A 55-year-old male asked:
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from you obvervation, how can you safely wean off 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). do you cut by 1/4th or do you take every other day. how long this process take.?thank

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Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
It depends: If you have been taking this beta blocker for any length of time you definitely need to taper. If you have angina be especially careful and consult with your doctor. Please share your intention to taper with your physician first anyway. Benicar (olmesartan) may be enough for your high bp. Beta blockers, in general, are not weight friendly.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Consult MD: Let u r md monitor the heart rhythm , rate and BP as both medicines act differently !

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