Zebeta, also known as Bisoprolol, belongs to the group of beta-blockers. It acts by blocking the function of some natural enzymes (like epinephrine) on the cardiovascular system. This reduces the blood pressure and minimizes the risk of strokes. This group of drugs (beta-blockers) is used for the treatment of heart diseases.
Zebeta is intended to reduce the blood pressure and minimize the risk of strokes. In contrast to the other drugs that must be taken in combination, Zebeta can be used alone for the treatment of high blood pressure. This allows you to save money and reduce the possibility of adverse effects. The drug improves the blood flow, thereby controlling the blood pressure and minimizing the risk of heart attacks. Moreover, it is used for the treatment of kidney diseases and some other conditions not indicated in this article.
Zebeta must be taken strictly according to the doctor’s prescriptions. It should be taken orally with a glass of water. It forms a part of comprehensive treatment of hypertension, and the use of this drug must be accompanied by healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and weight-watching.
Regular blood tests must be made during the treatment with Zebeta to define the effectiveness of this drug. The tests allow your physician to adjust the dose if necessary. This drug must not be withdrawn abruptly, as it may worsen the heart diseases.
The common initial dose of Zebeta is 5 mg. However, if it’s not enough, it should be increased to 10/20 mg. If you must have any operation during the treatment, you should inform your physician about the use of this drug.
Patients with allergy to Bisoprolol must avoid using this drug. Zebeta is contraindicated for the people with irregular heart rate, atrial septal defect and heart failure. Patients suffering from emphysema, bronchitis, kidney/liver dysfunction and overactive thyroid must use this drug cautiously and only after consulting the doctor.
In addition, Zebeta relieves such symptoms of low blood sugar as irregular heartbeat. It is also difficult to monitor blood glucose levels during the treatment with this drug. The medicine may cause vertigo. Therefore, you should avoid operating machinery, driving and engage in the tasks that require high concentration. The medicine must not be used during pregnancy and lactating, as it may get into the breast milk and harm the newborn.
Severe adverse effects include:
Numbness in the extremities
Some common adverse effects include:
Rash or itching
Decreased sexual desire,
Sleeplessness and anxiety
However, these adverse effects usually go away on their own after using the medicine for a specific period of time. If they persist, you should contact a doctor.
Inform your physician if you’re taking any of these drugs
Some other beta blockers
Advantages of Zebeta:
Zebeta is considered to be successful in the treatment of hypertension, prophylaxis in heart attacks and coronary insufficiency
It is effectively used in the treatment of myocardial ischemia to reduce the activity of cardiac muscles, and minimize its demand for oxygen and nutrients.
It is used to decrease the blood pressure and prevent the cases of stroke and kidney failure
Bisoprolol has more powerful anti-hypertensive properties than most other drugs.
It prevents the release of renin and significantly reduces the risk of tachycardia (increased heartbeat).