Generic Name(s): nebivolol
Drug Class: Beta Blockers
Bystolic is a medicine used in the treatment of high blood pressure, a condition also known as hypertension. Bystolic is used because its active ingredient - nebivolol - belongs to the beta-blocker class of medicines, which slow down the rate at which the heart works. Common side effects include tiredness, headache, and weakness.
Bystolic is a prescription drug that is often used with other medications to treat high blood pressure in adults. Bystolic may also be used to prevent angina (chest pain) and heart failure. Additionally, Bystolic can improve a patient’s chances of survival following a heart attack.
Bystolic belongs to a class of drugs called beta-blockers. Bystolic works by interfering with the way certain natural substances produced by the body such as epinephrine work on your heart and blood vessels. This, in turn, reduces your heart rate and blood pressure as well as the strain placed on the heart.
By lowering blood pressure, Bystolic, in essence, reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.