bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide, Ziac (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There is no information about the effects of ZIAC on the fetus in pregnant women. Physicians may elect to use Ziac if its benefits are deemed to outweigh potential risks.

NURSING MOTHERS: Thiazides are secreted in breast milk. It is not known whether bisoprolol is secreted in breast milk.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects are fatigue, headache, diarrhea, low potassium, low blood pressure, impotence, reduced heart rate, and increased blood glucose. Serious side effects of Ziac include congestive heart failure, heart block, severely reduced heart rate, bronchospasms, abnormal heart rhythms, and serious skin reactions.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 6/27/2012

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