SALT INFORMATIONNebivolol(5 mg)
Nebivolol is used to treat high blood pressure and chronic heart failure.
How it works
Nebivolol belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduced the blood pressure, making it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate.
Common side effects
Weakness, feelings of depression, blurring of vision, impotence, worsening of heart failure, shortness of breath, indigestion, nausea, skin rashes., heart blocks, vomiting, low blood pressure, abnormal tingling, loss of blood sugar control in diabetics, constipation, numbness or pain over any area of the skin, diarrhea, dizziness, cramp like pain on walking, slow heartbeat, swollen hands or feet, gas in stomach, headache
- It should not be taken by patients who are allergic to nebivolol or any of the other ingredients of the tablet or other beta-blockers.
- Consult your doctor before taking nebivolol if you are breast-feeding or pregnant
- Do not drive or operate machines if you have just begun taking carvedilol or have had a change of dose, as carvedilol may cause dizziness or tiredness.
- Check your blood pressure one week after taking this drug and consult your doctor if it has not improved.
- This treatment should not be stopped abruptly unless clearly indicated and evaluated by your doctor.
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is nebivolol used for?
Nebivolol belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. This is used to treat high blood pressure and chronic heart failure.
Q. Is nebivolol a generic? Is it a generic for bystoli? What is Nebicard?
Nebivolol is not a generic. Bystoli and Nebicard are the brand names for nebivolol. Both bisoprolol and nebivolol belong to the same category of medications called beta-blockers. Only a doctor would be correctly able to prescribe bisoprolol or nebivolol to you based on the symptoms.
Q. Is nebivolol available in Canada?
Nebivolol is available in Canada.
Q. Is it better than bisoprolol?
Both bisoprolol and nebivolol belong to the same category of medications called beta-blockers. Only a doctor would be correctly able to prescribe bisoprolol or nebivolol to you based on the symptoms.
Q. Is nebivolol safe?
Nebivolol is safe if used for an indication and a dose prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is nebivolol a diuretic/ACE blocker/beta-blocker? Does it contain nitrates?
Nebivolol is a beta-blocker. It is not a diuretic or ACE blocker and it does not contain nitrates.
Q. How does nebivolol work?
Nebivolol belongs to a class of medication call beta-blockers. It relaxes the blood vessels and slows the heart rate thus improving blood flow and decreasing blood pressure. The reduced blood pressure makes it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate, which is why it works in heart failure also.
Q. Can I take nebivolol with ibuprofen?
Nebivolol is not known to interact with ibuprofen, but it should be taken only after doctor’s advice.
Q. Does nebivolol cause hair loss/weight gain/impotence/increase testosterone levels?
Nebivolol is is not known to cause hair loss/weight gain or increase testosterone levels. Uncommonly, it causes impotence.
Q. Does nebivolol cross blood brain barrier?
Nebivolol may cross the blood brain barrier in small amounts.
Q. Should nebivolol be taken by pregnant or breast-feeding women?
Nebivolol is known to cause adverse effects in fetus and new born and is also known to be secreted in milk. It should be used by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding only under strict instructions from the doctor.