Bystolic and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Bystolic 2.5mg and/or Equivalents||Bystolic, Nebivolol|
|Bystolic 5mg and/or Equivalents||Bystolic, Nebivolol|
|Bystolic 10mg and/or Equivalents||Bystolic, Nebivolol|
|Bystolic 20mg and/or Equivalents||Bystolic|
Bystolic Drug Description
Bystolic (nebivolol) is an oral drug used in hypertension. It contains the active ingredient Nebivolol Hydrochloride. The medicine is widely prescribed due to its effectiveness. Likewise a generic version of the medicine is also available. This has made the drug far more affordable to many countries that cannot afford the original cost of the medication. Micro Labs Ltd trades the drug with the name ‘Nebilong’ while ‘Bystolic’ is the trade name of the company Menarani.
Conditions Treated by Bystolic
Bystolic is given to patients with elevated blood pressure (hypertensive). The active ingredient in the drug, namely Nebivolol belongs to a category of medicine called beta-blocker. In simple terms, a beta-blocker reduces the blood pressure and helps lower the pressure on the heart, it’s improving its overall functioning. To understand the functioning of beta-blockers, these literally block β1 receptors, which help patients who have heart disease. They reduce the likelihood of any adverse events associated with cardiovascular disease, which could be a stroke or a heart attack.
Bystolic Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
Bystolic is meant for oral consumption and accordingly it is available in tablet form. The medicine should be taken with water. Generally the prescribed dosage for Bystolic is once a day. The basic dosage is a pill comprising of 5mg of the medicine. This can be a monotherapy or even part of a combination therapy, depending on the severity of the patient’s condition. For severe hypertension cases, the dosage is gradually boosted up to 40 mg over a period of about 2 weeks.
Bystolic can be taken at anytime of the day as it does not necessarily have to be taken with food, which is an advantage if the drug. However since the drug is prescribed for people suffering from hypertension, it is recommended that patients taking it must ensure that they have a healthy diet that is low in salt and cholesterol.
b.) Missing a Dose
There are numerous ways to ensure that a drug schedule is not missed. One can set medicine alarms or combine the medicine with certain daily activities. A simple way is to take the medicine at the same time each day, which helps the patient to remember. However there can be some occasions all the same, when a patient misses his/her medicines. A missed dose should be taken whenever remembered as long as it is less than 12 hours. Generally for a daily consumption medicine such as Bystolic, taking a pill after 12 hours of the usual time, means that it is too close to the next dosage. At such times, the patient can simply take the next dose of Bystolic as planned. Never compensate for a missed dose with an additional dose as this can cause overdosing.
To avoid overdosing, the patient must strictly adhere to the dosage schedules of Bystolic as mentioned by the physician. The following are symptoms indicative of an overdose of Bystolic:
- Faintness or giddiness
- Reduced heart rate
- Blockage in the heart (severe overdose)
For a suspected overdose, it advised that the patient be taken to a doctor immediately. Usually if the over dosage is recent, the doctor might flush out the medicine. Additionally IV glucose and medicines to control the heartbeats might be given.
Bystolic is a prescription medicine meant for adults only. People who are allergic to Nebivolol Hydrochloride or any other component of Bystolic must not take the drug. Likewise any patient, who has a history of heart disease particularly slow heartbeats, must be careful when taking the drug. Patients who have a history of kidney or liver related problems must inform the physician when they are being prescribed Bystolic. Patients with heart disease also might need an alternative to Bystolic.
The impact of Bystolic is not adequately studied in the context of pregnancy or breastfeeding; therefore those who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant must inform the doctor at the time of prescription. Lactating mothers should also avoid the medicine as it could affect breast milk and thereby the baby as well. Patients with a thyroid problem might have to avoid this medication. Diabetic patients might also require a different dosage or alternate to Bystolic as there could be drug interactions and adverse events. Patients must inform their doctor about all aspects about their health when they begin a dosage of Bystolic.
Bystolic Side Effects
Most prescription drugs like Bystolic tend to have a side effect, which are undesirable effects in addition to the intended effects. However it is not necessary that all patients will experience these side effects, and with the same extent. In fact in clinical studies, Bystolic was shown to have minimal side effects. Some of them were:
- Feeling tired
- Digestion problems such as diarrhea
- Feeling faint
Most of these side effects are fairly uncomplicated and can be easily managed by lifestyle changes and home remedies. Theoretically there are some serious side effects also that are possible. These are:
- Pain in the chest
- Slowed heart beat
- Worsening of asthma
Some people might experience an allergy-like reaction to Bystolic. The following indicates this:
- Skin rash or itchiness
- Swelling on tongue, throat or mouth
Possible Drug Interactions with Bystolic
When two or more drugs are taken simultaneously, the bio-chemical ingredients in each of these might interact with one another. Hence the patient must report if he/she is taking any drugs at the time of prescription for Bystolic. Following are the drugs that are known to have an interaction with Bystolic, other beta-blockers such as:
- Lopressor (metoprolol)
- Corgard (nadolol)
- Tenormin (atenolol)
- Inderal (propranolol)
- Trandate (labetalol)
- Medicines that maintain the heart rhythm
- Antidepressant medicines
- Other medicines for hypertension or heart disease
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.