Im a 23 year old female with mild innappropriate sinus tachycardia that i take 2.5 mg of Zebeta for (half of the 5mg pill a day). im going to be getting sugery for ovarian cysts iin 3 weeks. The doctor knows about the zebeta, but didnt tell me about the possible risks with it. he said i could speak to the anesthesiologist the day of the surgery. im too anxious to wait until then so i must ask now: will 2.5 mg of Zebeta pose as a possible risk during surgery? are there any drugs used during general anesthesia that it may interfer with? should i stop taking it temporarily (i assume not since i wasnt told to...)
There are no risks in taking bisoprolol (zebeta) through surgery. In fact, there are many patients that we recommend beta-blockers for prior to surgery. We usually just make sure they have been started on the medication at least 1 week before the surgery which you clearly have been on it for awhile which is a good thing. We just don't want your blood pressure or heart rate to be too low going into surgery. Ideally your heart rate would be between 60-70 and your blood pressure no lower than 110/60 going into surgery. There are no drugs given during anesthesia that should interact. I would not stop taking the bisoprolol because we would not want you to be tachycardic going into surgery.
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