Bystolic

(Nebivolol)

3.6/ 5 average rating with 154 reviewsforBystolic
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Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate.

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Our bottom line

Bystolic (Nebivolol) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine for people with heart conditions, and has fewer side effects than other beta blockers, but it's expensive. You can't miss doses.

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Quick facts about Bystolic
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Controls your heart rate to reduce work for your heart.
  • A first-line treatment for heart failure and heart attack.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure if you can't use first-choice treatments or need additional blood pressure control.
  • Many beta blockers can worsen asthma or cause headaches, but Bystolic usually doesn't because it targets the heart more specifically and causes fewer side effects.
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People’s experience with Bystolic

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Downsides

  • Not available in less expensive generic form.
  • Taking a beta blocker might make you feel more tired or out of breath during exercise or normal daily routines. This gets better for most people, but for some might not go away.
  • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar if you're diabetic.
  • You can't miss doses. Stopping Bystolic suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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How it works

Bystolic (Nebivolol) is a selective beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart and making it work less to pump.

Quick facts about Bystolic
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with Bystolic

154reviews so far. What do you think?

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What to expect when you take Bystolic (Nebivolol) for Lowers blood pressure

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Low heart rate
  • Stomach problems
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Side effect rates for Bystolic (Nebivolol)

From 664 clinical trials of Bystolic when taken for high blood pressure (5 mg)
  • Headache
    9%9%
    6%6%
  • Diarrhea
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Fatigue
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Bystolic.

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Risks and Warnings for Bystolic (Nebivolol)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Sudden discontinuation of medicine

    Stopping Bystolic (Nebivolol) suddenly can cause irregular fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation to your heart and increase your risk of chest pain or heart attack. Work with your doctor to gradually reduce your dose.

Pharmacist Q&A

Bystolic (Nebivolol) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats hypertension (high blood pressure).

Common concerns from people taking Bystolic (Nebivolol)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Bystolic
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Price
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Bystolicon 8/18/2017Cost/Benefit does not surpass Carvedilol 25mg BID
    63
    Man
    Two years or more
    High blood pressure
Pain
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Bystolicon 12/3/2016Daily sore heads, muscle pain and sore knee joint. Fuzziness and dizziness. Insomnia Hate the way this tablet makes me feel. No quality of life!
    60
    Woman
    High blood pressure