Bisoprolol causing gout

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I was diagnosed with AF in May and immediately put on 2.5mg of  Bisoprolol. For the past 4 weeks I have suffered gout flair ups in my feet, the last one this weekend being the worst. I am unable to take NSAIDs due to being on Apixaban. The pain is terrible, relentless and debilitating. Has anyone else experienced gout while on this drug? Are there any alternatives?



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    Hi you need to see your GP.mthey can prescribe col chine instead of nsaids which will help your gout. I can't find any info in the drug literature (via Google) but n article in America suggested a small number of people present with gout. Google does bisoprolol cause gout and see what comes up. But the main thing is see yr GP 

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    Agree with Julie best see the GP (hoptng he/she/zie) are sympathetic.

    It (gout caused by bisop) has been mentioned more than once in various threads on bisoporol so perhaps a "search thousands of discussions" might help if you have the patience/persistence

    Best of luck

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    I complained of persistent attacks of gout over the last year and a cardiologist (Dr Corden at Imperial NHS) suggested stopping Bisoprolol. I also had symptoms of cold or tingling toes. I stopped about four weeks ago and I have seen some partial improvement.
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      My consultant has agreed to take me off Bisoprolol and try Verapramil instead. Hopefully the other side effects of tiredness will also subside. I have only been on the drug for a couple of months.
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