Zebeta that also goes by the generic name bisoprolol is a beta-blocker that works by preventing the function of certain natural enzymes (epinephrine) on blood vessels and heart. This in turn lowers the blood pressure and strokes. This class of medications, which is beta-blockers, is used in the management of cardiovascular diseases.

Medical Uses

Zebeta is used to lower blood pressure and minimize the possibility of heart strokes. Unlike other medications that need to be used in combination, this medicine can solely be employed to treat blood pressure. This reduces the financial burden and also the volume of side effects. The medicine affects the blood flow in arteries and veins which is why it is able to single handedly control blood pressure and heart attacks. In addition, it is also used to treat kidney problems and for certain other purposes that are not listed in this guide.

Dosing Guide

The drug must be taken by sticking to the specifications stipulated by the doctor. It must be consumed orally along with a full glass of water. It is only a part of the equation of blood pressure treatment and the administration of this pill must be accompanied by exercise routines, diet and weight control.

Regular blood tests need to be done while taking Zebeta in order to determine the efficiency of this pill. The tests also empower the doctor to make a dose alteration if needed. The use of this medicine must not be discontinued abruptly because doing so can lead to aggravation of the heart conditions.

A usual commencement dose of Zebeta would be 5 mg and if it is insufficient it is increased to either 10 mg or 20 mg.  If you need to undergo any surgery while you are on this medicine, you must intimate your doctor about the use of bisoprolol.

Side Effects

Severe side effects are:

  • Numbness in the hands or feet
  • Hallucinations
  • Swelling of ankles and feet
  • Chest pain
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Rapid pounding heartbeat

Some common side effects are:

  • Weakness
  • Tiredness
  • Mild skin rash or itching
  • Nasal congestion
  • Decreased libido,
  • Insomnia and anxiety

However, these side effects are known to go away by themselves after using the drug for a certain period. If they occur consistently then you should consult a medical professional.

Common drug interactions with Zebeta

Tell your doctor if you use any of the below medications

  • Diabetes medicine
  • Clonidine
  • Guanethidine
  • Digitalis
  • Certain other beta blockers
  • Heart Medication
  • Disopyramide

This is not a complete list of drug contraindications and others might also occur.


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