What is Nebivolol (Bystolic) used for?
Bystolic (nebivolol) is used in the treatment of high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure helps to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and kidney problems. Bystolic is called a beta blocker and it works by blocking the action of some natural substances within your body like epinephrine on the blood vessles and heart. This helps lower your blood pressure, strain on the heart, and heart rate.
Frequently Asked Questions About Nebivolol (Bystolic)
Do not stop Bystolic without talking to your doctor first. There are conditions that can become worse if you stop nebivolol suddenly. Some people who have stopped similar medications suddenly have experienced irregular heartbeat, chest pain, and heart attacks. If your doctor decides to take you off Bystolic they will likely have you gradually decrease your dose over 1-2 weeks. When you gradually stop nebivolol it is recommended to limit your physical activity so that you can limit strain on your heart. If you experience: chest pain/pressure/tightness, pain that spreads from the chest to the arm/neck/jaw, unusual sweating, fast/irregular heartbeat, or trouble breathing seek immediate emergency medical attention,
Take Bystolic orally with or without food, usually once daily or as instructed by your doctor. The dose is based on your response to treatment and medical condition. Take it at the same time daily to help you remember. Take your medication at the same time each day to help you remember to take it. Using nebivolol consistently will get you the best results.
Sometimes when two or more drugs are taken at the same time, the bio-chemical ingredients can interact with one another. You should always tell your doctor of the other medications you take so that they can properly check for drug interactions. The following medications are known to have a reaction with Bystolic. This is not an exhaustive list and you should always go to your doctor for complete medical information.
- Lopressor (metoprolol)
- Corgard (nadolol)
- Tenormin (atenolol)
- Inderal (propranolol)
- Trandate (labetalol)
- Antidepressant medicines
If you have any questions about Bystolic or any other prescription products you can contact our team of professional Patient Service Representatives or one of our pharmacists by calling 1-844-416-4282.
DISCLAIMER: This information is purely a summary and is meant for educational purposes only. This does not contain all possible information about Bystolic and is not intended to act as medical advice. Your doctor is always your best choice to get medical advice that is relevant to you and your treatment and medical condition. Do not disregard or put off seeking medical advice because of this information.