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Betafix 5 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Information regarding the use of Betafix 5 during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Betafix 5 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Betafix 5 may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Betafix 5 should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Betafix 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular b... View More
Betafix 5 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Betafix 5 may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Betafix 5 ... View More
Betafix 5 belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (heart-related chest pain... View More
Uses of Betafix 5
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Angina (heart-related chest pain)
- Heart failure
Side effects of Betafix 5
- Cold extremities
How to use Betafix 5
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Betafix 5 may be taken wit... View More
How Betafix 5 works
Betafix 5 is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping ... View More
- It may cause dizziness. If this happens to you, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
- It can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you are diabetic. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly.
- Do not stop taking Betafix 5 suddenly as it can cause your blood pressure to rise suddenly, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Hypertension, Angina pectoris, Congestive heart failure
May be taken with or without food.
The usual starting dose is 5 mg once daily. In some patients, 2.5 mg may be an appropriate starting dose. If the antihypertensive effect of 5 mg is ina... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) <40 Initial: 2.5 mg/day.
Patients with cardiogenic shock, overt cardiac failure, second or third degree AV block and marked sinus bradycardia.
Mode of Action
Bisoprolol selectively and competitively blocks beta1-receptors but has little or no effect on beta2-receptors except at high doses.
Impaired Renal or Hepatic Function. Lactation: excretion in milk unknown; use caution
1-10% Dizziness (10%),Dyssomnia (8%-10%),Bradyarrhythmia (9%),Upper respiratory infection (5%),Diarrhea (4%),Rhinitis (4%),Arthralgia (3%),Cough (3%),D... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: C Lactation: excretion in milk unknown; use caution
May potentiate AV conduction time and may increase negative inotropic effect w/ class I antiarrhythmic drugs (e.g. quinidine, disopyramide, propafenone)... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More