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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nebivolol (Bystolic)?
You should not take nebivolol if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a nebivolol dose adjustment or special tests:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nebivolol will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether nebivolol passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take nebivolol (Bystolic)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take nebivolol at the same time every day. You may take the medication with or without food.
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.
Your blood pressure will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using nebivolol.
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.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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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