Compare Betapace vs. Bisoprolol

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Betapace
(Sotalol)

Zebeta
(Bisoprolol)

Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure. Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is usually given to people who have taken other blood pressure meds unsuccessfully or have recently had significant heart problems.
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Side effects
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How it works
BetapaceBisoprolol
Coming soon.Zebeta (Bisoprolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart and making it work less to pump.
Type of medication
BetapaceBisoprolol
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
Beta blocker
Prescription only
Available as
BetapaceBisoprolol
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
BetapaceBisoprolol
  • Atrial arrhythmia Ventricular arrhythmia
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetapaceBisoprolol
Coming soon.
  • Diabetes
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Heart failure
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
    Detailed Zebeta (Bisoprolol) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    BetapaceBisoprolol
    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    BetapaceBisoprolol
    Coming soon.
    • Good for protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure if you've had a heart attack.
    • Available in a generic version.
    • Also comes in combination with other medications to lower blood pressure.
    Downsides and risks
    BetapaceBisoprolol
    Coming soon.
    • This isn't a first choice medication to lower blood pressure.
    • You can't stop taking it suddenly, or else you're more likely to have a heart attack or other problems with your heart.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    BetapaceBisoprolol
    Coming soon.
    • Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make you feel dizzy the first few days you take it, so be careful driving and quickly standing up until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • Don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor.
    • If you have diabetes, Zebeta (Bisoprolol) can make it difficult to tell if your blood sugar is low.
    • Can cause headache, fatigue, and make you more likely to get colds or the flu.
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