Bystolic- Quick Info
Bystolic is a group of drug called beta-blockers. Bystolic affects the blood circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).
It is prescribed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Bystolic may be used alone or in the combination of some antihypertensive agents for the treatment of other health discomforts.
Is Bystolic FDA Approved?
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA has approved Bystolic for the treatment of hypertension in 2007.
Purpose of Using Bystolic
Bystolic is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), hypertension can lead to several kidney and heart related conditions so by lowering down high blood pressure this drug helps us to prevent kidney problems, heart attacks and decreased sexual ability. This medicine is under a group of drugs called beta-blockers that work by preventing adrenaline secretion (a natural substance made by body). Bystolic reduces blood pressure, controls pulse rate and reduces strain on the heart.
Other uses- Bystolic may also be used to treat heart diseases such as angina however doctors generally do not prescribe this medicine for this purpose.
This medication can be used for other purposes only if it has been prescribed by your healthcare provider and physician.
Recommended Dosages of Bystolic
The doses of bystolic are based on patientâ€™s medical condition and response to the treatment. You should take your dose as prescribed for you by your doctor. Without informing your doctor, you should not stop using this medicine because it can make your condition worse.Â You should not take any similar drugs or medicine while taking Bystolic. This medicine can only be prescribed by your healthcare provider or doctor as no other person is authorized to prescribe this hypertension medication.
Safety Measures for Bystolic
Do not take Bystolic if you have allergic reaction with nebivolol or if you have some serious health issues such as-
- a thyroid disorder
- a history of allergies
- emphysema, bronchitis, asthma
- kidney or liver disease
- severe liver disease
- a heart problem such as heart block such as slow heart rate, heart failure, sick sinus syndrome
- problems with circulation
- if you have recently had a heart attack
You should inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant during the treatment. You should not breast-feed your baby without telling your doctor while undergoing this treatment. Take every precaution regarding this as your irresponsibility can cause poor health to your baby.
What If I Miss Bystolic?
Missed dose has no adverse effect to the body. However take the missed dose as soon as you remember or skip the dose if it is time for the next dose. Do not try to take double dose to make up for the missed one as it could lead to symptoms of over dosage. Always take dosages as prescribed by you healthcare provider.
What If I Overdose Bystolic?
Since overdose conditions could lead to some major health discomforts, hence, in such particular situations you should seek immediate medical attention and go to emergency to avoid further health damage.
The symptoms due to over dosage can be uneven heartbeats, trouble breathing, heavy feeling, dizziness, vomiting and more. You may ask your healthcare provider to give you furthet information about over dosage symptoms.
Bystolic Risk Increase with Certain Drugs
Before starting treatment with this drug remember to provide all information about the other medications you use to your doctor especially:
- an antidepressant such as, paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac)
- reserpine, clonidine (catapres)
- a heart or blood pressure medication such as nifedipine, Procardia verapamil (
- heart rhythm medicine such as,propafenone quinidine, flecaininde, disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Pronestyl) , mexiletine (Mexitil),
- another beta-blocker such as nadolol, sotalol (Betapace), carvedilol (Coreg), , metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), labetalol, propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran),Â atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic)
You can ask your doctor about other drug interaction with Bystolic. Inform your doctor if you have been taking any herbal and vitamin supplement as they also under drug category. Do not start any new prescribed or non prescribed medicine without telling your doctor.
Possible Complication of Bystolic
Get immediate medication attention, if you notice any of the below mentioned side effects such as-
- tired feeling
- sleep problems (insomnia)
- swelling of your ankles or feet
- numbness or cold feeling in your hands and feet
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion
- nausea, stomach pain
This is not the complete list of side effects of Bystolic. Consult your doctor to get all the available information on the side effects of Bystolic.
Where to buy bystolic?
This medicine is not available at every drug store. To buy this medicine you have to visit government or FDA approved drug stores. You can get Bystolic online after providing required information about the drug prescription.