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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Bystolic

Generic Name: nebivolol (Pronunciation: ne BIV oh lol)

What is nebivolol (Bystolic)?

Nebivolol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).

Nebivolol is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).

Nebivolol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Bystolic 10 mg

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Bystolic 5 mg

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What are the possible side effects of nebivolol (Bystolic)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have 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
  • numbness or cold feeling in your hands and feet.

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about nebivolol (Bystolic)?

Do not skip doses or stop taking nebivolol 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. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nebivolol.

Nebivolol may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Nebivolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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