Generic Name : Nebivolol Pronunciation : ne-BIV-oh-lol Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives ICD Code : Y51.7
India- Asivol Tab, Endolol Tab, Nebest Tab, Nebicard Tab, Nebilol Tab, Nebilong Tab, Nebimac Tab, Nebinex Tab, Nebinex-Am Tab, Nebipil Tab, Nebistar Tab, Nebiten Tab, Nebivas Tab, Nebula Tab, Nevol Tab, Niavas Tab, Nodon Tab, Nubeta Tab, Nyfe Tab, Zenebi Tab, Zinebi Tab.
International- Bystolic. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a beta-blocker, prescribed for hypertension and also for left ventricular failure either alone or combined with other medications. It decreases the amount of blood pumped out from heart. This helps to decrease blood pressure, helps the heart pump more efficiently, and reduces the workload on the heart. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: Hypertension- The recommended starting dose is 5 mg once daily, alone or in combination with other agents. It may be increased up to 40 mg once daily, if needed.
Heart failure: The recommended starting dose is 1.25 mg once daily. May double dose 1-2 weekly up to a max of 10 mg once daily. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food once a day. Warnings and Precautions :
*Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, sick sinus syndrome, 2nd and 3rd degree heart block (without a pacemaker), history of asthma, myasthenia gravis, diabetes, metabolic acidosis, severe peripheral arterial disease, severe slow heart rate, cardiogenic shock or decompensated heart failure, untreated phaeochromocytoma (neuroendocrine tumor of the medulla of the adrenal glands), elderly, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
*Avoid abrupt withdrawal .
*It may hide signs of low blood sugar, such as a rapid heartbeat. Side Effects :
Heart- Slow heart beat, chest pain.
Most Common- Headache, fatigue, nausea.
Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea, abdominal pain.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, sleeplessness, weakness, tingling.
Respiratory- Difficulty in breathing.
Metabolic - Increased level of cholesterol, and uric acid in the blood .
*Avoid excess dosage.
*It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Storage Conditions :
Oral: Store it at room temperature (20-25°C) and in an airtight container. Keep away from excess heat and moisture.
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