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    Nebivolol

    Information about Nebivolol

    Nebivolol uses

    Nebivolol is used in the treatment of hypertension.

    How nebivolol works

    Nebivolol is a beta blocker that works specifically on the heart. It works by slowing down the heart rate and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood around the body.

    Common side effects of nebivolol

    Nausea, Headache, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Cold extremities

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    Expert advice for Nebivolol

    • May cause transient lethargy and depression. Notify your doctor if these symptoms persist for long.
    • May increase wheezing and shortness of breath if you have a lung disease.
    • May lower heart rate and cause dizziness and fainting.
    • Can hide symptoms of low blood sugar. Be careful if you're diabetic.
    • Should not be discontinued abruptly as it may increase the chances of a heart attack or other heart problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Nebivolol

    Nebivolol

    Q. What is Nebivolol and what is it used for?
    Nebivolol is a beta-blocker and it is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and chronic heart failure in patients aged 70 years or older.
    Q. How does Nebivolol work?
    Nebivolol works by blocking the action of certain chemical messengers on the blood vessels and heart which relaxes the blood vessels and slows the heart rate. This leads to a decreased blood pressure and an improved blood flow. The reduced blood pressure makes it easier for a weak heart to pump blood at a slower rate, making it useful in heart failure also.
    Q. Is Nebivolol a cardioselective beta blocker?
    Nebivolol is a cardioselective beta blocker, which acts on the beta receptors present in the heart only.
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    Q. Is Nebivolol better than bisoprolol?
    Nebivolol and bisoprolol belong to the same class of medicines beta blockers with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use. 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 a diuretic?
    Nebivolol is not a diuretic. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Nebivolol an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
    Nebivolol is not an Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Nebivolol safe?
    Nebivolol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Can I take Nebivolol with ibuprofen?
    The effects of Nebivolol can be decreased by ibuprofen. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
    Q. Is Nebivolol a blood thinner?
    Nebivolol is not a blood thinner. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
    Q. Is Nebivolol a nitrate?
    Nebivolol is not a nitrate. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cause weight gain?
    Nebivolol has not been reported to cause weight gain. Talk to your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking Nebivolol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cause erectile dysfunction (impotence)?
    Erectile dysfunction (inability to achieve an erection) also known as impotence is an uncommon side effect of Nebivolol. Please consult your doctor if you have erectile dysfunction while taking Nebivolol.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cause hair loss?
    Nebivolol has not been reported to cause hair loss. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Nebivolol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cross the blood-brain barrier?
    Nebivolol crosses the blood brain barrier due to its lipophilic nature. So, it is effective in the treatment of migraine and essential tremors. This could also cause higher chances of central nervous system effects such as lethargy, confusion, and depression.
    Q. Does Nebivolol increase testosterone?
    Nebivolol has not been reported to cause an increase in testosterone levels. Talk to your doctor for further information on the same as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
    Q. Does Nebivolol contain nitrates?
    Nebivolol does not contain nitrates. It belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cause tinnitus?
    Nebivolol has not been reported to cause tinnitus. Talk to your doctor if you experience tinnitus while taking Nebivolol as it could be due to some other underlying condition.
    Q. Does Nebivolol help to treat anxiety?
    Nebivolol is not used for the treatment of anxiety. Nebivolol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. Propanolol is a beta blocker which is used in the treatment of anxiety. Consult a doctor if you have anxiety for the right treatment.
    Q. Does Nebivolol cause fatigue?
    Nebivolol may cause fatigue (tiredness) and dizziness and you need to be very cautious if you have to drive or use any machines or tools. Talk to your doctor if you have these problems while taking Nebivolol.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)