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Bisoprolol, marketed under the tradename Zebeta among others, is a medication most commonly used for heart diseases. This specifically includes high blood pressure, chest pain from not enough blood flow to the heart, and heart failure. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include headache, feeling tired, diarrhea, and swelling in the legs. More severe side effects include worsening asthma, blocking the ability to recognize low blood sugar, and worsening heart failure. There are concerns that use during pregnancy may be harmful to the baby. Bisoprolol is in the beta blocker family of medications and is of the β1 selective type.Bisoprolol was patented in 1976 and approved for medical use in 1986. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Bisoprolol is available as a generic medication. The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$2.98–4.94 per month. In the United States, as of 2015, it costs about $25–50 a month. In 2016 it was the 282nd most prescribed medication in the United States with more than a million prescriptions.

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