Bystolic (Nebivolol) Medication
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Bystolic (nebivolol) Indications
Bystolic is a type of prescription medication known as a beta-blocker, which is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults. It is sometimes used in combination with other medications. It is important to note that Bystolic is not suitable for use in children below 18 years of age.
Bystolic (nebivolol) Dosage and Administration
Bystolic is available as a tablet in strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg, and should be taken once a day. Your doctor may begin with a lower dose and gradually increase it if necessary to reduce your blood pressure. It’s important to take Bystolic exactly as prescribed by your doctor and not stop taking or change the dose without consulting your doctor. Doing so could result in chest pain or a heart attack. If your doctor decides that you should discontinue taking Bystolic, he or she may lower your dose gradually and over time.
Many people with high blood pressure take two or more blood pressure-lowering medications. Bystolic can be taken with other medications for high blood pressure prescribed by your doctor and it may be taken with or without food. If you miss a dose of Bystolic, take your dose as soon as you remember, unless it is close to the time to take your next dose. Take your next dose at the usual time and do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Bystolic (nebivolol) Side Effects
Common side effects of Bystolic include headache, fatigue, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, insomnia, chest pain, slow heartbeat (bradycardia), shortness of breath, rash, and leg swelling due to fluid retention (peripheral edema). Other possible side effects include masking or hiding the symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), especially a fast heartbeat. It is important to inform your doctor if you gain weight or experience breathing difficulties while taking Bystolic. This is not a complete list of side effects, and you should tell your doctor if you experience any side effects that bother you or don’t go away.
Bystolic (nebivolol) Precautions
You should not take Bystolic if you:
- Have heart failure and are in the intensive care unit (ICU) or need medicines to keep up your blood circulation
- Have a slow or irregular heartbeat
- Have severe liver damage
- Are allergic to any ingredient in Bystolic (the active ingredient is nebivolol)
Before taking Bystolic, inform your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have, including asthma or other lung problems, problems with blood flow in your feet and legs, diabetes, thyroid problems, liver or kidney problems, and any history of allergic reactions to medications.
Additionally, it is important to let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, breastfeeding, scheduled for surgery, or taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal products, including certain CYP2D6 inhibitors, other beta-blockers, digitalis, certain calcium channel blockers, or antiarrhythmic agents. Bystolic has not been studied in patients with acute angina or heart attack.
If you have diabetes and are taking beta-blockers, it is important to monitor your blood sugar levels as these medications can hide the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Bystolic (nebivolol) Forms and Strengths
Bystolic is available as:
- Bystolic tablet
- Nebivolol tablet (may come in different shapes, sizes, and colors)
Will Bystolic make me tired?
Yes, fatigue is a potential side effect of taking Bystolic.
Should I avoid taking Bystolic if I’m diabetic?
Beta-blockers may mask some of the manifestations of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), especially tachycardia. Before starting treatment with Bystolic, inform your doctor if you are diabetic and subject to spontaneous hypoglycemia.
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