Bisoprolol Fumarate for High Blood Pressure
Bisoprolol is a type of medication that deceases the intensity with which the heart is pounding, both its pace and the physical energy and is used to treat various cardiovascular disorders. A beta-blocker, biosoprolol is particularly effective for individuals who are suffering from high blood pressure, while it is also used to treat conditions in which the heart beats too fast or too slow, disorders in which the heart does not get enough oxygen and various other related illnesses. Over the years it has shown to also help with reducing the amount of pain in the chest area. Occasionally, a medical care provider will prescribe bisoprolol to control disorders such as anxiety and numerous types of illnesses affecting the thyroid gland. When it comes to treating high blood pressure, bisoprolol does not provide a cure for the condition, but it rather just masks the symptoms, or limits their presence. It should be taken under strict supervision from an experienced doctor and it should not be discontinued once the high blood pressure is put under control as such action would cause many adverse effects to the body.
Common Side Effects of Bisoprolol
Possible side effects from taking bisoprolol are numerous and anyone who decides to proceed with this type of medication should use extra caution. The overall general side effects include difficulties during breathing, dizziness, insomnia and related sleep problems, anxiety and arythmia. There are also those adverse effects that conflict with various other conditions and/or medications which a person has to be taking to battle another illness. For instance, many beta blockers are known to cause various muscle problems, sometimes limiting individuals in their daily activities and other times in living a healthy and physically active life. Also, people who are prone to skin problems are seldom recommended any kind of beta blockers as they are known to intensify various types of irritations and skin allergies. Further, those patients who have other underlying conditions aside from hypertension, such as asthma or many other related respiratory illnesses, are either advised against bisoprolol or should only use it as the last resort. As mentioned previously, once the bisoprolol places high blood pressure under control, an individual taking it must proceed as recommended by a medical care professional for a sudden discontinuation could produce symptoms of withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms include arrhythmia and pain in the chest area. Finally, diminished sex drives, as well as impotence, are known to be the side effects of beta blockers. On the other hand, there are many medical disorders with which bisoprolol will not conflict. For instance, individuals suffering from liver diseases can use bisoprolol if they have to be taking medications for high blood pressure as well. Anyone with blood disorders, diabetes, or a coronary artery disorder can take bisoprolol without having to worry that it would worsen their underlying problems.
What Bendroflumethiazide Does Differently?
There is another kind of a beta blocker called Corzide, which is among other things based on bendroflumethiazide and widely used to treat high blood pressure. The primary purpose of bendroflumethiazide in Corzide is to stimulate the creation and expulsion of urine, which in turn lowers the blood pressure. Similarly to bisoprolol, Corzide does not provide a solution to high blood pressure, but instead only stops the emergence of the symptoms and has to be taken for the duration of the treatment, as prescribed by a health care provider.
Side Effects of Bendroflumethiazide
Every kind of medication has its good and its bad sides and so does bendroflumethiazide. A couple of the most common side effects are a loss of volume of the blood, episodes of sudden loss of blood pressure and arrhythmia. On occasion, a patient may complain of a loss of consciousness to the loss of vision, but these symptoms are fairly rare. There are other various side effects affecting different body parts and organs. For instance, bendroflumethiazide can have adverse effects on the respiratory system and result in difficulties while breathing. Also, many individuals complain about an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion, fainting and headaches, while others suffer from cramps and muscle spasms. When it comes to the digestive system, bendroflumethiazide is known to lead to loose bowel, irregular stool, vomiting and in some cases even to the development of eating disorders. There have been cases when individuals developed glucose intolerance and gall bladder and pancreas infections after having been taking bendroflumethiazide for a while. Also, there have been more than a few instances of various types of anemia that affect persons who take bendroflumethiazide. Similarly to bisoprolol, bendroflumethiazide should not be used by individuals with sensitive skin, as it is known to cause lesions, irritations, and excessive dryness. Many have complained from the overall body itching, from palms and hands to the extremities.