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The bisoprolol component belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. These medications block beta receptors, which are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. At lower doses in most people, bisoprolol helps to block a specific type of beta receptor called beta-1 receptors (at higher doses, it also blocks beta-2 receptors). By blocking beta-1 receptors, bisoprolol decreases both heart rate and blood pressure.
The hydrochlorothiazide component is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." It works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood and then passing it through the urine. As a result, hydrochlorothiazide can lower blood pressure and help with water retention.
Bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide is not approved for use in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for something other than high blood pressure. At this time, however, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide.