The usual starting dose of Bystolic for most people with high blood pressure is 5 mg once daily. If your blood pressure levels do not improve, your healthcare provider may gradually increase your dose up to a maximum of 40 mg daily. People with severe kidney problems or moderate liver problems may need to start with lower Bystolic dosage, such as 2.5 mg once daily.
The dose of Bystolic® (nebivolol) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The severity of your high blood pressure
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Recommended Dosing Guidelines for BystolicFor most people, the starting Bystolic dosage for the treatment of high blood pressure is 5 mg once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose slowly (once every two weeks), up to a maximum of Bystolic 40 mg once daily.
For people with severe kidney impairment or moderate liver impairment, the recommended starting dose of Bystolic is 2.5 mg once daily. This medication is not recommended for people with severe liver impairment.
As with all beta blockers, you should not abruptly stop taking Bystolic, as serious problems (including heart attacks) may result. Your healthcare provider will advise you on how to safely stop taking this medication. People are usually recommended to slowly reduce the dose over a period of one to two weeks, with careful monitoring. It is best to minimize physical activity during this time. Let your healthcare provider know if you develop chest pain or any other problems while stopping Bystolic.