- Treatment of stable chrome heart failure with reduced systolic left ventricular function in addition to ACE inhibitor, and diuretics, and optionally cardiac glycosides.
- Hypertension and angina for adults:
The usual starting dose is 2.5 – 5 mg once daily. If the antihypertensive effect of 5 mg is inadequate, the dose may be increased to 10 mg and then, if necessary, to 20 mg once daily.
- Chrome heart failure (CHF) for adults:
Standard treatment of CHF: Patients should be stable (without acute failure) when bisoprolol treatment is initiated. The treatment with bisoprolol is to be started with a gradual up titration according to the following steps:
1.25 mg (Use of suitable dosage forms when using doses of 1.25 mg) once daily for 1 week, if well tolerated increase to
2.5 mg once daily for a further week, if well tolerated increase to
3.75 mg once daily for a further week, if well tolerated increase to
5 mg once daily for the 4 following weeks, if well tolerated increase to
7.5 mg once daily for the 4 following weeks, if well tolerated increase to
10 mg once daily for the maintenance therapy
The maximum recommended dose is 10 mg once daily.
- Renal or hepatic impairment:
Titration of the dose in these populations should therefore be made with additional caution.
Bisostad 2.5 is administered orally, should be taken in the morning and can be taken with food.