Bisoprolol uses and side effects

here we will discuss bisoprolol uses and side effects

Bisoprolol, sold under the brand name Zebeta among others, is a medication most commonly used for heart diseases.[4] This specifically includes high blood pressure, chest pain from not enough blood flow to the heart, and heart failure.
It is taken by mouth.

Common side effects include headache, feeling tired, diarrhea, and swelling in the legs.[4] More severe side effects include worsening asthma, blocking the ability to recognize low blood sugar, and worsening heart failure.[6] There are concerns that use during pregnancy may be harmful to the baby.
 Bisoprolol is in the Beta blocker family of medications and is of the β1 selective type.

Bisoprolol was patented in 1976 and approved for medical use in 1986.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[9] Bisoprolol is available as a generic medication.[4] The wholesale cost in the developing world is about 2.98 to 4.94 USD per month.[10] In the United States, as of 2015, it costs about 25 to 50 USD a month

Bisoprolol is beneficial in treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension), reduced blood flow to the heart (cardiac ischemia); congestive heart failure, and preventive treatment before and primary treatment after heart attacks, decreasing the chances of recurrence.
 Bisoprolol targets hypertension (elevated blood pressure).
 In cardiac ischemia, the drug is used to reduce the activity of the heart muscle, so reduces oxygen and nutrient demand, and reduced blood supply can still transport sufficient amounts of oxygen and nutrients.

Bisoprolol can be used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, ischemic heart diseases, and myocardial infarction after the acute event. Patients with compensated congestive heart failure may be treated with bisoprolol as a comedication (usually with an ACE inhibitor, a diuretic, and a digitalis-glycosid, if indicated). In patients with congestive heart failure, it reduces the need for and the consumption of oxygen of the heart muscle. It is very important to start with low doses, as bisoprolol reduces also the muscular power of the heart, which is an undesired effect in congestive heart failure