Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Ziac
Generic Name: hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Pronunciation: HYE droe klor oh THYE a zide and bi SOE proe lol)
What is hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.
Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
Hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Bisoprolol-HCT 10 mg-6.25 mg-PUR
oblong, white, imprinted with 652, R
Bisoprolol-HCT 10 mg-6.25 mg-WAT
round, white, imprinted with 843, WATSON
Bisoprolol-HCT 2.5 mg-6.25 mg-WAT
round, yellow, imprinted with 841, WATSON
Bisoprolol-HCT 5 mg-6.25 mg-WAT
round, pink, imprinted with 842, WATSON
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 10 mg-6.25 mg-EON
round, white, imprinted with E 707
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 10-6.25 mg-MYL
round, white, imprinted with 505, M
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 2.5 mg-6.25 mg-EON
round, peach, imprinted with E 701
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 2.5-6.25 mg-MYL
round, orange, imprinted with 501, M
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 5 mg-6.25 mg-EON
round, red, imprinted with E 704
Bisoprolol-HCTZ 5-6.25 mg-MYL
round, blue, imprinted with 503, M
Ziac 10 mg
round, white, imprinted with LL, B 14
Ziac 10 mg-BAR
round, white, imprinted with b, 40
Ziac 2.5 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with LL, B 12
Ziac 2.5 mg-BAR
round, yellow, imprinted with b, 47
Ziac 5 mg
round, pink, imprinted with LL, B 13
Ziac 5 mg-BAR
round, pink, imprinted with b, 50
What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
You should not use this medication if you have severe or uncontrolled heart failure, a heart condition called "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block," slow heartbeats, an allergy to sulfa drugs, or if you are unable to urinate.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have congestive heart failure, circulation problems, kidney or liver disease, cirrhosis, glaucoma, asthma, bronchospastic lung disease, a thyroid disorder, lupus, gout, diabetes, or a penicillin allergy.
If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar carefully. Using bisoprolol can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Your insulin or diabetic medication needs may change while you are taking hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol. Talk with your doctor before changing any doses.
Drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
Keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.
There are many other medicines that can interact with hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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