Ziac generic name hydrochlorothiazide bisoprolol contains a combination of the two drugs which is used to treat high blood pressure known as hypertension.
Hydrochlorothiazide a thiazide diuretic or water pill that helps your body from absorbing too much salt which may cause fluid retention.
Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker which serve to affect the heart and blood flow through arteries and veins.
It is suggested moderate drinking only while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, had severe or uncontrolled heart failure, a heart condition known as sick sinus syndrome or 2nd or 3rd degree AV block, slow heartbeats, unable to urinate, allergic to sulfa drugs, allergic to any beta blocker, congestive heart failure, blood circulation problems, kidney or liver disease, glaucoma, asthma, bronchospastic lung disease, thyroid disorder, lups, gout, diabetes or penicillin allergy.
Less serious side effects are diarrhea, constipation, upset stomach, dizzy, spinning sensation, cough, runny nose, ringing in ears or blurred vision.. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, eye pain, vision problems, swelling, rapid weight gain,short of breath, fast slow uneven heartbeats, easy bruising or bleeding, numb, weak especially on one side, sudden severe headache, confusion, speech or balance problems, chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood, pain, swelling, warmth or redness in one or both legs, numb and tingling in hands or feet, weak, drowsy, restless, lightheaded, dry mouth, extreme thirst, confusion, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness, limp feeling, nausea and vomiting, urinating less than usual or not at all, fever, sore throat, headache with severe blistering, peeling, red skin rash, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools or jaundice.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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