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Ziac Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ziac)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ziac)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ziac)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ziac)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include fast or slow heart rate, confusion, weakness, shallow breathing, swelling, increased urination, and feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
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.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol (Ziac)?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use any other medicines that make you light-headed (especially narcotic pain medication or barbiturates). They can add to the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol.
Many drugs can interact with hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- colestipol (Colestid) or cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- lithium (Lithobid);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifamate, Rimactane);
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- other heart or blood pressure medications such as clonidine (Catapres) or reserpine; or
- a calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide and bisoprolol.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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