Generic name: nebivololBrand names: Bystolic
Bystolic is used to treat high blood pressure.
Patients with coronary artery disease treated with Bystolic should not discontinue therapy abruptly as it may result in angina and heart attack.
Patients with history of severe allergic reactions will be more prone to allergies and may not respond to the usual dose of epinephrine used to treat these allergic episodes.
Patients with severe bradycardia (slow heart rate), heart block greater than a first degree block, cardiogenic shock, severe liver disease, sick sinus syndrome (patients with irregular heart rate requiring a pacemaker) should not use Bystolic.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Bystolic. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have any preexisting bradycardia (slow heart rate), heart block greater than a first degree block, cardiogenic shock, severe liver disease, sick sinus syndrome (an irregular heart rate requiring a pacemaker), bronchospastic disorders (breathing problems), diabetes, thyrotoxicosis (increased thyroid hormone levels), peripheral vascular disease, kidney problems, and any upcoming surgery.
The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The recommended starting dosage of Bystolic is 5 milligrams once daily.
Take Bystolic as prescribed by your doctor. It is to be taken orally with or without food.
Do not drive a car or use heavy machinery until you know how Bystolic affects you, as it may impair your ability to perform these tasks. Do not discontinue therapy abruptly.
If Bystolic is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Bystolic with the following: beta-blockers, clonidine, digitalis glycosides, fluoxetine, paroxetine, propafenone, quinidine
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Bystolic.
Bystolic is to be avoided during pregnancy and in nursing mothers.
If you miss a dose, take the next scheduled dose; do not double the dose.
Store at room temperature.