Generic Name: Bisoprolol (bis OH proe lol)
Brand Name: Zebeta
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 13, 2020.
The Zebeta brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.
Uses of Zebeta:
- It is used to treat high blood pressure.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Zebeta?
- If you have an allergy to bisoprolol or any other part of Zebeta (bisoprolol).
- If you are allergic to Zebeta (bisoprolol); any part of Zebeta (bisoprolol); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have heart failure (weak heart).
- If you have any of these health problems: Heart block, shock caused by heart problems, or slow heartbeat.
- If you have any of these health problems: Asthma or other breathing problems like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- If you are using another drug like this one. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Zebeta (bisoprolol).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Zebeta (bisoprolol) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Zebeta?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Zebeta (bisoprolol). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not stop taking Zebeta (bisoprolol) all of a sudden. If you do, chest pain that is worse and in some cases heart attack may occur. The risk may be greater if you have certain types of heart disease. To avoid side effects, you will want to slowly stop Zebeta (bisoprolol) as ordered by your doctor. Call your doctor right away if you have new or worse chest pain or if other heart problems occur.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how Zebeta (bisoprolol) affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Check blood pressure and heart rate as the doctor has told you.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Zebeta (bisoprolol).
- This medicine may hide the signs of low blood sugar. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), you will need to watch your blood sugar closely.
- Talk with your doctor before using OTC products that may raise blood pressure. These include cough or cold drugs, diet pills, stimulants, ibuprofen or like products, and some natural products or aids.
- This medicine may make it harder to tell if you have signs of an overactive thyroid like fast heartbeat. If you have an overactive thyroid and stop taking Zebeta (bisoprolol) all of a sudden, it may get worse and could be life-threatening. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have had a very bad allergic reaction, talk with your doctor. You may have a chance of an even worse reaction if you come into contact with what caused your allergy. If you use epinephrine to treat very bad allergic reactions, talk with your doctor. Epinephrine may not work as well while you are taking Zebeta (bisoprolol).
- If you are 65 or older, use Zebeta (bisoprolol) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Zebeta) best taken?
Use Zebeta (bisoprolol) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food.
- Keep taking Zebeta (bisoprolol) as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Slow heartbeat.
- Feeling cold in the arms or legs.
What are some other side effects of Zebeta?
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Zebeta?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Zebeta (bisoprolol), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers