Bisoprolol Drug Information
Bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta®) is a medicine taken once a day for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers, which work to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by blocking a specific type of beta receptor in the body. The medication comes in tablet form, is sold in two strengths, and is not approved for use in children.
Prior to beginning treatment with bisoprolol, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. Drug interactions are possible, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. In addition, it's generally recommended not to stop bisoprolol suddenly, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result.
(For more information on this drug, click Bisoprolol. This article explores this product in greater detail, discussing possible side effects, factors that will affect your dose, and what to do in cases of overdose.)