Zebeta (Bisoprolol fumarate) is used to treat mild to medium high blood pressure. It can be used alone or with other drugs to control blood pressure. Zebeta is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker. It works by decreasing the blood pressure and reducing how hard the heart has to work. Do not miss doses or take extra doses, unless your healthcare professional tells you. You may take Zebeta along with other medications to help control your blood pressure. Take these medications as prescribed. Take Zebeta once daily and at about the same time every day. Take Zebeta tablets whole. Do not chew or crush them. Do not skip doses or stop taking Zebeta without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse or cause other serious heart problems. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Zebeta. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Keep using Zebeta as directed, even if you feel well.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Zebeta from Turkey also called Concor manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo. The generic Zebeta also called Bisoprolol comes from Canada manufactured by a different manufacturer. Zebeta and the generic Bisoprolol is available in the strength of 5 mg and 10 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Zebeta may include headache, fatigue, inflammation in the nose, diarrhea, dizziness, joint pain, trouble sleeping, nausea, sore throat, abdominal pain, indigestion, back pain, coughing. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Aching muscles;
• Allergic reactions: dizziness or trouble breathing, hot or itching skin, rashes, swelling;
• Bronchitis: cough, production of mucus, fatigue, shortness of breath, slight fever;
• Difficulty breathing: shortness of breath, stuffy nose, wheezing, chest pain;
• Fever, diarrhea, dizziness;
• Generalized body swelling, swelling of hands, ankles or feet;
• Impotence (in men): trouble getting or keeping an erection;
• Joint pain, fatigue, muscle cramps;
• Nerve pain: stabbing or burning pain;
• Persistent noise in the ears, vision abnormality
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Zebeta if you: are allergic to bisoprolol fumarate or any of the non-medicinal ingredients found in Zebeta, have heart problems, are pregnant or breast-feeding. You must stop breast-feeding before taking Zebeta. To help avoid side effects, talk to your healthcare professional before you take Zebeta about any health conditions or problems you may have, including if you: have a history of heart failure, have asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other lung diseases, have heart, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland, will have an anaesthetic for surgery, have a history of allergic type reactions or are allergic to a many allergens, have a condition called peripheral artery disease. Patients taking beta-blockers can develop heart failure. Your doctor will check you for signs and symptoms of heart failure while you are taking Zebeta. While taking Zebeta, tell your doctor if: you develop a skin rash, your heart rate gets lowered, and you have a severe allergy reaction.
Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines. The following may interact with Zebeta: other beta-blocking agents, reserpine or guanethidine (heart medications), clonidine (high blood pressure medications), verapamil, diltiazem, disopyramide (high blood pressure and heart medications), fingolimod (immunosuppressant drugs), rifampin (antibiotic), common cold remedies and nasal drops: may cause an increase in blood pressure.