Bisoprolol 2.5 mg Sandoz

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Hi Everyone, 

I've had 8 fabulous weeks on Bisoprolol 2.5 mg produced by Sandoz.  I know many of you don't like this brand, but after 5+ years I was actually able to 'live'!  I fought tooth and nail to stay on this over the last 2 weeks instead of changing to Carvedilol.  My new prescription started Saturday and it wasn't long before I felt as I used to .... that horrid feeling of light-headedness.  It's so hard to explain.  Anyway, I've pushed it all aside and done my best to ignore it, but this morning I was absolutely dead to the world, didn't feel right when I got up and low and behold I had tachycardia.  Has anyone else experienced, same drug and dose with a difference?  Does that make sense?  Thanks in advance.  Kind Regards, Denise.

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    Hi I have been on 2.5mg of bisoprolol for a while to restrict my heart pace and prevent me slipping back into af, and it so far suits me fine.  I don't think I have any symptoms, if so I am unaware of them.  I may be lucky as I have read of many people feeling really bad and listless with this drug.  Hope my comments here help.

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      Thank you Tony.  I am pleased for you. What brand are you taking Tony?   I went the whole 8 weeks, no symptoms/side effects either and so of course I was over the moon.  The tachycardia has settled now since taking my morning dose at about quarter to 10.  I shall see what the next few days bring.  I've been fine since that bout and I hope it stays that way.  Kind Regards, Denise.

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      Hi Denise

      My current manufacturer is Mylan but each time I pick up a prescription it seems to be a different package. Another has been Chanelle Medical. Really hope it works out for you and it helps keep things at bay. I think without this drug I would run a serious risk of af again. Certainly the cardiologist has said it is "inevitable" but my sinus seems very stable. Let me know how things progress. Tony.

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    Hi, Denise.

    Did you go from Bisoprolol to Carvedilol?

    Or from Bisoprolol to a different brand of Bisoprolol?

    Since if you went from Bisoprolol to Carvedilol, even though they are both Beta blockers, they are different drugs with different mechanisms and side effects.

    Also, Carvedilol is non-selective and Bisoprolol is B1 selective Beta blocker.

    If you changed from one Bisoprolol to another Bisoprolol, well, those drugs are usually 90% the same, but they CAN have different side effects or some side effects can be stronger on some brands of a drug like dizziness, feeling more tired, breathing problems etc (even though, each person is unique and each of us will react differently to each brand. Some will like one brand more, while others will like some other brands).

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      Hi Bob

      Thank you for taking the time to help.  I don't know what non-selective means Bob, but I shall do some research.  I had been on Bisoprolol (Sandoz) for about 2 months, when my prescription was given for Carvedilol.  I read about urinary incontinence and dizziness and I confess it really rather put the wind up me.  I therefore begged to stay on Bisoprolol and this was granted.  The first day, was awful and it was just that day basically.  It wasn't far short of when I was taking the Cardicor brand and I confess to feeling really fraught.  I didn't want to experience what I had been for 5 years previously.  I am fine now,  thank you very much and I hope it stays that way.  If only someone had listened to me when I kept going back and forth with my symptoms and thought that maybe it was the brand.  No one did and as far as I was concerned (quite naturally), I believed there must be something wrong with my heart.  Thanks again, Bob.  Kind Regards, Denise.

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