Stopping 1.25mg bisoprolol after one and half month

Posted , 7 users are following.

I had stent in LAD about 1 and half years back.... my cardio told me to start 1.25mg bisoprolol on 23rd Nov but on 01 Jan after about one month i woke up feeling breathless after a couple of drinks on new years. . Thereafter the breathless feeling used to happen everyday for sometime in mornings and afternoon... i consulted another cardio and he suggested to dicontinue bisoprolol ...i stopped it on 10th Jan...but now after six days of leaving i do feel anxious and breathless with wheezing sometimes during the day....what could be the it withdrawl symtoms...

3 likes, 4 replies

Report / Delete

4 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi - I started taking 1.25mg Bisoprolol morning and night in December 2017. It immediately stopped the benign arrhythmia spasms I was experiencing, but for many months I suffered all manner of side effects, though none that you describe. What I ascribed as side effects were having bouts of ectopic beats, palpitations at night, horrible sensations around my heart and stomach and feeling my heart having all manner of strange muscular convulsions. However, all of that has subsided and most of the time I don't even know I've got a heart. There's no doubt in my mind that one has to allow ones body to adapt to a drug. Bisoprolol 1.25 mg is a low dosage and I would be surprised if it's causing the problems you describe. You need to look at your lifestyle as well and also evaluate your general state of health. This particular drug has worked wonders for me. Importantly, it's reduced my heart rate, lowered my BP and indirectly inspired me to slow down and make a few lifestyle changes. I now have a sense of well-being that I've not experienced for a long time. I'm 73 years old.   

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I was put on bisoprolol 1.25 Feb 2017 after a svt attack which needed to be put back in hospital, for 10 months I had fuzzy breathing. Bad ectopics , low blood pressure and heartbeat.  My head and chest felt a pressure, I was constantly light headed, I came off cold turkey , now waiting to see a specialist about ablation and check whether I have a fib.  At the moment I feel normal with the odd ectopics which I have had for 40 years. I am 70 years old.


    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Amit34103, I hear you and sympathise. I started Bisoprolol 1.25mg early January 2018 and just over 7 days ago, woke up one morning with shortness of breath and tightness in my chest and it has been the same breathing issues every morning since.

    It was only after many visits to the Doctor, hospital, and emergency room and being put on a nebuliser despite not being an asthmatic, that today I was told it was a reaction to Bisoprolol.

    The doctor has advised I stop taking the drug and having been to hell and back the past week, I prefer to put up with the Palps, than struggling to breathe, sitting up all night as I cant sleep and feeling like the living dead.

    Good luck and hope all goes well.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up