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Ziac Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ziac is used to treat high blood pressure. It combines a beta-blocker with a thiazide diuretic. Beta-blockers decrease the force and rate of heart contractions, thus lowering blood pressure.

Ziac Dosage

  • For adults. the usual starting dose is 2.5 milligrams of bisoprolol with 6.25 milligrams of hydrochlorothiazide once a day.
  • Ziac has not been adequately studied in children.

Uses of Ziac

  • It is used to treat high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ziac

Before taken Ziac medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ziac. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

Warnings and precautions before taking Ziac:

  • You should be used Ziac cautiously if you have a history of congestive heart failure.
  • You should call your doctor immediately if you develop breathing problems or an extremely slow heartbeat while you are taking Ziac.
  • You should not suddenly stop taking Ziac. Because your doctor will gradually lower your dose of Ziac.
  • If you suffer from asthma or other bronchial conditions, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, or kidney or liver disease, then you should be used Ziac should with caution.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Ziac with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ziac with the following:

  • Any other blood pressure drugs, including the calcium-blockers diltiazem
  • Barbiturate sedatives such as Seconal and Nembutal
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs such as Colestid and Questran
  • Diabetes drugs (oral)
  • Epinephrine (EpiPen)
  • Guanethidine (Ismelin)
  • Insulin
  • Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
  • Muscle relaxants such as tubocurarine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin
  • Painkillers such as codeine or morphine
  • Reserpine
  • Steroids such as prednisone

After taken Ziac if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Ziac overdose include:

  • Abnormal skin sensations
  • Cramps in the calf muscle
  • Decreased or increased urination
  • Fluid or electrolyte loss
  • Impaired consciousness
  • Low blood pressure

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