What Is Bisoprolol Used For?
In people with high blood pressure, bisoprolol is used to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It is not approved for use in children or teens. On occasion, healthcare providers may prescribe this medication in an "off-label" fashion. Common off-label bisoprolol uses include the treatment of heart failure, arrhythmias, and angina.
Bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta®) is a prescription beta blocker medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
When your blood pressure is measured, the results are given as a combination of two numbers (for example, 120/80, said as "120 over 80"). The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure.
High blood pressure is defined as an average blood pressure higher than 140/90 with multiple blood pressure measurements. Multiple measurements (preferably on different days) are necessary because blood pressure naturally varies quite a bit, and it is necessary to measure it several times to make sure there really is a problem.
In clinical studies, bisoprolol has been shown to significantly lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. As a result, the medication is thought to decrease the risks that occur with long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure), although long-term studies have not yet been performed. Bisoprolol does not, however, cure high blood pressure. It can be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure medications.