By blocking a specific type of beta receptor in the body and increasing the amount of salt and water removed from the blood, Ziac can lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, this medication is not a cure for high blood pressure. At this time, there are no Ziac uses approved for children or teens.
Ziac® (bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a combination medication that contains a diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide) and a beta blocker (bisoprolol).
In clinical studies, Ziac has been shown to significantly lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. 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 the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure.
Medications used to lower blood pressure can decrease the risks that occur with long-term hypertension (see Effects of High Blood Pressure). Ziac does not, however, cure high blood pressure. It is particularly useful for people who tried bisoprolol (Zebeta®) but did not achieve adequate blood pressure reduction. Ziac is also useful for people who were able to adequately lower their blood pressure with hydrochlorothiazide but experienced problems with electrolyte imbalance (adding bisoprolol can allow for the hydrochlorothiazide dosage to be reduced).