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Bystolic

Generic Name: Nebivolol [ne-BIV-oh-lol]
Drug class: Cardioselective beta blockers

What is Bystolic?

Bystolic is part of a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. Beta-blockers have an impact on heart health and circulation (blood travels through veins and arteries). Bystolic is a treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure can lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Bystolic is also employed for purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Warnings

Do not miss doses or discontinue taking Bystolic without first speaking to your physician. The sudden stop could increase your risk of developing a heart condition or lead to other serious heart issues, such as intense chest pain or a heart attack. It is possible that you will need to take smaller amounts of Bystolic before you can stop completely. If you are going to undergo surgery, inform your surgeon beforehand that you're using Bystolic Bystolic could affect your reaction or thinking. Be cautious when driving or doing any activity that requires you to be aware.

Bystolic is a small part of a comprehensive program of treatment that includes exercise, diet, and weight loss. Make sure you follow your diet, medications, and exercise regimens carefully. Continue to take Bystolic as directed, regardless of whether you feel well. High blood pressure can have no signs. You could need blood pressure medications throughout your life.

Before you take this drug.

To make sure that you can safely take Bystolic, inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following health conditions:

  • Severe liver disease
  • A heart condition like heart blockage or sick sinus syndrome, the slow rate of the heartbeat, and heart disease.

If you suffer from any of these issues, you may require an adjustment of the bystolic dose or other tests that are specific to you.

  • Asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
  • kidney or liver disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • An allergy history.
  • Issues related to circulatory issues (such as Raynaud's syndrome).
  • Pheochromocytoma (a tumor in the adrenal gland).
  • If you've had an attack on your heart.

FDA pregnancy category C. It isn't known whether bystolic could harm an unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant while taking Bystolic. It isn't known if it is passed into breast milk or whether it is harmful to nursing infants. Don't use Bystolic without consulting your physician, whether you are breastfeeding or not.

How to take Bystolic?

Consume bystolic exactly as directed by your physician. Don't take more or less of it, or for longer than recommended. Stick to the directions on the medicine label.

You should take Bystolic at the same time each day. It is possible to take the medication without or with food.Don't miss doses or discontinue taking Bystolic without consulting your physician. If you stop abruptly, it could increase your risk of developing a heart condition or lead to other heart issues like intense chest pain or a heart attack. It is possible that you will need to take smaller and smaller amounts of the medication before you completely stop taking it.

Your blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly. Visit your doctor regularly.If you require surgery, inform the surgeon beforehand that you're using Bystolic.Bystolic is a small part of a full treatment plan that includes exercise, diet, and weight loss. Make sure you follow your diet, medications, and workout routines precisely.Continue to take Bystolic as directed, even if you are not feeling well. High blood pressure can have no signs. It is possible that you will need blood pressure medications throughout your life.Store Bystolic at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What happens if I Miss a dose?

Do the dose you missed as soon as you remember. Do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include a low heart rate, nausea, dizziness, or trouble breathing. You may also be feeling like you could be snoring.

What should be avoided?

Bystolic could affect your reaction or thinking. Be aware when you drive or perform any activity that requires you to be vigilant.

Adverse effects of Bystolic-related

Seek medical attention immediately. If you experience any of the symptoms warning of an allergic reaction due to bystolic, such as symptoms of hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat, Get your doctor's attention immediately in case you experience a serious adverse reaction, such as:

  • Being breathless and feeling short of breath, even when exerting only a little.
  • Swelling of your ankles and feet.
  • Irregular or slow heartbeats.
  • A feeling of coldness or numbness in your feet and hands.

Less serious side effects from Bystolic could include:

  • Headache.
  • Fatigued feeling.
  • Nausea, stomach pain.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor all other medicines you are taking, particularly:

  • Cimetidine (Tagamet).
  • Clonidine (Catapres).
  • Digitalis (digoxin, lanoxin).
  • Isoniazid (for the treatment of tuberculosis).
  • Methimazole (Tapazole).
  • Ropinirole (Requip).
  • Tilopidine (Ticlid).
  • another beta-blocker, such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), theolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and many others.
  • An antibiotic, such as the antibiotic terbinafine (Lamisil).
  • An antidepressant like clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), fluoxetine (Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, and Selfemra Symbyax), imipramine (Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva), sertraline (Zoloft), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
  • Anti-malaria medicine like chloroquine (Aralen) or pyrimethamine (Daraprim) and quinine (Qualaquin).
  • Heart or blood pressure medication like amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), clonidine (Catapres, Clorpres, Kapvay, Nexiclon), diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac), nicardipine (Cardene), as well as the drug nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka) and others.
  • Heart rhythm medicine, such as amodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), quinidine (Quin-G), procainamide (Pronestyl), disopyramide (Norpace), flecaininde (Tambocor), mexiletine (Mexitil), propafenone (Rythmol), and more.
  • HIV or AIDS treatment options include delavirdine (Rescriptor) or the drug ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).

This list isn't exhaustive, and other medications may interfere with Bystolic. Discuss with your physician the medications you are taking. This covers prescriptions, over-the-counter vitamins, herbal, and vitamin products. Don't begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.

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