Bystolic (nebivolol) belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Bystolic(nebivolol) is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Nebivolol is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure may lower your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
Doctor's prescription is required to use this medicine.
Always use Bystolic as directed by your physician. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
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 first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse or cause other serious heart problems such as severe chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Always use Bystolic exactly as directed by your doctor. Before using Bystolic, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or any other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history. Tell your doctor about all the other prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
Bystolic may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using this medicine several days before having surgery.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call emergency services.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of reach of children.
Store at room temperature. Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed.
Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
What should I avoid while using Bystolic?
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, or pain while you are taking this medicine without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients may increase your blood pressure.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
If your doctor prescribes a low-salt or low-sodium diet, follow those directions carefully.