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Nebivolol

Information

Uses

Nebivolol is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure

How it works

Nebivolol blocks the action of certain chemical messengers on the heart and blood vessels. This effect reduces heartbeat, blood pressure, and strain on the heart following a heart attack.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Dizziness, Breathlessness, Palpitations, Constipation, Slow heart rate, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • Nebivolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Nebivolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Nebivolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Nebivolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

Frequently asked questions

Nebivolol

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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?
Nebivolol is not a generic

Q.

Is it a generic for bystoli?
Bystoli and Nebicard are the brand names for nebivolol

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What is Nebicard?
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 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

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Is nebivolol safe?
Nebivolol is safe if used for an indication and a dose prescribed by your doctor

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Is nebivolol a diuretic/ACE blocker/beta-blocker?
Nebivolol is a beta-blocker. It is not a diuretic

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Does it contain nitrates?
ACE blocker and it does not contain nitrates

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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

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Can I take nebivolol with ibuprofen?
Nebivolol is not known to interact with ibuprofen, but it should be taken only after doctor's advice

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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

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Does nebivolol cross blood brain barrier?
Nebivolol may cross the blood brain barrier in small amounts.


Content on this page was last updated on 10 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)