The scientific name of the drug Bystolic is Nebivolol, and it is used in the treatment of high blood pressure, and lowering blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems, and this drug belongs to a group of drugs known like beta blockers. , which act by preventing the action of certain natural substances in the body. The body, like epinephrine in the heart and blood vessels, this effect reduces heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac stress.
How to use Bystolic:
Read the package leaflet before you start using nebivolol and ask your pharmacist or doctor if you have any questions about this medicine.
– This medicine is taken by mouth with or without food as directed by the doctor, and is generally used once a day, and the dose depends on the patient’s health status and the degree of response to treatment.
– The medicine should be used regularly so that you can get the most benefit from it, and it is preferable to take it at a fixed time so that you remember the dose.
It takes several weeks for the drug to feel the full benefit of its use, and you should continue to take it even with a feeling of improvement, as patients with high blood pressure do not usually feel sick.
You should tell your doctor if you do not feel better or if your condition worsens despite taking the medicine regularly (ie if your blood pressure remains high or increases).
Side effects of taking Bystolic:
Headache, dizziness, tired feeling, nausea, slow heart rate, and trouble sleeping may occur. See a doctor if these symptoms persist or worsen.
To relieve dizziness and lightheadedness, get up gradually from a sitting or lying position.
– This medicine can cause a decrease in blood flow to the hands and feet, which causes a feeling of cold, and smoking worsens this condition, so wear good clothing to warm the extremities and avoid smoking.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following serious symptoms, including blue fingers, fainting, very slow heartbeat, new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (swollen feet and ankles, extreme tiredness, shortness of breath, sudden weight gain and inexplicable). ), mood and mental changes (confusion, mood swings, and depression).
Severe sensitivity to this drug is rare, but medical attention should be sought if any symptoms are observed, including rash, swelling (face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, and breathing problems.
Precautions when taking Bystolic:
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to nebivolol or any other allergies.
Before taking the medication, tell your doctor if you have a history of heart disease, heart rhythm problems, circulation problems, breathing problems, psychological or mental illness, muscle disease, hyperthyroidism, or severe allergies.
– This drug causes dizziness, so it is advised not to drive, operate machinery or perform any activity that requires alertness and alertness, and it is advised to limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
– If you are diabetic, this medicine may cause an increased heart rate, when your blood sugar level drops, and some symptoms of diabetes are also affected by the medicine, such as dizziness and sweating, and may make it difficult to control of the blood. sugar levels, so it is recommended that you check your sugar regularly and consult a doctor when necessary, as he can regulate the medication, diet or exercise program for you.
– This medication is used during pregnancy only out of necessity. Babies born to mothers taking this medication may suffer from low birth weight and should be monitored to prevent low blood pressure and slow heartbeat.
– The effect of the drug on breast milk is unknown, so consult a doctor before using it before breastfeeding.