Bystolic (nebivolol) is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It is a beta-blocker, which works by affecting heart and circulation of blood flow through veins and arteries. Beta-blockers are a class of drugs that block the action of epinephrine and norepinephrine on the heart and blood vessels. Bystolic relaxes your blood vessels to help lower your blood pressure. Lowering your blood pressure also lowers your risk of stroke or heart attack. Taking Bystolic along with a healthy diet and exercise can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. Healthy eating and exercise are important parts of the complete program. Bystolic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Bystolic is a medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure, a condition also known as hypertension. Bystolic is used because its active ingredient - nebivolol - belongs to the beta-blocker class of medicines, which slow down the rate at which the heart works. Common side effects include tiredness, headache, and weakness.
Bystolic is a prescription drug that is often used with other medications to treat high blood pressure in adults. Bystolic may also be used to prevent angina (chest pain) and heart failure. Additionally, Bystolic can improve a patient’s chances of survival following a heart attack.
Bystolic belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers. Bystolic works by interfering with the way certain natural substances produced by the body such as epinephrine work on your heart and blood vessels. This, in turn, reduces your heart rate and blood pressure as well as the strain placed on the heart.
By lowering blood pressure, Bystolic, in essence, reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.