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The prescription blood pressure medicine Bystolic® (nebivolol) has been shown to significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It belongs to a class of drugs known as beta blockers, which work by blocking beta-1 receptors (and sometimes beta-2 receptors) in the body.
 
In clinical studies that evaluated the effects of Bystolic, the medication was shown to lower 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 medicines.
 
Bystolic comes in tablet form and is typically taken by mouth once a day, either with a meal or on an empty stomach. You can take this blood pressure medication at any time of the day, but it is best to take it at the same time each day. Do not stop taking Bystolic suddenly, as serious complications (including heart attacks) may result.
 
(Click Bystolic for more information on how Bystolic works as a blood pressure medicine, to learn about the warnings associated with this drug, and to find out what side effects may occur during treatment.)
 
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