Congescor Skin Toxicity Side Effect Reports
The following Congescor Skin Toxicity side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Skin Toxicity, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Congescor or it might take time to develop.
|Dehydration, Dermatitis, Erythema Multiforme, Renal Failure Acute, Skin Toxicity, Urticaria, Viral Infection|
This Skin Toxicity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 82-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: atrial fibrillation,cardiac failure,hyperthyroidism. The patient was prescribed Congescor (bisoprolol) (dosage: 1,25 Mg Oral), which was started on Jan 08, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Congescor (bisoprolol) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
Congescor Skin Toxicity Causes and Reviews
What is vitamin D deficiency?
Vitamin D deficiency means that you are not getting enough vitamin D to stay healthy.Why do I need vitamin D and how do I get it?
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Calcium is one of the main building blocks of bone. Vitamin D also has a role in your nervous, muscle, and immune systems.
You can get vitamin D in three ways: through your skin, from your diet, and from supplements. Your body forms vitamin D naturally after exposure to sunlight. But too much sun exposure can lead to skin aging and skin cancer, so many people try to get their vitamin D from other sources.How much vitamin D do I need?
The amount of vitamin D you need each day depends on your age. The recommended amounts, in international units (IU), are
- Birth to 12 months: 400 IU
- Children 1-13 years: 600 IU
- Teens 14-18 years: 600 IU
- Adults 19-70 years: 600 IU
- Adults 71 years and older: 800 IU
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women: 600 IU
People at high risk of vitamin D deficiency may need more. Check with your health care provider about how much you need.What causes vitamin D deficiency?
You can become deficient in vitamin D for different reasons:
- You don't get enough vitamin D in your diet
- You don't absorb enough vitamin D from food (a malabsorption problem)
- You don't get enough exposure to sunlight.
- Your liver or kidneys cannot convert vitamin D to its active form in the body.
- You take medicines that interfere with your body's ability to convert or absorb vitamin D
Some people are at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency:
- Breastfed infants, because human milk is a poor source of vitamin D. If you are breastfeeding, give your infant a supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D every day.
- Older adults, because your skin doesn't make vitamin D when exposed to sunlight as efficiently as when you were young, and your kidneys are less able to convert vitamin D to its active form.
- People with dark skin, which has less ability to produce vitamin D from the sun.
- People with disorders such as Crohn's disease or celiac disease who don't handle fat properly, because vitamin D needs fat to be absorbed.
- People who have obesity, because their body fat binds to some vitamin D and prevents it from getting into the blood.
- People who have had gastric bypass surgery
- People with osteoporosis
- People with chronic kidney or liver disease.
- People with hyperparathyroidism (too much of a hormone that controls the body's calcium level)
- People with sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, histoplasmosis, or other granulomatous disease (disease with granulomas, collections of cells caused by chronic inflammation)
- People with some lymphomas, a type of cancer.
- People who take medicines that affect vitamin D metabolism, such as cholestyramine (a cholesterol drug), anti-seizure drugs, glucocorticoids, antifungal drugs, and HIV/AIDS medicines.
Talk with your health care provider if you are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. There is a blood test which can measure how much vitamin D is in your body.What problems does vitamin D deficiency cause?
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures.
Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend. African American infants and children are at higher risk of getting rickets. In adults, severe vitamin D deficiency leads to osteomalacia. Osteomalacia causes weak bones, bone pain, and muscle weakness.
Researchers are studying vitamin D for its possible connections to several medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis. They need to do more research before they can understand the effects of vitamin D on these conditions.How can I get more vitamin D?
There are a few foods that naturally have some vitamin D:
- Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel
- Beef liver
- Egg yolks
You can also get vitamin D from fortified foods. You can check the food labels to find out whether a food has vitamin D. Foods that often have added vitamin D include
- Breakfast cereals
- Orange juice
- Other dairy products, such as yogurt
- Soy drinks
Vitamin D is in many multivitamins. There are also vitamin D supplements, both in pills and a liquid for babies.
If you have vitamin D deficiency, the treatment is with supplements. Check with your health care provider about how much you need to take, how often you need to take it, and how long you need to take it.Can too much vitamin D be harmful?
Getting too much vitamin D (known as vitamin D toxicity) can be harmful. Signs of toxicity include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Excess vitamin D can also damage the kidneys. Too much vitamin D also raises the level of calcium in your blood. High levels of blood calcium (hypercalcemia) can cause confusion, disorientation, and problems with heart rhythm.
Most cases of vitamin D toxicity happen when someone overuses vitamin D supplements. Excessive sun exposure doesn't cause vitamin D poisoning because the body limits the amount of this vitamin it produces.
Congescor Skin Toxicity Reviews
|Sun, 18 Dec 2011|
I am 86 and have atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure. On 8/12/11, I was given Congescor/hemifurmurate by the chemist instead of my normal Bisoprolol. Instructions did say that I may feel ill for a few days . Within 3 days I developed difficulty breathing, dark yellow blood stained fluid running from the nose, dull headaches and light headedness and dark yellow urine in stops and starts rather than normal flow, I developed an extremely painful right ankle and ankle oedema with red erthyema rash, I was unable to walk and became semi-immobile around the around the home. Muscle weakness in the left knee and right ankle gave way when I tried to stand or walk around the home.
My sleeping patterns changed and I had to pull oxygen in, and was unable to breath comfortably in bed at night. By day 5, I was very ill and on day 6 contacted the GP surgery to let them know that I was going to have to stop the new tablets . The GP agreed.
|Sun, 29 Jan 2012|
wife noticed my water tablet had been changed from bendrafusamide to Congescor could this be why i have been feeling tired no energy and constent diharea
|Wed, 15 Dec 2010|
i have just been prescribed Congescor and Ramipril after a triple heart bypass back in April. Having read the Info Sheet I was suprised to read that once on it I have to see my Doctor and be weaned off it. Has any one else been prescribed similar 9 months after surgery?
|Wed, 12 Aug 2009|
|Are bouts of deprsession relevant to Congescor tablets|
|Wed, 03 Mar 2010|
|I am suffering from frequent severe headaches since starting Congescor. Has anyone else experienced this as a side effect?|
|Thu, 04 Jun 2009|
|i am 48 and i have Atriel Fibrillation and am on Congescor and Warfarin whilst awaiting a 'Cardioversion'. i am desperately trying to lose weight, is Congescor blocking my weight loss or is it just my age?|
|Sat, 04 Sep 2010|
|had bouts of dihareia normally once a day i am 78 blood presure is a little high|