DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dose of bisoprolol fumarate must be individualized to the needs of the patient. The usual starting dose is 5 mg once daily. In some patients, 2.5 mg may be an appropriate starting dose (see Bronchospastic Disease in WARNINGS). 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.
Patients with Renal or Hepatic Impairment
In patients with hepatic impairment (hepatitis or cirrhosis) or renal dysfunction (creatinine clearance less than 40 mL/min), the initial daily dose should be 2.5 mg and caution should be used in dose-titration. Since limited data suggest that bisoprolol fumarate is not dialyzable, drug replacement is not necessary in patients undergoing dialysis.
It is not necessary to adjust the dose in the elderly, unless there is also significant renal or hepatic dysfunction (see above and Geriatric Use in PRECAUTIONS).
There is no pediatric experience with bisoprolol fumarate.
Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets USP 5 mg, are pink, round, biconvex, film coated, imprinted “ E” over “ 771” and bisected on the other side.
Bisoprolol Fumarate Tablets USP 10 mg, are white, round, biconvex, film coated, imprinted “ E” over “ 774” and plain on the other side.
Both the 5 mg and 10 mg tablets are available in bottles of 30 and 100.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
Protect from moisture.
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP with a child-resistant closure, as required.
KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED.
KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATION OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
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