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.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food once a day. 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.
Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Headache. Slow heartbeat. Change in sex ability. This most often goes back to normal.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
If you have an allergy to nebivolol or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Very bad liver disease, slow heartbeat without a working pacemaker, or very weak heart. If you are more than 12 weeks pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety, or lack of interest in life. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Trouble breathing. A big weight gain. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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