Nebivolol (Nubeta, Bystolic)

What is Nebivolol?

This medication is prescribed by doctors to treat hypertension and some other conditions. It belongs to a group of drugs called beta-blockers, and it works by slowing down heartbeats and reducing the amount of blood that it pumps. This effect helps patients reduce their blood pressure, workload on their heart and helps their heart to pump more effectively.


Recommendations for Use

Take this medication just as directed by doctors and check the label before starting this treatment. Use Nebivolol orally, with and without food, but take your doses regularly to get its full benefit. Don’t miss any dose and don’t stop taking this medicine without consulting doctors. Your daily dose should be prescribed based on a medical condition and individual tolerance.

Precautions and Contraindications

It’s not recommended to take Nebivolol if you have any possible allergy to its ingredients, severe or moderate heart blocks, slow heartbeats, uncontrolled heart failure, low blood pressure, serious heart conditions, liver problems, asthma, diabetes and other severe diseases. That’s why all users need to be examined by doctors before taking their first dose to ensure that Nebivolol is safe for them.

There are certain medical conditions that may potentially interact with this medication, so doctors must know your medical history. For example, tell them if you have heart problems, allergy, are breastfeeding or pregnant, have kidney and liver complications, lung or breathing issues, blood vessel diseases, low sugar blood levels, glaucoma, overactive thyroid, etc. If you drink alcohol and smoke regularly, report these harmful habits to your physician, too.

Nebivolol is also responsible for causing such unwanted symptoms as vision changes, lightheadedness, dizziness and drowsiness, and they can get worse when drinking alcohol, because it also increases side effects. So, don’t drive or do other unsafe things when taking this medicine. Don’t stop this treatment suddenly because of a possible risk of experiencing irregular heartbeats and chest pain, especially if you have pre-existing heart diseases. Your regular doses should be gradually reduced to avoid it.

Drug Interactions

There are some medications that may potentially interact with Nebivolol, so your physician should be aware of other pills that you’re taking, even if they include only herbal supplements. Drug interactions must be avoided, because they increase the risk of possible adverse effects. Another problem is that they affect the way medications work. For instance, Mibefradil must be avoided when taking Nebivolol because of severe heart side effects. Such products as pills for pain, blood pressure, local anesthesia, irregular heartbeats and others may also interact with it.

Side Effects

Most medications are responsible for causing certain side effects, but most patients who take Nebivolol either don’t experience any adverse effects or have minor symptoms. Some of the most common ones include stomach pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, difficulty sleeping, unusual fatigue, etc. If any of them persist, notify your doctor instantly. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any severe side effects, such as hives, itching, skin rash, chest pain, allergic reactions, fainting, mood and mental changes, severe visions changes, sudden weight gain, peeling or blistered skin, unusual weakness, blue or cold fingers and toes, wheezing and shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, swelling, etc.