Zebeta Side Effects
Dizziness, fatigue, and diarrhea are some of the most common side effects that have been reported with Zebeta. Side effects that were not seen during clinical studies but were reported in patients after the medication was approved include drowsiness, acne, and dry mouth. While most side effects are mild, you should seek medical attention immediately if you experience fainting, chest pain, or depression.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zebeta® (bisoprolol fumarate). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Zebeta. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Zebeta has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to those that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what problems occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects with Zebeta (occurring more frequently with Zebeta than with the placebo) included:
- Fatigue -- in up to 8.2 percent of people
- Upper respiratory infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 5 percent
- Runny or stuffy nose -- up to 4 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 3.5 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 3.5 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 2.7 percent of people) included:
- Joint pain
- Decreased sensation (such as a decreased sense of touch)
- Sinus infection or irritation
- General weakness.