Zebeta is an oral tablet made up of a beta blocker called bisoprolol. This medication is also known internationally as Concor, and can be purchased in the brand name Zebeta/Concor or as the generic alternative, both available in 5mg and 10mg!
Zebeta is prescribed to treat hypertension. Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of your blood vessels and when that force is high, it causes your heart to have to work harder which can cause damage. A big factor of high blood pressure is narrow blood vessels; when blood vessels are narrow, less blood can flow through, which makes blood flow less smoothly. Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure) can lead to a number of complications including heart attack or stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, dementia, metabolic syndrome and more. Zebeta (bisoprolol) not only helps to reduce these risks, but also allows the patient to have an increased quality of life.
Zebeta (bisoprolol) is effective at treating hypertension because this beta blocker affects the heart and circulation and can block the action of the natural chemicals in the body on the heart and blood vessels. Doing this helps lower the heart rate, blood pressure, and strain on the heart.
Only take this medication the way that your doctor has directed you too. Taking the incorrect dose can lead to unwanted side effects, ineffectiveness, or adverse interactions; avoid taking more or less of a dose than recommended. Do not skip doses or suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor first; doing so may make your condition worse or cause other complications to arise. If you need surgery, make sure you tell your surgeon ahead of time that you are on Zebeta.
Typically, this medication is used regularly, taken by mouth with or without food, once a day; however it is directed by your doctor.
Do not use Zebeta (bisoprolol)
Do not use Zebeta if you are allergic to bisoprolol or if you have a serious heart condition such as “AV block”, severe heart failure, or slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint.
This medication is not approved for those under the age of 18 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure or other heart problems, coronary artery disease, circulation problems, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, a thyroid disorder, or a history of allergies.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing infant; tell your doctor if you are breast feeding before starting treatment.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby; tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
Common side effects of Zebeta (bisoprolol) may include:shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; slow heart rate; pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet; a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; eye pain, vision problems; or bronchospasm (wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing).
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Zebeta (bisoprolol) may include:headache; feeling tired; sleep problems (insomnia); joint pain; swelling; or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, cough, sore throat.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
What is Bisoprolol?
Bisoprolol is the generic for Zebeta. This medication is used alongside other medicines to treat high blood pressure. By lowering the blood pressure you can help to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. When taken this medication goes to work by blocking the affects of natural chemicals known as epinephrine, and disrupts it from taking action on the heart and blood vessels. This medication comes in two different strengths which are 5mg and 10mg. Also Zebeta is known as Concor on an international level. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
How long does Bisoprolol take to work?
Once taken, Zebeta begins to work after about 2 hours to reduce high blood pressure. However, keep in mind that it can take 2 to 6 weeks before you may begin to feel the full effect of this medication.
How long does Bisoprolol stay in your system?
After a single dose, it takes roughly 24 hours before it is eliminated from your system. But keep in mind that your blood pressure will return to baseline within 2 weeks of quitting this medication. Before stopping this medication, it is best to speak with your doctor beforehand.