Taking 2 Hypertension Drugs At The Same Time?
Hello… I want to ask if it’s okay to take bisoprolol and atenolol at the same time for patients with kidney disease? and if not, why?
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Bisoprolol is a beta blocker drug that works to treat hypertension as a single therapy or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs, this drug can also treat angina or chronic heart failure. Bisoprolol should not be used by people with asthma, slow heart rate, cardiogenic shock, 2nd and 3rd degree AV block, and patients who are allergic to bisoprolol. Some drugs that may interact with bisoprolol are:
other beta-blocker drugs. Calcium channel blockers. Antiarrhythmic drugs. Alpha blockers. Anesthetics, malaria, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Atenolol is the same as bisoprolol for treating high blood pressure, angina, and heart attacks. Atenolol is also a beta blocker, so the side effects are the same. So it's better not to use it at the same time because it has the same function, if it's used together it will further increase hypotension or low blood pressure, either in kidney disease patients or non-kidney disease patients. However, you should first consult with your internist.
Thank you, hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah