must stick to taking at regular times. I’m waiting for echocardiogram and just hoping heart will show up as normal Structurally! All in all I think it has been worth taking it, as mild side effects much better than dealing with panic attacks daily and ectopic beats.”

9 / 10
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Lee · Taken for less than 1 month · November 14, 2020

For Premature Ventricular Depolarizations: “Hi there Had a novacor monitor for 5 days recently it recorded some irregular activity and the cardiologist advised to start me on 2.5mg Bisoprolol fumarate. After one week I now have heart rate as low as 35 when tired at night with an average of 39-42 during the day. What do I do? Should I stop taking these and suffer the wonky heart beats, feels like a no win situation.”

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V J · Taken for less than 1 month · April 27, 2020

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: “Previously was on amiodarone for a decade. Last month I underwent a 3D Mapping ablation and was switched on to bisoprolol 2.5mg. After a couple of days I started having issues. Higher production of mucus which led to a severe lung congestion, fatigue was also high, itching of skin which led to rashes and nausea. Never had this kind of side effects with amiodarone, metroprolol, sotalol or any other medicines.”

1 / 10
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Sparrow · April 9, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Started on 10 mg of Bisoprolol and felt great at first then after a few weeks I started feeling really tired and nauseous, my doctor has since halved it to 5mg . Not so tired but don’t feel a lot better and was wondering if 2.5 might work?”

4 / 10
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Anonymous · March 14, 2008

For High Blood Pressure: “This medication has worked extremely well for me. My blood pressure which used to be a constant 145-150 over 100-105 within a week of use of this medication dropped to a constant 115/75. And that is a consistent measurement over several days. My heart rate which was always 85 -95 at rest is now 60-65. To be honest, I am shocked both the efficacy of this medication, and by my need for it.”

10 / 10
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Dipu · Taken for 2 to 5 years · February 18, 2021

For High Blood Pressure: “Taking bisoprolol 2.5 mg since June 2018 after angioplasty. (along with clopidogrel, aspirin , metformin and lercanidipine.) Do workout more than 1 hour daily, morning and evening together. Stopped sugar altogether. Feel terribly tired, have issues with peaceful sleep, nocturia, and now serious ED, since recently. BP fluctuates, from 160/90 to 140/70. I feel another BP drug may be tried, I have to discuss seriously with my cardiologist during my next visit . Because of the side effects which affects the quality of life , I am not a fan of Bisoprolol”

5 / 10
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Billy W · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 11, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “Have been taking Bisoprolol 2.5mg for just over a month now. I’m extremely pleased with the way it’s lowered my blood pressure and pulse has reduced from 90-140 to 55-100. I did however, only after taking it for about 3 weeks, notice that I am getting an extremely dry mouth. Small price to pay though, I suppose.”

9 / 10
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Cissy · Taken for 10 years or more · April 29, 2019

For High Blood Pressure: “Caution--efficacy varies greatly depending on generic manufacturer. For 15 years I used MYLAN generic. It worked wonderfully at 5mg dose. Then pharmacy switched to Unichem manufacturer--my BP went to over 170/110. Certain it was the Unichem generic because I was able to return to MYLAN and BP reduced again. Also, to those with palpitations or Right Bundle Branch Block with PVCs your potassium levels may be low. My abnormal ECG completely cured with prescription potassium supplement. Also lowers BP and restores normal sinus rhythm from bradycardia (too slow). Look at your blood test results yourself and compare with normal ranges. Often Doctors only tell you if your results are very far out of range however, even slightly off can cause many symptoms. You are entitled to copies of medical records and good info is available on internet regarding normal ranges.”

10 / 10
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Bill · Taken for less than 1 month · April 27, 2020

For High Blood Pressure: “Brought my blood pressure down from 170/110 to normal levels fairly quickly (under a week). However, started to notice side effects particularly fatigue, shortness of breath, weight gain and some loss of libido. Tried a 1/2 dosage for a week or so and symptoms dropped a little but not enough for my liking. Also, the blood pressure started to creep up with just a 1/2 dose. Although the drug was effective, I will probably seek an alternative med for my blood pressure.”

5 / 10
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Toby66 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · April 17, 2013

For Premature Ventricular Depolarizations: “I have taken 5 mg of bisoprolol for ectopic beats and sinus tachycardia for a year now. The medication has entirely stopped the palpitations and I feel much better. Only side effect was tiredness at first, but has now gone. Would recommend this beta blocker over any other, it is very effective.”

9 / 10
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