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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
NEBIVOLOL - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Bystolic
WARNING: Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when you suddenly stop this drug. Some people who have suddenly stopped taking similar drugs have had chest pain, heart attack, and irregular heartbeat. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this drug, he or she may direct you to gradually decrease your dose over 1 to 2 weeks.
When gradually stopping this medication, it is recommended that you temporarily limit physical activity to decrease strain on the heart. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop chest pain/tightness/pressure, chest pain spreading to the jaw/neck/arm, unusual sweating, trouble breathing, or fast/irregular heartbeat.
USES: Nebivolol is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, kidney problems, and decreased sexual ability.
This drug belongs to a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by preventing a certain natural substance made by the body (adrenaline) from acting on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces your blood pressure, lowers your pulse (number of times the heart beats in 1 minute), and lessens strain on the heart.
OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.
This drug may also be used to treat certain heart conditions such as angina or coronary artery disease.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually once daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick. It may take up to 2 weeks before you get the full benefit of this drug.
Do not stop taking this medication without your doctor's approval. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased. (See also the Warning section.)
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (e.g., your blood pressure readings remain high or increase).
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