Bisoprolol Side Effects
Runny nose, fatigue, and upper respiratory infections are some of the most common side effects reported with bisoprolol. Side effects appear to be mild in most cases and usually do not require medical attention. However, certain problems are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, including depression, chest pain, and lightheadedness or fainting.
An Introduction to Bisoprolol Side Effects
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta®). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with bisoprolol. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Serious Side Effects Seen With Bisoprolol
Some bisoprolol side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Lightheadedness or fainting, which can be a sign of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Chest pain
- Worsening of asthma
- Signs of heart failure, such as:
- Rapid weight gain
- Swelling of the hands and feet
- Shortness of breath
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Unexplained rash
- Unexplained swelling
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.