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Norvasc vs. Bystolic

Are Norvasc and Bystolic the Same Thing?

Norvasc (amlodipine) and Bystolic (nebivolol) are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Norvasc is also prescribed for the prevention and treatment of heart pain or chest pain from angina.

Norvasc and Bystolic belong to different drug classes. Norvasc is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) and Bystolic is a beta-blocker.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Norvasc?

Common side effects of Norvasc include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bystolic?

Common side effects of Bystolic include:

What is Norvasc?

Norvasc (amlodipine) is a calcium channel blocker (CCB) prescribed for the prevention and treatment of heart pain or chest pain from angina, and for the treatment of high blood pressure.

What is Bystolic?

Bystolic (nebivolol) is a beta-blocker indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).

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What Drugs Interact With Norvasc?

Norvasc may interact with other blood pressure medications.

Norvasc may also interact with simvastatin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, diltiazem, and cyclosporine, or other heart medications.

What Drugs Interact With Bystolic?

Bystolic may interact with other heart or blood pressure medications.

Bystolic may also interact with cimetidine, clonidine, digitalis, isoniazid, methimazole, reserpine, ropinirole, ticlopidine, other beta-blockers, antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-malaria medications, heart rhythm medicines, HIV or AIDS medicines, and medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

How Should Norvasc Be Taken?

The usual initial antihypertensive oral dose of Norvasc is 5 mg once daily, and the maximum dose is 10 mg once daily. Norvasc dosages may need to be lowered in patients with liver dysfunction.

How Should Bystolic Be Taken?

The dose of Bystolic is individualized to the needs of the patient. For most patients, the recommended starting dose of Bystolic is 5 mg once daily, with or without food, as monotherapy or in combination with other agents.

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References

RxList. Norvasc Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/norvasc-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Bystolic Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/bystolic-side-effects-drug-center.htm
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