Zebeta Alternatives

Alternatives

Compare Zebeta (Bisoprolol) to alternatives

These medications are comparable to Zebeta (Bisoprolol) or used for similar purposes.

bisoprolol

Tenormin
(atenolol)

Visken
(pindolol)

Trandate
(Labetalol)

propranolol

Coreg
(Carvedilol)

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.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Tenormin (atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating a heart attack. It has fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You need to take it on an empty stomach and you can't skip doses.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Visken (pindolol) lowers high blood pressure and controls chest pain.Coming soon.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Coreg (Carvedilol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and you can't miss doses.
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5.44Bisoprolol
Reviews for Bisoprolol
67%
of people (All ages) say Bisoprolol is worth it
61%
say it works well
28%
say it's a big hassle
Have you used Zebeta (Bisoprolol)?
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Reviews for Atenolol
58%
+9% better vs. Bisoprolol
48%
+13% better vs. Bisoprolol
16%
-12% worse vs. Bisoprolol
457 reviews
Have you used Tenormin (atenolol)?
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Have you used Trandate (Labetalol)?
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Reviews for Propranolol
66%
+1% better vs. Bisoprolol
62%
-1% worse vs. Bisoprolol
15%
-13% worse vs. Bisoprolol
Have you used Inderal (Propranolol)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Coreg
53%
+14% better vs. Bisoprolol
46%
+15% better vs. Bisoprolol
18%
-10% worse vs. Bisoprolol
406 reviews
Have you used Coreg (Carvedilol)?
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Side effects
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg

We haven’t found good data for Bisoprolol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Bisoprolol »
  • Feeling off balance 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Slower heartbeat 3%
  • Leg Pain 2%
  • Light-headedness 3%
  • Decreased energy 3%
  • Vivid dreams 2%
  • Diarrhea 1%
  • Nausea 2%
More Atenolol side effects »
  • Muscle cramps 3%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Nausea 4%
  • Swelling (edema) 5%
  • Nervousness 2%
  • Joint pain 3%
  • Tiredness 4%
  • Dizziness 8%
  • Muscle pain 2%
More Visken side effects »

We haven’t found good data for Labetalol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Labetalol »
  • Constipation 3%
  • Fatigue 2%
  • Dizziness 5%
More Propranolol side effects »
  • Edema peripheral 1%
  • Edema dependent 2%
  • Hypercholesterolemia 1%
  • Digoxin level increased 1%
  • Edema generalized 2%
  • Vision abnormal 3%
  • Vomiting 2%
More Coreg side effects »
How it works
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
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.Tenormin (atenolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart by slowing down the heart and making the heart pump better.Visken (pindolol) is a beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down your heart rate, which helps the heart to pump blood with less effort.Coming soon.Inderal (Propranolol) is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response.Coreg (Carvedilol) is an alpha and beta blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing heart rate, relaxing blood vessels, and lowering the body's fight-or-flight response.
Type of medication
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic availableLower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
Detailed Zebeta (Bisoprolol) risks & warnings »
  • Suddenly stopping Tenormin (atenolol)
  • Taking calcium channel blockers
  • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
  • Diabetes
  • Taking clonidine
Detailed Tenormin (atenolol) risks & warnings »
  • History of heart failure
  • Sudden discontinuation of medicine
  • Coronary artery disease
  • History of asthma
  • History of COPD
Detailed Visken (pindolol) risks & warnings »
    Coming soon.
    • Suddenly stopping Inderal (Propranolol)
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
    • Diabetes
    • Concurrent use of non-dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, digoxin or clonidine
    Detailed Inderal (Propranolol) risks & warnings »
    • Abrupt discontinuation of Coreg (Carvedilol)
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Increasing the dose of Coreg (Carvedilol)
    • Diabetes
    • Major surgery requiring anesthesia
    Detailed Coreg (Carvedilol) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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.

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Food
    BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
    No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.No food related info.
    • Take it with food.
    • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
    Sleep
    BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
    No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
    • Visken (pindolol) can cause dizziness, tiredness and muscle aches for a few days after starting this medicine.
    No sleep related info.No sleep related info.No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
    • 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.
    • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
    • A first-choice treatment for heart attack recovery.
    • At lower doses, Tenormin (atenolol) has fewer side effects than other beta blockers because it targets the heart and not other parts of the body.
    • Visken (pindolol) works well to reduce heart rate and help control blood pressure.
    • Visken (pindolol) can cause less low pressure and dizziness than other beta-blockers.
    • Available as generic.
    Coming soon
    • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
    • A first-choice treatment for heart failure, heart attack, heart valve disorders, and abnormal heart rhythm.
    • Also treats and prevents many non-heart problems, such as tremors, anxiety, migraines, and liver disease symptoms.
    • A first-choice treatment to prevent chest pain (angina).
    • A first-choice treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
    • For people with severe heart failure, Carvedilol lowers the risk of worsening heart failure, hospitalization, and sudden death.
    Downsides and risks
    BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
    • 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.
    • You need to take Tenormin (atenolol) on an empty stomach.
    • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but it might not go away for others.
    • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure unless you have heart disease. However, your doctor could add it to other medicines you're already if your blood pressure is still too high.
    • You can't miss or skip doses. If you stop Tenormin (atenolol) suddenly, it can cause your blood pressure to go up really quickly, raising your risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Tenormin (atenolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
    • Taking Visken (pindolol) can make you tired or out of breath. This gets better with most people.
    • You can't miss doses. Stopping Visken (pindolol) suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up quickly, which can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Visken (pindolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. People with diabetes should watch their blood sugar carefully.
    Coming soon
    • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
    • Has more side effects than some beta blockers because it crosses into the brain and central nervous system.
    • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
    • You can't miss doses. Stopping Propranolol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • You have to take Carvedilol with food.
    • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
    • Not a first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have heart failure or heart disease. As a second choice, your doctor might add it to medicines you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
    • You can't miss doses. Stopping Carvedilol suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    BisoprololAtenololViskenLabetalolPropranololCoreg
    • 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.
    • Lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Raises good cholesterol.
    • Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.
    • Tell your doctor if you develop sudden muscle pain, fever, or weakness.
    • Tell your doctor if you notice dark urine or yellowing in your eyes or skin.
    • Visken (pindolol) can cause dizziness, tiredness and muscle aches for a few days after starting this medicine.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine and talk to your doctor if your blood pressure has not improved.
    • Visken (pindolol) can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful with this medication if you have diabetes.
    • Do not stop Visken (pindolol) suddenly without talking with your doctor first.
    Coming soon
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Can cause insomnia and fatigue.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
    • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
    • Take it with food.
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Can cause fatigue and erectile dysfunction.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
    • Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly.
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    Have you used Zebeta (Bisoprolol)?
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    Have you used Tenormin (atenolol)?
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    Have you used Visken (pindolol)?
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    More about LabetalolSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Trandate (Labetalol)?
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    More about PropranololSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Inderal (Propranolol)?
    Worth itNot sureNot worth it
    More about CoregSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
    Have you used Coreg (Carvedilol)?
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