Zebeta is mainly used in treating cardiac conditions and is also prescribed for certain other conditions.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take Zebeta with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one.
Please drink a full glass of water with Zebeta.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Zebeta at room temperature (read medicine label if unsure). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
An overdose of Zebeta may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency control center immediately if you notice effects like cognitive heart failure, low blood pressure and labored breathing.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
Zebeta may increase the risk of getting dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly increases if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please avoid them while using Zebeta. Also, avoid undertaking any tasks which require mental alertness (driving, handling heavy machinery etc).
Diabetic patients are recommended to take good are of yourself as it can effect your blood pressure.
Doctors may prescribe certain laboratory tests like to determine how you have responded to treatment and to gauge the severity of the side effects of Zebeta. Please Keep all lab appointments and do not miss any tests.
Please inform your lab technician or surgeon that you are taking Zebeta before you undergo any emergency surgical procedure including dental operations.
If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using Zebeta to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using Zebeta as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include abdominal cramps, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, nausea, impotence, low blood pressure, slow heart rate, numbness, tingling, sore throat, cold extremities, and wheezing.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects especially heart blocks, asthma, contraction of heart muscle, heart failure and angina.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.