Bystolic (Nebivolol)

(℞) Prescription Required - Bystolic is also marketed as Vasoxen

    Bystolic (Nebivolol) Dosage and Side Effects

    Bystolic is used to treat high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) in adults. It can be used alone or with other medicines.

    Proper Use of this medication

    Do not stop taking Bystolic suddenly. This could cause chest pain or a heart attack. If your doctor decides that you should stop taking Bystolic, your dose may be reduced so that you need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

    Driving and using machines: Before you perform tasks which may require special attention, wait until you know how you respond to BYSTOLIC.

    Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines.

    Side Effects

    These are not all the possible side effects you may feel when you are taking Bystolic. If you experience any side effects not listed here, contact your healthcare professional.

    Side effects may include:

    • Cough

    • Diarrhea

    • Dizziness

    • Dry mouth

    • Headache

    • Joint and back pain

    • Nausea

    • Stuffy nose and colds

    • Tiredness

    • Trouble sleeping

    Warnings and Precautions

    Do not use Bystolic if you have the following:

    Are allergic to nebivolol or any of the other ingredients in BYSTOLIC.

    • Have heart failure and you notice that your symptoms are getting worse. For example you feel more tired, are out of breath more often, or have swelling of the ankles.

    • Have severe heart damage and your heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.

    • Have a slow or irregular heart beat.

    • Have an abnormal heart rate or rhythm.

    • Have a problem with your heart’s electrical conduction (that causes you to have chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, fatigue and fainting).

    • Have severe liver disease.

    • Have serious problems with blood flow in your feet and legs (peripheral artery disease).

    • Have one of the following rare hereditary diseases:

      • Galactose intolerance

      • Lapp lactase deficiency

      • Glucose-galactose malabsorption

    • You are 18 years and younger.

    Interactions with this medication

    The following may interact with Bystolic.

    Drugs used for lowering blood pressure:

    • ACE inhibitors (such as lisinopril)

    • Calcium channel blockers (such as verapamil and diltiazem)

    • Clonidine

    • Drugs used to treat depression and mood disorders (such as fluoxetine, paroxetine, and venlafaxine)

    • Anesthetic drugs used during surgery (such as ether and cyclopropane)

    • Drugs used to treat diabetes such as insulin and oral medicines. You could become less aware of the symptoms of low blood sugar

    • Drugs used to treat heartburn and ulcers (such as cimetidine)

    • Antidiuretic drugs used to reduce the fluid build-up in your body (such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide and spironolactone)

    • Sildenafil, a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction

    • Drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS

    • Drugs used to treat heart rhythm disorders (such as amiodarone, disopyramide, flecainide digoxin)

    • Dexamethasone, a steroid drug used to treat inflammation

    • Rifampin used to treat tuberculosis

    • Fingolimod, a medicine used to treat multiple sclerosis

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    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.