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What Is Nebivolol
It isn't scored.: I can't find anything on any sites about ability to cut the pill. However it does come in a 5mg strength. Sometimes when pills are not scored - they aren't meant to be broken. Hopefully, another physician on healthtap can provide you a more definitive answer than mine. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely and it will go twice as far provided that 5mg qd is the right dose for you. The other question is whether you are reducing it on your own or this directed by your physician? Please don't reduce on your own unless you've discussed with your md. ...Read more
Most: Bystolic (nebivolol) doen't have significant interaction with other meds, but because it lowers blood pressure, caution must be taken with other blood pressure medications to make sure blood pressure is not lowered too much. Because it is a beta blocker and can lower heart rate, use with caution with other meds that may slow the heart rate, such as diltiazem or verapamil. ...Read more
Beta Blocker: There are many beta blockers available, you need to speak to the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Severity = Moderate: Monitor blood pressure response to phosphodiesterase 5 (pde5) inhibitors in patients receiving concurrent antihypertensive therapy. Pde5 inhibitors can cause additional mild-moderate blood pressure reductions (and related adverse effects, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and/or fainting), and the magnitude of this effect may vary somewhat depending on the particular antihypertensive therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta-Adrenergic Bloc: Bystolic (nebivolol) is in a class of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents.Some drugs in this class are atenolol, metoprolol, Acebutolol which can be used for treating high blood pressure.Please discuss with your doctor to see which other generic would be good/ affordable for you.As no matter how good a drug is, it does no good if it is not taken.Hope you/your doctor can agree on what is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to quit Nebivolol. I took 5mg for 9 days. Skipped 1 day,then 1.25mg for 4 days. Is it safe to quit Nebivolol now?
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
My dr. is stopping 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) after being on it for 4 months.......how long until it is entirely out of your body?
Half life is 12 hrs: So in 2-3 days it shoukd be diwn to negligible levels ...Read more
Recently placed on ramped up dose of bystolic (nebivolol) to 20mg. No problems with 5 or 10mg. Hanover feeling with 20mg pill. Is that a high dosage?
Incomplete data...: Yes, of course. But, it would be wise to re-ask this question with more facts such as what is your blood pressure now; what was it before? How soon or fast did the ramp up to the 20 mg dose happen. But, without your current blood pressure and a bit of history this question is not easy to give a full answer. ...Read more
Dr is switching me from 5 mg of bystolic (nebivolol) to 2.5 to offset cost initially can the 5 mg tabs be split with a pill cutter..they are not scored?
Yes: These can be cut but use a good quality splitter to avoid too much crushing or variation in the pieces. ...Read more
Dr said ok to stop 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you split or cut 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol) .Can you safely go to 2.5 mg or do you need to do 3.75 mg for a week then 2.5 mg
In kidney failure?: The nebivolol clearance through kidneys will decrease if kidney function is impaired to creatinine clearance of < 30mL/min. Otherwise, this concern should not be an issue for average healthy person. So, ask your prescribing doctor for more accurate & faster answer than the ones online since s/he knows more about you than anyone online. Best wish... ...Read more
Sure: I don't think there is any absolute conversion, but this seems like a pretty reasonable change in medications. It may be that your doctor is trying to get better control of your blood pressure? Atenolol, an older drug, may be much more affordable. Anyway ask the person who prescribed it what they were thinking. Hope the new drug works great for you and you feel healthy. ...Read more
Controlled: It would be considered a well controlled bp. ...Read more