Bisoprolol causing gout

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Hi

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?

thanks,

Stuart

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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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