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Is bystolic (nebivolol) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is bystolic (nebivolol) safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommended: This medication can cause problems in babies both before delivery and if you are breastfeeding. It can interfere with the babies normal heart pacing and lead to a too small baby. If you are taking this medication, talk to your doctor before you get pregnant. If you are already pregnant, call your doctor to discuss but don't come off until they say so. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I take bystolic (nebivolol) becsuse my anxiety causes my heart rate to be at a constant 144 beats per minute. I am trying to get pregnant. how can I lower my HR?

I take bystolic (nebivolol) becsuse my anxiety causes my heart rate to be at a constant 144 beats per minute.  I am trying to get pregnant.  how can I lower my HR?

Medication : You need a full cardigan evaluation then they place on the right medicine to lower your heart rate before you get pregnant then they keep monitoring you when you are pregnant and adjust the medicine ...Read more

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Is it safe to quit bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg on it for a year new dr doesn't want me to take it Thanks ?

Is it safe to quit bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg on it for a year new dr doesn't want me to take it 
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Should be reduced: slowly ( tapered down ) to 2.5 mg ( 1/2 tab) for 1 week then 1/2 tab every other day, until done. Rapid discontinuation of a beta blocker like Bystolic (nebivolol) can cause rebound hypertension. Not sure of the logic since Bystolic (nebivolol) is an excellent medication unless you are having side effects. ...Read more

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I am very nervous about starting a new med...bystolic. Is this a generally safe med? I don't like feeling anxious about it.

I am very nervous about starting a new med...bystolic. Is this a generally safe med? I don't like feeling anxious about it.

Yes: Very safe and FDA approved. The vast majority (>95%) of people who took it in controlled trials had no more side effects than people taking a placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

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Currently taking bystolic (nebivolol) 5mg switched dr's & he doesn't want me to take it anymore how safe to quit this med??

Bystolic (nebivolol): Also called nebivolol, is a beta blocker used to treat hypertension. 5 mg is a low dose and it is safe to stop if your doctor advised so. Whenever your physician orders tests or makes changes in medications be sure to ask "why?". Your doctor will be happy to explain his or her rationale. :) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Prozac with bystolic (nebivolol)?

Prozac & Bystolic (nebivolol): The Prozac may increase the effects of the Bystolic, (nebivolol) requiring a decrease in dosage. The drugs can be used together just with awareness of this possibility. Contact your doctor if side effects noted. ...Read more

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