What is Bystolic?
Bystolic generic brand of the drug nebivolol, which belongs to a class of drugs known as the beta-blockers. Beta-blockers acts by blocking the beta adrenergic receptors in the heart and thereby decrease heart rate and myocardial contractility and oxygen consumption.
Bystolic is used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) in people, as lowering the blood pressure reduces the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Bystolic comes as 5 mg tablets. The dose of BYSTOLIC is usually individualized to the needs of the patient. The recommended starting dose is bystolic 5 mg once daily in most patients, either as monotherapy or in combination with other agents. The dose can be increased gradually up to 40 mg for some patients as the case may require. Take Bystolic tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in a smaller or larger dose of the drug. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You should take Bystolic at the same time every day. You may take the medication with or without food. Do not skip doses or stop taking Bystolic without consulting your doctor.
Stоррing Bystolic medication abruptly mау make уоur condition wоrѕе or саuѕе other ѕеriоuѕ hеаrt problems such аѕ ѕеvеrе сhеѕt раin оr heart аttасk. You may need to gradually reduce the dose before you stop the medication completely. Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and visit your doctor regularly. If you are told you’ll need surgery, let the surgeon know the medications that you have been using.
Remember, Bystolic is only part of a treatment program for hypertension. You should also include diet control, exercise, and weight control to achieve a more complete therapeutic result. Follow your diet, medications, and еxеrсiѕе rоutinеѕ vеrу сlоѕеlу. Kеер uѕing Bуѕtоliс as dirесtеd, even if уоu fееl wеll. High blood рrеѕѕurе оftеn hаѕ nо symptoms. You may need to continue using Bystolic for a long period of time.
Bystolic side effects:
Seek medical help if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Bystolic:
Breathing difficulty, hives swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat or you experience a serious side effect such as:
• Feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
• Swelling of your ankles or feet;
• Slow or uneven heartbeats; or
• Nausea, stomach pain;
• Diarrhea; or
• Sleep problems (insomnia).
• Numbness or cold feeling in your hands and feet.
• Less serious and common Bystolic side effects may include:
Before starting Bystolic medication, inform your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
• Severe liver disease
• A heart problem such as heart blocks, sick sinus syndrome, slow heart rate, or heart failure.
• If you are suffering from any of these other conditions, you may require a Bystolic dose adjustment or special tests, and these includes,
• Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema;
• A thyroid disorder;
• Kidney disease;
• A history of allergies;
• Problems with circulation (like Raynaud’s syndrome).
Some users attested to Bystolic working perfectly with no side effects after their body has adjusted to the medication. However some other users have reported Bystolic medication reducing high blood pressure but with some side effects which include fainting and loss of energy. Some reported rapid weight gain, headache, and fatigue as side effects of bystolic. While a high percentage of users concluded that amidst all other beta blockers, Bystolic was the best match with little side effects
Inform your doctor about all other medications you are taking before administering Bystolic medication and these includes
• cimetidine (Tagamet);
• clonidine (Catapres);
• digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin);
• isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
• methimazole (Tapazole);
• ropinirole (Requip);
• ticlopidine (Ticlid);
• Other beta blocker such as atenolol propranolol and nadolol.
Also, antibiotics, anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine, anti-depressants such as clomipramine, heart or blood pressure medicine, HIV or AIDS medication and medicine to treat psychiatric disorders. It is important that you inform your doctor about the medications you use and this includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Also, do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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