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Zebeta

Generic Name: Bisoprolol Bisoprolol BIS-oh-PROLOL [BIS-oh-PROE-lol]
Drug Class: Cardioselective beta blockers

There is no evidence that the Zebeta brand name has been taken off the market in the U.S. If there are generic versions of this product that were approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are substitutes that are similar to the original.

What is Zebeta?

Zebeta is a beta-blocker that alters the heart as well as the circulation (blood flows through veins and arteries).Zebeta can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).Zebeta could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Warnings

Do not miss dosages or cease taking Zebeta without consulting your physician. If you stop abruptly, it could cause your condition to get worse or create other serious heart problems.If you are planning to undergo any kind of surgery, be sure to inform your surgeon beforehand that you're using this medication.

It is not recommended to make use of Zebeta for those who suffer from a serious heart issue like "AV block," severe heart failure, or heartbeats that slow down and may have led to fainting.Use Zebeta according to the directions, regardless of whether you feel good. High blood pressure can have no signs. You could need blood pressure medications throughout your life.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to take Zebeta if you are sensitive to bisoprolol or if you suffer from severe heart problems like:

  • "AV block";
  • Severe heart failure;
  • Slow heartbeats have led you to faint.

To be sure Zebeta is suitable for you, inform your physician if you suffer from:

  • Congestive heart failure and other heart-related problems;
  • The coronary artery condition (hardened coronary arteries);
  • Issues with circulation (such as Raynaud's disease);
  • Asthma, chronic obstructive respiratory disease (COPD), or any other breathing disorders;
  • Diabetes (taking Zebeta can make it difficult for you to recognise the signs of lower levels of blood sugar);
  • Kidney or liver disease;
  • A thyroid disorder
  • An allergy history.

It isn't known if Zebeta can harm the unborn baby.Contact your doctor if are expecting or plan to have a baby.

It isn't known if bisoprolol is absorbed into breast milk or if it can harm the nursing infant. Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Zebeta is not a product that has been approved for use by anyone less than 18 years old.

How to take Zebeta?

You should take Zebeta exactly as prescribed. Be sure to follow all the directions on the label of your prescription. Your doctor may change the dose of your medication to ensure you receive the most effective outcomes. Avoid using this medicine in greater or lesser quantities or for longer periods than the recommended time.

Do not miss the dose or discontinue taking Zebeta without consulting your physician. Stopping suddenly may increase your risk of developing heart disease or trigger other heart problems.If you require surgery, inform your surgeon beforehand that you're using Zebeta.The pressure in your blood must be regularly checked.

Continue to take Zebeta according to the directions, regardless of whether you feel well. High blood pressure is often accompanied by no signs. You could need medication for high blood pressure throughout your life.Keep the bottle at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Be sure that the bottle is securely sealed when not utilized.

What happens If I miss a dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can. Avoid your missed dose if you are nearing the time for your next dose. Take no additional medications to compensate for the dose you missed.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

The medicine could affect your reactions or thinking. Be cautious if you drive or engage in any activity that requires you to be alert.

Do not get up too quickly from a seated or lying posture, as you might be shaky. Start slowly and steady yourself to avoid a fall.Do not drink alcohol. It can cause an increase in the negative effects of Zebeta.

Side effects of Zebeta

See a doctor immediately. If you show indications for an allergy reaction, Zebeta symptoms include difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

See your doctor right away If you're experiencing:

  • Breathing shortness (even when exerting only a little) swelling rapidly and gaining weight;
  • The heartbeat is slow.
  • Beats of your heart, or the sound of fluttering your chest
  • Tingling, numbness, or a cold sensation on your feet or hands;
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out;
  • Eye pain, vision issues eye pain, vision problems
  • Bronchospasm (wheezing and chest tightness, difficulty breathing)

Common side effects of Zebeta include:

  • Headache;
  • Fatigue;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Joint pain;
  • Swelling
  • Cold symptoms like nasal stuffiness, runny nose, cough, and sore throat.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose of Zebeta for Hypertension:

Initial dosage: 5 mg orally at least once per day.
Dose Titration: If the desired response isn't achieved, you can increase dosage to 10 mg and then 20 mg if required.
Maximum dose: 20 mg per day.
Comments:
Dosage must be tailored to the patient's needs. Some patients might benefit from an initial dosage of 2.5 mg every day.
In clinical studies, blood pressure reduction effects were observed after one week and remained the same throughout.
Use for the management of hypertension in combination with other antihypertensive agents

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your doctor about your current medications and all the ones you are about to start or stop using, in particular:

  • Oral diabetes medicine or insulin;
  • Rifampin;
  • Blood pressure or heart medication: clonidine, digitalis, digoxin reserpine, diltiazem, or verapamil

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with bisoprolol. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, such as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types aren't included in this guide to medication.

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