Bystolic is a selective beta blocker and brand name of the drug Nebivolol. The drug’s effect is primarily on the heart and blood circulation, and is prescribed for recovery from conditions that can benefit from its therapeutic effects.
The active ingredient in Bystolic also has vasodilator effects and relaxes the blood vessels to better regulate blood circulation.
The biological half-life of Bystolic is about ten hours. The dosage of the drug is individualized based on the patient’s condition.
Bystolic is used chiefly to bring down high blood pressure in order to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Bystolic also be prescribed for heart health conditions other than hypertension. It may be combined with other drugs to increase its efficacy, along with diet and exercise for the complete recovery.
Dosage and Administration
Bystolic tablets should be taken at the same time every day, either with or without food.
Do not adjust the dose, double to dose, skip the dose or stop using Bystolic without the doctor’s consent. Doing so will increase the risk of side effects and can also result in the condition worsening. Monitor the health status properly by regularly checking the blood pressure level and also taking blood tests.
Bystolic is not approved for use in children and adolescent who are below 18 years of age. This is because the efficacy of the drug is not found by any research.
Bystolic should not be taken by woman who is pregnant. If the benefits of the drug outweigh the risk then a doctor might prescribe to take this medication. Breast feeding a baby should not be done when you take this drug. If you are woman who is in this phase, it is better to consult a doctor.
If you are already taking Bystolic but wanted to become pregnant then it is important to notify your medical specialist regarding this.
Always keep your doctor informed regarding the medical ailments from which you suffer.
Although Bystolic may be prescribed along with other drugs, some of them to watch out for are medications for psychiatric disorders, HIV/AIDS treatment pills, heart rhythm regulating pills, other drugs similar to Nebivolol, antidepressants, antibiotics, anti-malarial formulations, beta blockers, ticlopidine, ropinirole, reserpine, methimazole, isoniazid, digitalis, clonidine, and cimetidine.
One should also check for adverse reactions when combining Bystolic with vitamins, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter drugs.
Safe use of Bystolic can be made certain by disclosing to the physician any other illnesses that can worsen like liver conditions, severe heart problems, diabetes, thyroid problems, and blood circulation problems.
Common side effects of Bystolic are headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, diarrhea, and general tiredness. Symptoms that range from persistent to severe require immediate medical attention. These adverse effects are but not limited to shortness of breath, numbness, cold feeling in the hands and feet, swelling of the feet, and any other unusual reactions.