Bystolic Uses

How Does Bystolic Work?

Bystolic belongs to a group of drugs called beta-adrenergic blocking agents, more often known as beta blockers. As the name implies, these medications block beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Stress hormones (such as adrenaline) bind to these receptors and cause certain reactions in the body, such as:
 
At lower doses in most people, Bystolic helps to block a specific type of beta receptor called beta-1 receptors (at higher doses, it also blocks beta-2 receptors). By blocking beta-1 receptors, Bystolic causes the reverse effect of stress hormones. It decreases heart rate and both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
 

Bystolic Use in Children or Teens

Bystolic is not approved for use in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
 

Off-Label Uses for Bystolic

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Bystolic for something other than high blood pressure. Sometimes, Bystolic is used off-label for the following uses:
 
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