Hi, new to bisoprolol 5mg for about 5 weeks. Bad diarrhoea and quite frustrated . Has anyone has same experience and did it settle eventually. How long did it take. Thanks
Diarrhoea on bisoprolol: Hi, new to... - Diabetes & Hypert...
Thanks for your quick response shahzam! I have been on nifedipine metformin & omeprazol for about 4 yrs but the bisoprolol was jst added . Wondering if the combination is the cause of the diarrhoea.
Re laxative food, I have had to analysed my food and eliminated some but no improvement yet. I will inform my doctor if it continues.
Metformin is usually a first choice for helping to control Diabetes primarily I guess because of cost. The problems you endured are very common and going back to your GP should result in a change - possibly to Metformin SR - to see if you can get away with that, it probably is a little gentler on your innards but if not then don't hesitate to go back again as there is still more that can be tried.
Have had Metformin myself which caused problems you descibe, then onto Metformin SR - same result. Next on to Gliclazide & Sitagliptin which didn't do a lot so then on to a Non-Insulin injection whose name evades me at present. Seemed to work well at first but eventually moved on to insulin and now take 100units twice a day.
Thanks again shopman.
You may want to know that I have been on metformin for 4 years and I have never experience diarrhoea until bisoprolol was added 5 weeks ago. Did you think that combining metformin and bisoprolol isn't ideal.
I hope to get an appointment sometimes next week to sort this.
Thanks for taking your time to explain
Please note I am no medic and proper advice should be sought.
There is a possibility that putting the 2 medicines together could cause your symptoms - possibly the situation has always been there just need something to slip it over the edge. The thing to work out is what is the most important of the 2 and which one to possibly drop in favour of something else. When making an appointment to see your GP I would class it as rather urgent as you could end up making yourself dehydrated.