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The prescription medication Bystolic® (nebivolol) is licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults. It is approved to be used alone or in combination with other types of blood pressure medicine. Bystolic belongs to a class of drugs called beta blockers, which work by blocking beta-1 receptors (and sometimes beta-2 receptors) in the body.
In clinical studies, this drug was shown to decrease systolic blood pressure by up to 11.7 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by up to 8.3 mmHg (on average) in people with mild to moderate high blood pressure. One study also showed that Bystolic can provide a further reduction when added to other blood pressure medications.
Bystolic comes in tablet form and is usually taken once a day. The specific dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the severity of your high blood pressure and how you respond to the medication.
(Click Bystolic for more detailed dosing information for this medication, to find out what side effects may occur with Bystolic, and to learn about some of the warnings associated with beta blockers.)