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Can bystolic (nebivolol) cause depression as some other beta blockers can?

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Dr. Leslie Westfield
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Depression and meds: Reportedly, some people taking Bystolic (nebivolol) have avoided developing symptoms associated with depression. However, many other factors may contribute to someone developing depression symptoms while on any medication. If Depression symptoms occur, contact your doctor.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depression & BB.: Depression due to beta-blockers is related to the lipid-solubility of the medication - some can get into the central nervous system more easily than others, thereby causing depression. So while the intensity of the effect varies among the medications, beta-blockers in general are linked to causing depression.
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Dr. Ira Katz
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This can also be used as an advantage in patient's with anxiety as the can help as an adjunct to other treatment.
Jan 27, 2016

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A 51-year-old male asked:

Which beta blocker would cause the least depression.....bystolic?

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Dr. Leonard Stein
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Cardiology 49 years experience
Prob Atenolol: Bystolic (nebivolol) a powerful med, well tolerated by patients w many birthdays. It is excreted by kidney and liver, so is both hydrophilic(kidney)& Lipophylic(Liver). Lipophillic meds do go to Brain. Atenolol is primarily hydrophilic, so does not affect brain much. Metoprolol is prim lipo so not so good for depressed persons. Atenolol best choice.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2016


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